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What Tests Does ACC Offer?
The ACC Testing Center offers test proctoring services to both ACC students and our community members.
College Placement Testing
Take your first step toward college by taking a placement test to determine what courses are right for you.
We offer placement testing in:
*Concurrent Enrollment students, contact your high school counselor or ACC Concurrent Enrollment Specialist for options.
In addition to college placement testing, ACC offers a wide range of professional testing including:
- Correspondence Testing (schedule an appointment)
- PEARSON VUE Exam Series
- CLEP Exam Series
- DSST Exam Series
- NCCT Exam Series
ACC Instructional Testing
We also offer space for instructional testing for those needing:
- Accommodations - limited to approved exams
- Instructional Makeup Exams - contact the Testing Center to make an appointment (required)
- Departmental Placement Exams
When Can I Test?
Testing is done by appointment only on all campuses.
Testing Rules and Information
Please review all of the rules and regulations for ACC’s Testing Center before taking your exam.
COVID-19 Requirements / Guidelines
Students and guests must follow campus COVID-19 requirements while using the testing centers. ACC is a mask-friendly campus. Please ask about current mask guidelines prior to coming on campus.
- Have a temperature of less than 100.4 °F
- Are NOT experiencing:
- Loss of taste or smell
- New or worsening cough
- Unexplained shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Unexplained sore throat
- Muscle or body aches
- Unexplained headache
- Unexplained fatigue
- Nausea or vomiting
Paying for Exams
- Exams may be paid for online and on-campus
- ACCUPLACER exams for ACC students are $10 for first-time test takers
- ACCUPLACER Remote testing by Examity Live includes a third-party proctor fee of $25 for a total cost of $35
- NCCT Exams are purchased on their site and also incur an additional proctor fee of $30 paid to the Testing Center.
- HSRT Exams have a $40 proctor fee paid to the Testing Center.
- Challenge Exams are paid for prior to taking the exam per instructions provided by the Prior Learning Assessment Coordinator or Department Chair.
Please pay for your exam online.
Test Payment Options:
- Correspondence Test: Total $30.00 - paid for the ACC proctor fee
- CLEP: Total of $120 - Test-taker pays $90 to the College Board for the exam and $30.00 to ACC for the proctor fee
- College Board Next Generation ACCUPLACER Placement Test:
- For registered ACC students for first-time test-takers - Total of $10.00
- For retests per section - Total $10.00+
- For Non-ACC students - Total $20
- For Examity Live a 3rd party proctor that provides remote proctoring - $35 Total. Examity charges students a proctor fee of $25 which is in addition to the $10 exam purchase fee paid to ACC.
- Biology Placement Test: Total $10.00 ACC proctor fee
- Language Placement Test: Total $20.00 ACC proctor fee & exam purchase fee
- DSST (formerly Dantes): Total $130 - $30.00 ACC proctor fee (this is in addition to the $100 exam purchase made to Get College Credit)
- HSRT Health Sciences Reasoning Test: $40.00 ACC proctor fee and exam purchase fee
- EMT and EKG Basic for EMS program: $30.00 ACC proctor fee
- Photo IDs are mandatory in order to test.
- They must be current (not expired).
- Some exams require a secondary ID. Test candidates are responsible for knowing exam ID requirements.
- Acceptable Primary Photo IDs
- Driver's License, Military ID, State ID Card, Passport
ACC Students may use their ACC Electronic ID for instructional exams only if they can confirm their identity by answering some additional questions asked by staff prior to taking the exam.
ACC Students may request a College Board Photo ID form to take the ACCUPLACER if they don’t have a College Board-approved photo ID. Request a testingcenter [at] arapahoe [dot] edu (College Board Photo ID).
- Concurrent Enrollment students may use their high school or library photo ID card for college placement exams
Many exams require a Secondary ID and the type of ID varies from test to test. The type of ID required is subject to change. You are responsible for knowing which IDs are required and bringing the correct IDs for your exam. The Testing Center Staff is required to follow all exam ID requirements and will not be able to make exceptions.
Some exams require the Secondary IDs to have both a signature and photo on the ID. Other exams may only ask for a signature on the Secondary ID. Testing Center Staff may ask for a Secondary Photo ID if the Primary photo ID doesn't look like the candidate or is of poor quality.
All Secondary IDs must be current / unexpired.
Examples of Secondary ID - Please note that your exam has specific ID requirements and this list is a sampling from a variety of exams.
- Current Passport
- Current Tribal Card
- Current US Driver's License or US Learners Permit that is in plastic with photo and signature
- Current Military ID
- Current Employee Card
- Credit Card with Signature
- Current State-Issued ID Card
- Social Security Card with Signature
- In rare instances a Birth Certificate
- Current School ID
Test Taker Misconduct
- Giving or receiving assistance of any kind to or from another test taker during the exam session
- Using any testing aid not permitted by your instructor or exam sponsor
- Attempting to take the exam for another person
- Talking with each other during a test session
- Tampering with the operation of the computer or attempting to use it for any function other than taking the test
- Distracting other test takers in any way
- Hats, Coats, Gloves, Hoodies
- Drinks, water bottles, food
- Cell phones, iPads, iPods, Palm PDAs, and other electronic devices
- Eyeglass cases, pencil cases, calculator cases
- Sunglasses, purses, backpacks, wallets, keys
- Headphones or earbuds
- Calculators for some exams
- Others as determined by exam type
Testing Center provides scratch paper, pens, and pencils
If you need to set up accommodations for testing, please contact Disability Access Services prior to testing at 303.797.5730.
ACC Testing Centers are offering testing by appointment only. Appointments must be made by contacting the desired campus testing center.
Room M2210 (Main Building)
testingcenter [at] arapahoe [dot] edu (testingcenter[at]arapahoe[dot]edu)
Monday - Tuesday: 8am – 6pm (by appointment only)
Wednesday - Thursday: 8am – 5pm (by appointment only)
Friday: 10am – 5pm (by appointment only)
Unofficial High School and Unofficial College transcripts can be sent to testingcenter [at] arapahoe [dot] edu (testingcenter[at]arapahoe[dot]edu) for evaluation and possible testing exemptions.
Call to schedule an appointment (required) - 303.797.5993. ALL exams are stopped 15 minutes before the end of the day to allow for the closing of operations.
Check-in at the Welcome Desk
Call 303.660.3160 to schedule an appointment (required)
acctestingcenterallcampus [at] arapahoe [dot] edu (acctestingcenterallcampus[at]arapahoe[dot]edu)
Unofficial High School and Unofficial College Transcripts for Testing Exemptions
Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am - 6pm
Thursday from 9am - 3pm
Please plan ahead and always check for holiday and weather closures.
360 Virtual Tour of ACC's Testing Center
- Explore our 360 virtual tour to familiarize yourself with our Testing Center's location and testing room options, easing any anxiety you may have about your upcoming visit.
- Choose the plus sign (+) next to the instructions to begin the tour!
Testing Center Mission Statement
To provide a wide variety of relevant examinations in a professional, secure, and positive testing environment that promotes academic and professional success to our students, employees, and community.
We adhere to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines. We hold Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association (NCTA).