College Placement Test

Be Prepared To Succeed On Your College Placement Test

Are you taking the college placement test for the first time?

  • Test-Taking Tips
    • Don't Rush...The placement assessment isn't a timed test.
    • Come Prepared...STUDY! Arrive early with necessary materials. 
    • Rest Up...Get enough sleep the night before you take the placement assessment.
    • Relax...The college placement test is not a pass or fail test.  It is used for course placement, but your results matter.
    • STUDY...Use the study guides below to refresh on the three subject areas. Avoid distractions before the test.

  • Testing Basics
    • The cost for your placement test is $10 for ACC students.
    • Test takers must present a valid photo ID.
    • There are three sections to the college placement test: Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, and Math.
    • Placement testing is required by the Colorado Community College System for all new students.
    • View the ACC Testing Center hours.
    • A built-in calculator is available for some Math questions the Math section. Outside calculators are not allowed in the testing room for the placement test.
    • Scratch paper and pencils are provided by the ACC Testing Center.
    • Students who use accommodations for testing should contact Disability Services

  • Online Study Guides
  • Next Steps After Taking the College Placement Test

Are you retaking the college placement test to improve your scores?

  • Before Retaking the placement test
    • Make sure you understand your scores... Speak with an Academic Advisor to understand your course placement options
    • Evaluate your test preparation... What can you do differently than last time to prepare better for your next placement test?

  • Testing Basics
  • Online Study Guides

Additional Placement Tests

Biology Placement Test 

  • Testing Basics
    • The Biology placement test can only be taken one time
    • The cost for the Biology placement test is $10 for ACC students.
    • A biology placement test score of 75+ places you into BIO 201 - Anatomy & Physiology I
      • Earning a score of 75+ does not earn credit for BIO 111 - General College Biology I
    • Speak with the Biology Department for addition test content information

  • Study Guides
    • Silver Education Publishing covering topics on:
      • Basic Chemistry (matter and energy, molecules and mixtures, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, inorganic compounds, organic compounds)
      • Cellular Biology (structure of plasma membrane, functions of the plasma membrane, the cytoplasm, the nucleus, cell growth and reproduction)
      • Mendelian Genetics
      • Cellular Respiration
      • Photosynthesis
    • The Ultimate Study Guide for Biology: Key Review Questions and Answers with Explanations
    • Anatomy & Physiology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers with Explanations
    • Microbiology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers
    • Key facts for Anatomy and Physiology
    • Psychology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and answers with Explanations
    • The Ultimate Study Guide for the Registry Examination in Radiography: Key Review Questions and Answers

Registry Examination in Radiography: Key Review Questions and Answers

  • The Ultimate Study Guide for the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Body: Key Review Question and Answers
    • Author: Patrick Leonardi 
    • Publisher: Silver Educational Publishing
  • Biology for Dummies