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Five Steps to Taking the Accuplacer

These steps will help you prepare for the Accuplacer Test. Reading, Sentence Skills (English), and Math Accuplacer Placement Exams are offered to determine your appropriate course level. All scores are good for five years.

The Accuplacer Test is a measuring tool used to determine the level of classes you are prepared tocaption:A student in a computer lab looking at a computer. take at CNM. You can’t pass or fail the Accuplacer, and you do not need to be enrolled at CNM to take the Accuplacer, however it is highly recommended. You can register for CNM here.

The Accuplacer exams are usually administered using Accuplacer computerized testing software. The computerized version averages 1-2 hours for completion of all tests. The paper and pencil version of Accuplacer, called a "Companion" exam, is also available to accommodate large groups or other special needs. The paper and pencil version averages 2.5-3 hours for completion of all tests. These exams are self-paced and are not timed.

Want some help preparing for the Accuplacer? Check out these study guides.

When you're ready to take the test, come to one of the Accuplacer testing sites and be sure to bring a Photo I.D.