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Accuplacer FAQ

 

  1. Why is there a requirement for a placement test?
  2. How much does it cost to take the initial ACCUPLACER for placement?
  3. Do I need to apply to the college before I take the placement test?
  4. Is identification required to take the placement test?
  5. Where do I take the placement test?
  6. How long does ACCUPLACER take?
  7. When will I receive my scores?  
  8. What happens after I receive my scores?
  9. Do I need to have my high school transcript on file?

Why is there a requirement for a placement test?

Before beginning any college coursework, placement scores need to be on file to know your appropriate level of English, Reading, Math, and other classes.

How much does it cost to take the initial ACCUPLACER for placement?

KCC students can take the ACCUPLACER free the first time they test.

Do I need to apply to the college before I take the placement test?

Yes, students need to visit one of KCC's locations to fill out an application or can apply online.

Do I need an ID to take the placement test?

Yes, you must bring a state-issued identification with photo, such as your driver's license; or a KCC photo ID.

Where do I take the placement test? 

Testing takes place at various KCC locations.  Learn more about hours and locations before you decide to test.

How long does ACCUPLACER take?

ACCUPLACER is an untimed computer-adaptive test which generally takes 2 to 2 1/2 hours. We encourage you to take the time necessary to do your best.

When will I receive my scores?

Scores are printed immediately after you complete the entire test.

What happens after I receive my scores?

You should have previously set an appointment to meet with an academic advisor after testing to discuss your placement scores, college plans and the classes you intend to take. Have your results with you when you meet with your advisor if you just completed testing.

Do I need to have my high school transcript on file?

Yes, for the admissions process to be complete, you need to have your high school or GED transcript on file in KCC's Admissions Office when you meet with your academic advisor and register. Advisors use high school/GED information in addition to placement scores in making academic recommendations. If you took the ACT, SAT, or PARCC you should have those scores on file also.