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ACCUPLACER© Placement Test

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Many WCTC courses have prerequisites related to reading, writing and math skills. A prerequisite is a requirement that a student must fulfill before registering for a course. You can demonstrate your reading, writing and/or math skills in one or more of the following ways:

  • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.
  • ACT, ACCUPLACER©, Compass, Asset, GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher), or TABE Advanced test results.
  • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.
  • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER©.
  • These options do not apply to the ACCUPLACER© for Apprenticeships.

The ACCUPLACER© college placement exams measure a student's proficiency in specific academic areas. Placement scores will determine what courses a student can enroll in for their first semester, which will affect how quickly a student can complete a degree at WCTC. 

  • If you are applying for a WCTC program or taking courses, there is no fee to take the ACCUPLACER© for the first time. You are allowed to retest one time; there is a $15 fee to retest.
  • The ACCUPLACER© is administered on the computer and is untimed. The typical test-taker will need approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete the exam.

We strongly recommend doing some preparation before your testing date. Check out this free ACCUPLACER© Study App and math review. WCTC Academic Support can help you prepare for the ACCUPLACER©.

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Take the ACCUPLACER© on Campus

It's best to schedule your ACCUPLACER exam in advance, but we understand that life can get in the way! Same-day appointments may be available.

We strongly recommend doing some preparation before your testing date. Check out this free ACCUPLACER© Study App and math review. The Academic Support department at WCTC is available to help you prepare for the ACCUPLACER©.

Schedule Your Exam

Take the ACCUPLACER© Remotely via Examity ($25 fee)

Examity is a third-party remote service with a live proctor.

  • Examity charges a $25 fee at the time of scheduling.
  • You can schedule this exam with Examity when it works for you. Your test must be completed within two weeks of the request.
  • Before submitting a request, verify that your computer meets the technology requirements. Contact Examity for technical support; the WCTC Testing Center is not able to provide assistance.

Submit your request using the link below. Choose "ACCUPLACER" as type of exam, then "Remote Testing," then "ACCUPLACER Remote using Examity."

Requests are processed during Testing Center office hours. Once processed, you will receive an email from ACCUPLACER© regarding your Remote Voucher Notification. This email includes important information on how to take your ACCUPLACER© test.

Submit a Request

Find My Placement Scores

Placement assessment results are available in a printed report format immediately upon test completion. Score reports include course placement recommendations. Review scores and placement information for course prerequisites. Scores may take up to 1 business day to link to your student account.

As a WCTC student, you can view your placement scores via myWCTC:

  • Log in to myWCTC
  • Select "myProfile"
  • Select "Prior Education and Testing"

For help interpreting your placement scores, connect with an enrollment counselor.