Placement Testing Information
Accuplacer Placement Test
Students must take the Accuplacer Placement Test prior to being enrolled for the upcoming semester, in order to be placed into the appropriate English and Math courses.
If you would like to register for the placement test, please contact the Admissions Office at 617-588-1368 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What can you expect from the Placement Test?
Students must take the Accuplacer Placement Test prior to being enrolled for the upcoming semester in order to be placed into the appropriate English and Math courses.
There are three components and test-takers are allotted 3 hours for the test:
Math- Consists of a web-based placement exam in Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra. Some applicants may be asked to take a third level math course (College level) depending on their performance on the first two math tests. Calculators are not allowed; however, one may appear on the computer screen for many questions. We will also supply you with paper and writing utensils to solve problems.
English- You will be asked to read a short essay and respond to a prompt in writing. Non-native speakers of English also take a computer-based reading test.
Academic Consultation- After finishing the test, students meet with a placement proctor for an Academic Consultation to discuss assessment results and course options.
Do I need to register?
It is ideal to sign up in advance for the placement test date you would like to attend. Registration is currently closed. Please check back for dates and to access the form.
Upcoming Placement Testing Dates:
- Thursday, September 4th at 3pm
- Friday, September 5th at 3pm
If you would like to review your Math skills prior to taking the Accuplacer, please click here (PDF 124.9KB) for a sample test.