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ACCUPLACER Test: Accuplacer Test

Information on the Accuplacer Test

What is the ACCUPLACER Test?

The Accuplacer placement test is utilized to enroll in English, Mathematics, and other courses which list an assessment score pre-requisite.

Skagit Valley College offers the Accuplacer test to accurately place students. The Accuplacer test is not like a traditional pass or fail test. There is no "passing" score. Rather, scores indicate areas in which you are strong and areas in which you may need help. The Accuplacer test is a computer-based assessment and is not timed. Whatever the results, Skagit Valley College has a starting place for you.

Skagit Valley College utilizes the Reading Comprehension Accuplacer Test to place students in English and Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, and College-Level Math Accuplacer tests to place students in math.

Preparing for the test

Study to take the Accuplacer test! You want your results to reflect the information you truly know; therefore, if you haven’t been to school in a while, it might take some preparation to dust off that information in your mind. Because this test indicates which classes you will take (which is an investment of time and money for you), we want the results to place you where you truly belong. By preparing for the test, you can assure you are in the best courses to continue on your educational journey.

This site is recommended for English practice and review:  Guide to Grammar & Writing

Math sites recommended for additional practice questions:

  • WAMAP.org  An online diagnostic test designed to prepare you for the placement exam.
    • Click the "Create an account and enroll" button at the bottom of the page
    • Fill in the boxes to quickly and easily create a free WAMAP account
    • You will be taken directly to Skagit Valley College's practice site for the Accuplacer test
  • Khan Academy
  • S.O.S. Mathematics
  • The Math Forum

Registering for and Taking the Test

You may take the test at all campuses.  To schedule an appointment, you will need your Student Identification number (SID) and PIN. 

  • Mount Vernon Testing Center,  Lewis Hall Rm L206   MV appointment schedule
  • Whidbey Island Test Center,  Hayes Hall Rm 109      WIC appointment schedule
  • San Juan Center,  221 Weber Way, Friday Harbor.  360-378-3220
  • South Whidbey Center,  5476 Maxwelton Road, Building C, Langley   360-341-2324

If you are not planning to attend SVC but need to take the Accuplacer test, there is a $15 test fee which is payable at the Cashier Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Proof of this payment and a phone number or social security number is required to schedule your test.

 

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