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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 and reading.

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 KCC before I take the placement test?

Yes. You can fill out an application online.

Do I need an ID to take the placement test?

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

Where do I take the placement test? 

Hours and locations are on the "About testing services" page.

How long does ACCUPLACER take?

ACCUPLACER is an untimed computer-adaptive test which generally takes 2-2 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?

Before you test, you should 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, to complete the admissions process, 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.