ACCUPLACER Placement Test

Academic advisors and counselors at your college or technical school use your ACCUPLACER test results to help place you in classes that match your skill level. ACCUPLACER tests help identify your knowledge, strength, and needs in math, reading, and writing. Along with information about your academic background, goals, and interests, your ACCUPLACER results help you choose courses that match your skill level and give you the best opportunities for success.

All ACCUPLACER tests use a multiple-choice format. There’s no time limit on the tests, so you can focus on doing your best to demonstrate your skills.

ACCUPLACER uses the latest computer-adaptive technology and the questions you see are based on your skill level. Your response to each question drives the difficulty level of the next question so it’s important to give each question as much thought as you can before selecting your answer.

  • The use of handheld calculators is not allowed on any computer-based ACCUPLACER Math placement tests. Questions that are configured to allow for the use of a calculator will present a calculator icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  • No one passes or fails ACCUPLACER tests, but it’s important to complete the test using your best effort, so you and your college have an accurate measure of your academic skills.

No Time Limit

Multiple-choice ACCUPLACER tests are untimed, so you work at a pace that’s comfortable for you.

Make an Appointment

Typically, students make an appointment to take an ACCUPLACER test by contacting or visiting their college advising and counseling office. However, during registration walk-ins are fine.

What to Bring on Test Day

Take your photo ID and any special materials that your college may ask you to bring. Contact your UA Rich Mountain test center for any other questions you may have.

Practice and Get Prepared for Test Day

  1. Accuplacer Study App Registration
  2. Create an account with your email and a password
  3. Choose Next Generation Practice Tests, and Save
  4. Decide on a practice test to begin
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Arithmetic (for technical programs)
    • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (for associate degrees)
  5. Choose “Learn as You Go” (You will get immediate feedback after each question)
  6. The “Rationale” box includes an explanation for each incorrect response

Do several tests until you feel comfortable that you can place into the course you feel you need.

If you are taking the Accuplacer exam and are intending to enroll at UA Rich Mountain:

  • You will need to complete a UARM Application for Admission and make an appointment with a UARM Testing Center near you.
  • Effective October 1st, your first Accuplacer can be taken at no charge. After the initial assessment, you are required to pay $10 per each section you retake.
  • You may take the Accuplacer exam twice in 30 days as a future student of UA Rich Mountain and once per 30 days after the initial testing.

If you are not intending to enroll at UA Rich Mountain, but need to take the Accuplacer exam for college enrollment or scholarships purposes:

  • You are required to pay $10 per each section you take or retake.
  • You must make an appointment with the UARM Testing Center nearest you and present a receipt of payment at the time of testing.

Concurrent Students

If you are testing for Concurrent Enrollment:

  • The cost is $10 per each section taken or retaken if the exam is administered initially at a UA Rich Mountain Testing Center.
  • The fee will be waived if you take the exam on the high school campus with an UARM Representative.
  • The Accuplacer Exam will be given a minimum of once per semester on each high school campus in our service area.

Accuplacer Score Reports Can be Obtained at the following link:

Accuplacer Student Portal

The instructions for accessing your scores can be found here:

Access Your Test Scores from Student Portal

You will need the following information:

  • Student ID used at the time of testing
  • Your Name and Date of Birth
  • Name of Institution where you took the exam

Additional Resources

Math is Fun

Course Placement Information