The ACCUPLACER is a state-approved assessment test that measures your college readiness in reading, writing and mathematics.
You cannot pass or fail the ACCUPLACER, but it is very important to do your very best, so you can accurately show your skill levels. Your academic advisors and counselors use the results of your ACCUPLACER to place you in the courses that are right for you.
The ACCUPLACER is a computer-adaptive test. This means that as you take the test, questions are chosen for you based on your answers to previous questions.
Visit the College Board's ACCUPLACER pages for detailed information.
Who Takes the ACCUPLACER Test?
If you are a new-to-college student, you are required to take a placement test--unless you have been granted an exemption or waiver.
Some students may qualify for an exemption or waiver but must still meet test score and/or course prerequisites in certain courses. There is no charge for placement tests.
How Much Does It Cost to Take the ACCUPLACER?
The cost of the test is $29.
The fee is non-refundable.
How Do I Pay for the ACCUPLACER?
- Contact your TCC Testing Center to find out how to get a Test Referral form for your campus.
- With a Test Referral form, you may pay the $29 test fee in the Business Services office on any TCC campus.
- Take your Test Referral form to the Business Services office on any TCC campus and pay the $29 test fee.
- Business Services accepts cash, check, credit card, debit card, and money orders.
- Business Service office hours are 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday.
- Take your payment receipt from Business Services and your Test Referral form to the Testing Center.
How Long Does the ACCUPLACER Take?
The ACCUPLACER is not a timed test.
The average time to complete all three sections of the test is 2 ½ -3 hours.
What Do I Need to Bring with Me to the Test?
- A government-issued photo identification is mandatory!
Examples: driver’s license, passport, military ID, high school ID
- Test Referral form.
- Payment receipt from Business Services.
Can I Bring A Calculator to the Test?
No. Calculators are not allowed.
No study materials, reference materials, or calculators may be used during the test.
Cellular phones, beepers, and all other communication devices are strictly prohibited in the testing room.
When Will I Get My Scores?
The ACCUPLACER test is scored immediately upon completion.
Students are given an unofficial copy of scores for advisement purposes.
Can I Take the ACCUPLACER Again?
Yes. You may retest at any time, upon availability.
Can I Study for the ACCUPLACER?
Yes, several study guide options are available.
iPhone Study App
Visit ACCUPLACER for information or iTunes to buy the official ACCUPLACER Study App.
Websites for Study and Review
Contact your TCC Campus Testing Center for more information.
Updated January 31, 2013