The purpose of ACCUPLACER tests is to provide you with useful information about your academic skills in math, English, and reading. The results of the assessment are used to determine your course selection.
You can not "pass" or "fail" the placement tests, but it is very important that you do your very best on these tests so that you will have an accurate measure of your academic skills.
To ensure that test scores accurately represent your skill levels, you may wish to review basic concepts in reading, grammar, arithmetic, trigonometry, and algebra before taking ACCUPLACER, especially if you have been away from school for some time. The following link will lead you to Preparation & Sample Questions.
You can print out the results as soon as you complete the tests. The results will be loaded into the University student records system in about 1-2 work days during the registration period.
The essay form placement test is designed by Metropolitan State University faculty for students having extraordinary writing skills to test out of Writing I and start directly with Writing II.
However, it can not be used to test out of the Goal I requirement in writing. See specifics in essay evaluation.
Note: If you want to, or if your academic advisor suggests you take the essay test, please say so when you sign up.
It takes about 2-3 weeks to get the essay results because essay copies are mailed to external consultants for evaluation.