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Accuplacer Placement Testing

Be Prepared To Succeed On Your Accuplacer Placement Test

Accuplacer testing will be unavailable on Saturday Oct. 18, 2014 due to site maintenance. This is nation wide, please plan accordingly. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Are you taking the Accuplacer for the first time?

  • Test-Taking Tips
    • Don't Rush...The Accuplacer isn't a timed test.
    • Come Prepared...STUDY! Arrive early with necessary materials. 
    • Rest Up...Get enough sleep the night before you take the Accuplacer.
    • Relax...The Accuplacer 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 first Accuplacer is $10 for ACC students.
    • Test takers must present a valid photo ID.
    • There are three sections to the ACCUPLACER: 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 Accuplacer.
    • 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 Accuplacer

Are you retaking the Accuplacer to improve your scores?

  • Before Retaking the Accuplacer
    • 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 Accuplacer?

      The Accuplacer test can only be taken 3 times in a one year period. After the initial first time test a retest may be taken the next business day. After the first retest a 30 day wait/study period must be taken.

 

  • Testing Basics
  •      The cost to retest is $10 per section.
  •      Test takers must have a valid photo ID.
  •      View the ACC Testing Center hours.
  •      Students who use accommodations for testing should contact Disability Services

Additional Accuplacer Tests

Biology Accuplacer

  • Testing Basics
    • The Biology Accuplacer can only be taken one time
    • The cost for the Biology Accuplacer is $10 for ACC students.
    • Biology Accuplacer 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
    • The Coloring Book for Biology
    • Biology for Dummies

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