ACCUPLACER (opens new window) is a computerized placement exam that tests your knowledge in math, reading, and writing. This test helps to identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject area and assists us with determining your performance ability regarding college level course work.

What is the difference between ACCUPLACER and ACT COMPASS testing?

Both are untimed computer adaptive tests. Unlike the COMPASS, all students receive the same number of questions in each test section. PERSONAL CALCULATORS are PROHIBITED for any part of the test; however, a calculator function is built into the exam for use on SOME math questions. Pencil and scratch paper are also provided for manual computations.

What subjects are tested on ACCUPLACER?

Reading Comprehension

Sentence Skills

20 Questions 20 Questions
Measures your ability to: Measures your understanding of:
  • Understand text
  • Identify the main idea
  • Make inferences
  • Sentence structure
  • Sentence logic
  • Relationship between two sentences

Elementary Algebra

College Level Math

12 Questions 20 Questions
3 Question Types: 5 Question Types:
  • Operations with integers and rational number
  • Operations with algebraic expressions
  • Solution of equations, inequalities, and word problems
  • Algebraic operations
  • Solution of equations and inequalities
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Applications and other algebra topics
  • Functions and trigonometry


How can you prepare for ACCUPLACER testing?

A FREE Web-Based Study App for your Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone & Free printable Sample Questions are available:

ACCUPLACER Test Prep (opens new window)

How do I register for ACCUPLACER testing?

Test Reservation (opens new window)