FAQ: Accuplacer Placement Testing


What is Accuplacer?

Accuplacer is a computer based testing tool that assists Seward County Community College in assessing a person's ability to succeed in general education courses. Examples of general education courses are: English Composition I, Psychology, College Algebra, and Biology. This is not a complete list; visit with an advisor for more information. The Accuplacer Test is composed of a Reading, Writing, and Math Section. While the test is untimed, students generally take approximately three hours to complete the test.

Students who follow the recommendations of accuplacer placement based on test scores have a better chance of successfully completing general education courses.

Who Must Take Accuplacer?

  1. Persons who have not taken the ACT, Accuplacer, or Compass placement test within the last year
  2. Persons who have never taken a placement test
  3. Persons who have taken an ACT, Accuplacer, or Compass placement test within the last year at another college and are unable to provide scores from that college

When Do I Take the Test?

Accuplacer is typically scheduled on Mondays - Thursdays during the summer at 9:00am and 1:30pm. Personal Accuplacer appointments and retakes can be scheduled throughout the year during regular office hours by contacting the testing center. Other tests may be proctored while Accuplacer is typically in session, so it is important to contact the testing center in advance to schedule. Accuplacer appointments can be scheduled during normal business hours by calling (620) 417-1042 or emailing leanne.nay@sccc.edu

Where Do I Take the Test?

The SCCC Testing Center is located in room A103 of the Hobble Academic Building.

What Should I Bring for the Test?

Bring any current photo ID, your SCCC Student ID Number, and your $30 re-testing fee (if applicable) to the testing center. Pencils and paper will be provided for the math test. Basic calculators may be provided to students upon request. Students may also bring calculators, but they should be aware that graphing calculator memory must be cleared by a test proctor prior to the start of the math test. All cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off when entering the testing center. Storage for personal belongings is limited, so please leave any unnecessary items at home.

Can I Study for the Test?

To study for Accuplacer, refer to the website listed below: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students
From this website, students may download study apps and access Free Sample Questions

May I Take Accuplacer More Than Once?

Yes. Students can retake any or all sections of the Accuplacer exam. Students requesting Accuplacer testing who have any compass or accuplacer placement scores on file from within the past year must pay a fee of $30 to the business office prior to taking the Accuplacer Test. When individual student situations warrant retesting, Advisors, Admissions Staff, or Administrators may request that a student retest without a fee by notifying the testing center facilitator via email prior to scheduling the testing session.

How Do I Sign Up for Accuplacer?

Call (620) 417-1042, Monday – Thursday between the hours of 9:00 am. and 6:00 pm. central time or email leanne.nay@sccc.edu Please include your name and preferred appointment date in your email and telephone messages.

What version of Accuplacer is used for testing?

Seward County Community College currently uses the classic version of Accuplacer. 




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