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ACC Testing Centers are offering limited testing by appointment only. Appointments must be made by contacting the desired campus testing center.
What Tests Does ACC Offer?
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 English and math, as well as specific subjects, such as biology, Spanish, and French. Schedule a Placement Testing appointment.
*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:
- BYU Correspondence Testing (schedule an appointment)
- PEARSON VUE (not currently being offered)
- CLEP (offered only for ACC students with active accounts. Exam is only offered testingcenter [at] arapahoe [dot] edu (by appointment) on the Littleton Campus)
- DSST/Dantes (not currently being offered)
- Program-specific testing
ACC Instructional Testing
We also offer space for instructional testing for those needing:
- Accommodations - limited to approved exams
- Departmental Placement Exams
When Can I Test?
If you want to take a placement test, all 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.
- 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
- You must wear a CDC approved face covering and bring your ACC ID if you come to any campus in person. Please review ACC’s Wellbeing and Safety for more details. You must wear a mask if you are on campus in person. Neck gators and masks that have a vent that exhales ARE NOT approved to be worn on campus.
- Maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart
- Follow posted technology cleaning guidelines
Technical Requirements for Remote Testing
Please double check that your computer will operate for the exam. There will not be time to fix any technical problems during your exam appointment. If you experience technical difficulties on the day of the exam, testing will be stopped, and you will need to reschedule.
- Appropriate Technology: A desktop or laptop computer with a minimum 2GB of RAM is required. The ACCUPLACER test(s) may not be taken on a phone, iPad, tablet, or Chromebook.
- Built-in or external web camera
- Built-in or external microphone
- Built-in or external speakers
- Internet Connection: An upload and download speed of 2Mbps
- Appropriate Internet Browser: Google Chrome (v39 or later), Firefox (v34 or later), or Microsoft Edge are the preferred browsers.
- Accuplacer Compatibility: Test your computer requirements
Paying for Exams
- All exams must be paid in advance of testing appointments. No payments will be taken at the testing centers.
- Testing Center staff will provide students with online payment instructions.
- The Testing Centers will not schedule exams without prior payment.
- ACCUPLACER Remote testing by Examity AI includes a third-party proctor fee of $10.
Please pay for your exam online.
Test Payment Options:
- BYU Correspondence Test: $30.00
- CLEP: $30.00
- College Placement Test: $10.00 for registered ACC students for first-time test-takers, retests are $10 per section; $20 for non-ACC students
- Biology Placement Test: $10.00
- Language Placement Test: $20.00
- ACCUPLACER Placement Test: $10.00
- DSST (formerly Dantes): $30.00
- HSRT Health Sciences Reasoning Test: $40.00
- EMT and EKG Basic for EMS program: $30.00
- 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 if 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, 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.
Room M2210 (Main Building)
testingcenter [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Monday - Thursday: 8am – 5pm (by appointment only)
Closed 12 - 1pm for cleaning
Call to schedule an appointment (required) - 303.797.5993. ALL exams are stopped 15 minutes before end of day to allow for closing of operations. You must have a scheduled appointment to enter the Testing Center. Please pay for testing and schedule your appointment online or by phone (these will not be done in person at this time).
Call 303.734.4822 to schedule an appointment (required)
Check in at the Welcome Desk
acctestingcenterallcampus [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Monday - Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Check in at the Welcome Desk
Call 303.660.3160 to schedule and appointment (required)
acctestingcenterallcampus [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Beginning August 12, 2020
Monday and Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Closed from 12pm – 1pm for cleaning
Please plan ahead and always check for holiday and weather closures.
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).