- The ACCUPLACER placement exam is required for nontraditional students (23 years or older) and some transfer students who have not satisfied their Core Area A requirements (3 credits of English 1101 or 1102; and/or 3 credits of Math 1001, 1111, 1113, or 1116) in one or more of the following areas: Math, Reading, and Writing (English).
- If MATH 1001 or 1111 have been completed with a D or better or test credit, no placement exam is necessary for Math.
- If ENGL 1101 and Engl 1102 have been completed, no placement exam is necessary for Reading and Writeplacer.
- If ENGL 1101 has been completed with a C or better or test credit, no placement exam is necessary for Reading and Writeplacer.
- This test not only identifies if a student can be admitted into Armstrong but also identifies placement into learning support classes in English and/or Math.
- The information derived from the assessment will indicate areas where you are strong, academic areas where you may need help, and which courses might be a starting point for your academic success.
- Nontraditional students may submit SAT/ACT test scores in place of the ACCUPLACER if the scores are not older than 7 years.
- There is a $10 fee for Armstrong prospective students and a $25 fee for remote testers.
- Scores are only valid for three years from testing date.
Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information and to sign up to take the ACCUPLACER placement exam: 912.344.2503
Time and Length of Exam
- Accuplacer is a comprehensive computer-adaptive placement test. The reading comprehension and math sections are multiple choice and are untimed. This means you will work at a pace that is comfortable to you.
- The reading and math tests can have as few as 12 multiple choice questions or as many as 40 multiple choice questions depending on how quickly the test gauges your skills.
- The Writeplacer test, which is the writing/English test within Accuplacer, is a 60 minute timed writing sample that starts a clock when you start typing. You will be given a topic in which to write about.
- The average test takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes, if completing all parts of the exam. The average times are listed below to assist in planning accordingly to avoid feeling rushed:
- Demographics (info about yourself): 10-15 minutes
- Reading: 25-30 minutes
- Math: 45-60 minutes
- Writeplacer (English/Writing): 60 minutes
*Keep in mind that most components are not timed so some students may take longer or finish more quickly than others. Do not rush yourself.
What should I bring to the test center?
- All students should bring a pencil and state or school issued photo ID or passport (no other forms of ID can be accepted).
- No personal calculators or other electronic devices are allowed. A calculator will be on the Accuplacer exam for any questions where a calculator can be used.
- Be sure you have paid the online fee prior to arrival.
For test prep, Accuplacer highly recommends use of their web-based study app. Please select "Classic Practice Tests" as this is the type of test the Reading Comprehension, Elementary Algebra, and WritePlacer are. You may also use additional sample questions from the Classic ACCUPLACER Sample Questions located on the Accuplacer Student Practice website. Please note that Armstrong State University uses the Elementary Algebra test for Admissions, NOT Arithmetic.
Minimum ACCUPLACER Exam Scores
- Prospective students must meet the following minimum scores on the ACCUPLACER test in order to be admitted. Please note that students will be denied if they place into more than two Learning Support Classes.
Admissions Minimum Learning Support No Learning Support Required Holistic/Appeal Review Deny Admissions Aplacer Writing 3 Use EPI Use EPI Aplacer Reading 46 Use EPI Use EPI Aplacer Math 32 20-31 <20 EPI 3726 3726-4449 4450+ 3032-3725 <3032 MPI 995 995-1264 1265+ 945-994 <945