The ACCUPLACER test is used by DCTC and other two-year colleges across the country to assess college readiness in reading, English and math. It is part of the college admissions and enrollment process where the scores are used by advisors to help students take courses that match their skill level and give them the best opportunities for success.
Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about ACCUPLACER here.
For a closer look at ACCUPLACER Tests and to find out exactly what is on the tests, visit https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/accuplacer-tests.
Please Note: DCTC typically uses the Arithmetic, College-Level Math, Elementary Algebra, Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills portions of the ACCUPLACER.
Whether taking the ACCUPLACER the first time or retaking it, students are STRONGLY encouraged to prepare for the test as much as possible. Refer to the various preparation resources listed below to assist in the quest for better test scores. A prepared student can see a significant increase in their test scores and may help avoid having to take extra developmental courses saving time and money.
Unfortunately, this free class is not available during the summer. It will return in September and be held on Tuesdays between 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
For more information contact Patrick Lair at email@example.com or 651-423-8399.
This free PDF document gives you examples of the types of questions you will see when you take the ACCUPLACER test. It is useful for some fast and simple preparation prior to taking the test.
OTHER RESOURCES AVAILABLE by doing a Google search on "ACCUPLACER PREP."
(If taking the ACCUPLACER for another college, see "By Appointment Only" info below.)
|May 23rd – Aug. 19th||Walk-in Testing (No Appointment Necessary)|
|Mondays||9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(TechLab closes at 4 p.m.)
|Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays||8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(TechLab closes at 4 p.m.)
|Fridays||8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
(TechLab closes at noon)
|Exceptions/No Testing||Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day, College Closed)
Monday, June 20 (Student Affairs Off Campus Retreat)
Monday, July 4 (Independence Day, College Closed)
Wednesday, August 17 (Faculty/Staff Inservie Day)
No appointment is needed for the schedule above (unless taking the ACCUPLACER for another college). You can start the ACCUPLACER anytime between the hours listed above on a space-available basis (MAKE NOTE OF THE DATES WHEN THERE IS NO TESTING or EXCEPTIONS TO THE SCHEDULE). Check in at our Student Services Offices with a picture ID (e.g. driver's license).
If your schedule does not permit you to take the ACCUPLACER during the schedule listed above OR if you are taking the ACCUPLACER for another college, contact PATRICK LAIR, Director of Student Success at 651-423-8399 or firstname.lastname@example.org OR
|Mondays & Wednesdays @ South of the River Education Center
2800 County Rd 42
Burnsville, MN 55337
|Appts. available at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. or other possible times with Stephanie Atkinson at Satkins2@inverhills.edu OR 952-703-3128|
The retest policy allows students to retake all or parts of the test at a time of their choosing and, preferably, with adequate preparation. However, a student can retest only once in a 6 month period. Students retesting at DCTC must pay a $5 retest fee at the Tuition Office before taking the test.
Students requiring test accommodations due to documented disabilities should contact Anne Swanberg, Disability Services Advisor, at email@example.com or 651-423-8469 for an appointment. Accommodations available include:
DCTC may consider waiving the ACCUPLACER test if a student has earned ONE of the following:
In most cases, how a student does on the ACCUPLACER generally does not affect admissions to the college and to its programs. ACCUPLACER results help determine placement in appropriate reading , English and math courses. Students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor to determine how ACCUPLACER results may affect program or course selection.
Admission to certain programs requires minimum testing standards. ACCUPLACER results help determine placement in appropriate courses. Students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor to determine how ACCUPLACER results may affect program or course selection.