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Course Placement Tests

Beginning 10/1/18, you must compete the ACCUPLACER Placement Test if:

  • Your high school GPA is below 2.6
  • You have been out of high school for more than 10 years and have not completed college coursework in English, Reading, or Math from another college
  • You are enrolling in Dual/Concurrent Enrollment classes while still in high school and do not have one of the State required scores listed on the Dual/Concurrent enrollment form AND/OR do not meet the high school GPA requirements listed above.

Students under the age of 18 must meet State enrollment requirements AND course placement requirements

Accuplacer – computer based, adaptive placement exam

Accuplacer is a comprehensive computerized adaptive testing system designed for placement into the appropriate levels of English reading and math. It is not possible to "pass/fail" the placement tests, the scores are used for appropriate course placement only. The Accuplacer test series consists of three untimed tests: Writeplacer (English), reading and math. The Writeplacer is a written essay, it requires examinees to provide a writing sample in response to a specific prompt, the reading and math placement exams are both multiple choice exams. New students are required to complete placement testing in all three subject areas. Please allow 2.5 hours to complete the entire series. Individual sections of the test may be re-tested separately.

Preparation materials for the Accuplacer exam can be found at:

CELSA - Combined English Language Skills Assessment

CELSA is a paper and pencil test designed to place adult students of English as a Second Language (ESL) into the different language ability levels in ESL courses. There is no "pass/fail" associated with test scores; the scores are used for appropriate course placement only. CELSA is a 45 minute, multiple choice test and has a practice test that testing staff work through with the student, prior to giving the test. Directions for the CELSA must be given in English without the assistance of interpretation.

Preparation materials for the CELSA exam can be found at: