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Accuplacer Placement Tests

Testing Center Hours Schedule

The Accuplacer placement test is designed to evaluate your skills in reading, English composition and mathematics. They also qualify you for acceptance into Career and Technical Education programs (CTE).

The placement test is required for all degree seeking students to determine the appropriate course placement to promote student success in college. You may be eligible for an exemption.

The Testing Center is located in room T.2800

  • The Accuplacer test is available once you have completed your application for admission
  • A photo ID - you cannot test without one
  • Regular week day testing is on a walk-in basis
  • All tests are un-timed
  • Testing takes approximately 2 hours
  • If you do not finish, you have two weeks to complete your tests
  • No testing is available when classes are canceled or the college is closed

If you have questions regarding testing accommodation, please contact the Accessibility Resources Center before taking the assessment tests.

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  • Calculators are not permitted
  • No children are allowed in the Testing Center and must be supervised at all times while on campus
  • Electronics must be turned off and stored in testing center lockers
  • You will receive your scores immediately after all tests are done.
  • Sign up for an Advising & Registration session. During that session academic advisors will help you choose and register for classes based on your test scores.
  • The Minneapolis Adult Literacy Program offers free Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses on the MCTC campus in math to help students brush up on basic skills before enrolling in credit courses at the college. If your test results show that you have qualified to enroll in this free class, go to Adult Basic Education for information.
  • Placement scores are also listed on your interactive degree audit in eServices.
  • If you have any questions about your test scores, see an advisor in Express Advising.
  • You can retake a test once during the current testing term
  • Term one covers February-August, term two covers September-January
  • You can take a test only three (3) times in 12 months
  • Before you retest, it is recommended that you spend 2–3 weeks preparing
  • Test scores must be valid on the first day of semester
  • Math test scores are valid for two(2) years
  • ESOL test scores are valid for three(3) years

Minneapolis College students wishing to take the Accuplacer at a different location, please email testingcenter@minneapolis.edu with the following information:

  • Name of the institution where you want to test
  • Which Test(s) you will take (Math, English, Reading)
  • First and last name
  • Minneapolis College Student ID (visible on top right corner in eServices)
  • Full Date of Birth (month/day/year)
  • Gender
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Address

Student at another Minnesota State system institution?

You may be able to take the ACCUPLACER at Minneapolis College. You must first contact your home institution to request a voucher. After your voucher has been generated by your home institution, you contact us at testingcenter@minneapolis.edu to schedule an appointment.

There is a $30 fee to test using a voucher from another Minnesota State system institution.

Minneapolis College does not test ACCUPLACER for non-Minnesota State system schools.

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