The ACCUPLACER Placement is an untimed, computerized assessment that has three multiple choice sections (writing, reading, and math). Students cannot pass or fail ACCUPLACER, the results are used to evaluate your skills and place you into appropriate courses given your current skill level. Scratch paper and pencils are provided. No dictionaries or personal calculators are allowed, but calculators are available on the computers. Results are printed immediately following the completion of Accuplacer.

  • Valid Photo ID is required
  • Fee is $17 (non-refundable)

While there is no specific time limit, we ask that students give themselves enough time, approximately 2 hours to finish. ACCUPLACER Placement must be completed in the same day started. Please allow ample time to complete all three sections before the office closes. Students may take the assessment once every 14 days.

 Guided Self PlacementThe math placement listed on the score sheet is a recommendation based on ACCUPLACER performance. If a student believes that this score does not represent their best performance the student has the option of Guided Self Placement. Guided Self Placement is a process where students are provided additional information about the next placement level and may elect to enroll in a math course one level above their initial placement recommendation. Additional information about this process is available on the ACCUPLACER score sheet the student will receive after the completing the assessment.

Where to Take the ACCUPLACER

  • ACCUPLACER is offered at Kodiak Corner in building CC1.  No appointment necessary; first-come, first-serve basis. 
    • ACCUPLACER Placement Fall, Winter, & Spring Hours: Monday & Thursday 9AM-3PM, Tuesday & Wednesday 9AM-4PM, Friday 10AM-12PM, and CLOSED on Saturday & Sunday. 
    • ACCUPLACER Placement Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 9AM-3PM and CLOSED on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 
    • The end times listed above are last seating times for the day. Students who start ACCUPLACER placement at or before those times will have time to complete it before the Kodiak Corner closes for the day.
    • To check for Office Closures (including holidays), please go to the Kodiak Corner Webpage.
    • Please refrain from wearing cologne, perfumes, or scents in the testing room.


Students with Disabilities

Students with a documented disability can set up a time with the Disability Support Services Office to take the Accuplacer Placement in a private room or to set up accommodations for a reader and/or scribe.

Please call 48 hours in advance to schedule an appointment at 425.352.8128.

English as a Second Language Students

Placement for English as a Second Language (ESL) is used to determine the placement level of non-English speakers. Contact the ESL office at 425.352.8158 for ESL placement.