ACCUPLACER TEST

ACCUPLACER

ACCUPLACER TEST

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.

ACCUPLACER Preparation Resources

The FREE ACCUPLACER Prep Classes are not available during the summer. A new Prep Class schedule will be posted in August.

For more information, contact Patrick Lair at patrick.lair@dctc.edu or 651-423-8399.

- Download the Official FREE Web-Based Study App OR the Free ACCUPLACER Sample Questions.

- For specific math preparation visit Khan Academy, which offers FREE practice exercises, instructional videos and a personalized learning dashboard.

- Other ACCUPLACER prep resources may be available via internet searches.

ACCUPLACER TESTING SCHEDULE (May 20 through Aug. 21)

WALK-IN SCHEDULE

May 20 – August 21 Walk-in Testing (No Appointment Necessary)
Mondays through Thursdays 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fridays 8 a.m. – Noon
Exceptions NO TESTING on: Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) and Friday, July 3 (July 4th Holiday)

No appointment is needed for the schedule above. 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). Upon arrival, check in at our Student Services Office with a picture ID (e.g. driver's license).

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY SCHEDULE

Appointments Available
on the Following Dates
By Appointment Only
(Must be made at least 1 day in advance)
Friday Afternoons @ DCTC
May 29, June 12, June 19, July 10, July 24 and Aug. 7

 
Appointments made between Noon – 2 p.m.
with patrick.lair@dctc.edu OR 651-423-8399
Evenings @ DCTC
Tuesday, June 9
Monday, June 22
Wednesday, July 8
Wednesday, July 22
Thurday, Aug. 6
Monday, Aug. 17
Appointments made between 2 – 6 p.m.
with patrick.lair@dctc.edu OR 651-423-8399
Mondays and Wednesdays @
South of the River Education Center

2800 County Rd 42
Burnsville, MN 55337
Appointments 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

Appointments are required for the schedule above and must be made at least one day prior to the test date desired.

RETEST POLICY

The retest policy allows students to retake all or parts of the ACCUPLACER at least two weeks after original test session. 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.

TEST ACCOMMODATIONS

Students requiring test accommodations due to documented disabilities should contact Anne Swanberg, Disability Services Advisor, at anne.swanberg@dctc.edu or 651-423-8469 for an appointment.  Accommodations available include:

  • Test is already an untimed test
  • Audio
  • Large Print
  • Braille

TEST EXEMPTION

DCTC may consider waiving the ACCUPLACER test if a student has earned ONE of the following:

  • Associate degree, bachelor's degree or a graduate degree; student must provide official college transcript.
  • Completed college-level English and math coursework, but lack degree; student must provide official college transcript.
  • ACT scores of 18 in English, 21 in Reading, and 22 in Math; student must provide official ACT scores that are less than three years old for English and Reading and less than two years old for Math.
  • Previously completed ACCUPLACER; student must provide scores that are less than three years old.

Printable Exemption Form

TEST RESULTS/PLACEMENT

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.

  Click here for the course placement grid for English and Math.

Contact Information

Patrick Lair
Patrick Lair
Director of Student Success
patrick.lair@dctc.edu
651-423-8399
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