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
    1. Reading
    2. Writing
    3. Arithmetic (for technical programs)
    4. 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.

You may take the Accuplacer twice in 30 days at no cost as a future student of UA Rich Mountain.

Additional Resources

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Course Placement Information