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 DCTC's admissions and enrollment process. The ACCUPLACER scores are used by advisors to help students take courses that match their skill level and give them the best opportunities for success.
Please Note: DCTC typically uses the Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra and College-Level Math 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 thus saving time and money.
For more information contact Patrick Lair at email@example.com or 651-423-8399.
This FREE web-based study app includes interactive practice tests in Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, College-Level Math, Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills. It's accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone. The app will help students become familiar with the content and format of the ACCUPLACER Test questions AND will include "Learn as you go" tests that provides explanation of the correct or incorrect responses.
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."
DCTC may consider waiving the ACCUPLACER test if a student has earned ONE of the following:
(ONLY for students taking the test for DCTC or other Minnesota State colleges)
|Aug. 22nd – Dec. 16th||Walk-in Testing (No Appointment Necessary)|
|Mondays and Tuesdays||
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(TechLab closes at 4 p.m.)
|Wednesdays and Thursdays||
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(TechLab closes at 6 p.m.)
8 a.m. – Noon
(TechLab closes at 2 p.m.)
Monday, September 5 (Labor Day, College Closed)
Friday, November 11 (Veterans Day, College Closed)
Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Day, College Closed)
Friday, November 25 (Thanksgiving Holiday, College Closed)
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.
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.