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Accuplacer Placement Test Prep Guide

ACCUPLACER is an untimed, multiple-choice computerized test that Triton College uses to evaluate each new student's skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.

What is the ACCUPLACER Placement Test?

The ACCUPLACER placement exam is an untimed, multiple-choice computerized test used to evaluate each new student's skills in reading (20 questions), writing (25 questions), and mathematics (20-40 questions).  Triton College uses the Accuplacer placement exam as a tool for assessing students' college readiness and ensures proper placement into math and English courses. Placement into the correct level of math and English courses is important to provide students with the best chances for success on their college journey. It's recommended that you plan two hours to complete the test. For more information, see the Testing Center webpage

Do I need to take the Accuplacer Placement Exam?

Not sure if you meet these placement measures? Please click HERE to make an appointment with an advisor. 

Where and when can I take the Accuplacer Placement Exam?

  • Tests are administered daily in the Testing Center, Room A-126.
  • Check the Testing Center webpage for the most up-to-date information on testing center hours. 
  • Schedule your testing appointment here

Why is it important to study before taking the Placement Exam?

Even if you have strong reading, writing, and math skills or you've received high grades in English and math, it's still really important to preview the test before going to the testing center. This practice test will give you lots of information about how the questions are formatted, what types of questions are asked, and gives you experience in how best to evaluate test questions and multiple choice test answers in an digital format. 

Then based on your practice test scores, you can identify areas where you scored low and focus on improving your skills in those specific areas. You can also seek out additional assistance from a writing and/or math tutor through the Academic Support Center (ASC). Drop by the center located in the A-building and bring your practice test results to show a tutor. See the ASC website for more information on hours and location.