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.
Prospective and admitted students who need to submit test scores for admission and placement purposes should plan to take all three sections of the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER exam – the Reading and Writing sections, along with the Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics math section (QAS). See New Freshman Admissions Requirements for additional information.
New and current students who have been assessed developmental course placement may elect to take a single section of the exam – Reading, Writing, or the Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics math exam (QAS) as needed. See Math Placement for Undergraduates for more information regarding math remediation.
For practice materials, including the ACCUPLACER Study App visit Practice for ACCUPLACER.
The Accuplacer is taken online using a test-at-home solution called Proctortrack. After registering for your exam, you will receive an email with a voucher for your exam and instructions on setting up your account within three business days. Once your account has been created and verified (3-6 hours) you can take the exam at home without scheduling an appointment. Your test session will be reviewed by a proctor and results are released within 12 to 24 hours. See the Proctortrack Student Guide for more information.
- Online Registration: $45.00 ($65.00 Late)
Register online for the Accuplacer (Math / Reading / Writing)
- Sections of the Accuplacer (Math, Reading, Writing and WritePlacer ESL) are available for $20.00 each.
WritePlacer gives you an opportunity to show how effectively you can develop and express your ideas in writing. You will first read a short passage and an assignment question that are focused on an important issue. You will then write an essay in which you develop your point of view on the issue. You should support your position with appropriate reasoning and examples. The position you take will not influence your score.
Your essay will be given a holistic score that represents how clearly and effectively you expressed your position. The following six characteristics of writing will be considered:
- Purpose and Focus—The extent to which you present information in a unified and coherent manner, clearly addressing the issue.
- Organization and Structure—The extent to which you order and connect ideas.
- Development and Support—The extent to which you develop and support ideas.
- Sentence Variety and Style—The extent to which you craft sentences and paragraphs demonstrating control of vocabulary, voice, and structure.
- Mechanical Conventions—The extent to which you express ideas using Standard Written English.
- Critical Thinking—The extent to which you communicate a point of view and demonstrate reasoned relationships among ideas.
Online Registration: $20.00