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
- 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.
ACCUPLACER©, developed by The College Board, is administered on the computer and is
untimed. The typical test-taker will need approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete the
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©. View their
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.
If you have a disability and need accommodations for the ACCUPLACER©, please contact
the Student Accessibility Office at SAO@wctc.edu or 262.691.5318 for assistance with making your request and scheduling.
English Language Learners
If English is not your first language or you have not attended a U.S. school for 10
or more years, you can take the ACCUPLACER© ESL. You will be tested in Language Use, Sentence Meaning, Listening, and Reading Skills.
When signing up for a session, you will be asked if English is your primary language.
If you select “no,” you will be given the ACCUPLACER ESL. If you select “yes,” you
will be given the traditional ACCUPLACER.
Schedule Your Exam
You have several options to take the ACCUPLACER©:
Take the ACCUPLACER© on Campus
- On campus in the Testing Center
- Remotely at home using Zoom with a staff member. A computer with a camera, microphone
and high-speed internet are required for this option.
Take the ACCUPLACER© Remotely via Zoom Appointment
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.
Preparation is important. View our test prep resources above for more information.
Schedule Your Exam >
You can take your ACCUPLACER© placement test remotely using Zoom when dates are available.
Choose "Remote Testing" when scheduling your exam. If no dates are listed, please
choose "Take the ACCUPLACER© on Campus" above.
- Desktop or laptop computer (tablets and cell phones are not supported)
- High-speed internet
- Microphone and speakers
- 2GB or more of RAM
- When taking your test remotely via Zoom, you will be asked to use the camera to do
a security scan of the room and immediate area you are using to take your exam.
Please follow these steps before scheduling your testing appointment:
- Download and install Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Test that Zoom was set up correctly. Please use the option to join with video.
- Check that your computer can run ACCUPLACER©.
Schedule Your Exam >
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: mywctc.wctc.edu
- Select "myProfile"
- Select "Prior Education and Testing"
For help interpreting your placement scores, connect with an Admissions Advisor.