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If you are a freshman or a PSEO student having no college credit OR you are a transfer student but your Degree Audit Report (DARS) indicates that you are required to take assessment placement tests, you need to read the following instructions carefully and get all required information ready before calling or emailing to sign up for testing. 

Before testing, you should visit our website at Preparation & Sample Questions and do a serious review, so that the results will represent your best possible skill levels. 

The web-based Accuplacer tests are not timed, but most people can finish both the math and language tests in about two hours. One hour or so is the norm for most students if they take only one part of the tests.

You may tentatively choose your individual start time between the session's start time and 1.5 hours before the session's end time. 

Some graduate applicants need to take certain required assessment, too. If you have a Test Permit, move on to schedule your test. If you don't have one yet, you need to contact your program office to obtain one first.

Schedule Your Tests in Advance
Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Your student (digital) ID number
  • Your first and last name
  • Your phone number
  • Choose a test session below
  • Choose your individual start time
  • Identify which placement test(s) or which graduate admissions   test(s) you need to take

Freshman/Transfer Test Options

  • Math and Reading/Writing for freshmen or PSEO students
  • Math or/and Reading/Writing for transfer students, as indicated on the DARS

For efficient staffing, we reserve the right to cancel a testing session three days before the testing date if fewer than five students have signed up. Meanwhile, we will notify those affected by the cancellation. Those who need to reschedule have priority for any future session.

Testing Sessions: January 2016 – May 2016

  1. For directions, click on the map at the bottom of each page.
  2. Remember to bring an official photo ID when coming to take the test(s).

Day

Date

Time

Campus

Room

Thursday

January 28

8:45 am - 3 pm

St. Paul

SJH-L9

Wednesday

February 3

8:45 am - 3 pm 

St. Paul

SJH-L11

Tuesday

February 9

2:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Midway

Room O

Thursday

February 18

8:45 am - 3 pm 

Minneapolis

M1300

Saturday

February 27

8:45 am - 3 pm 

St. Paul

LIB 132

Tuesday

March 8

2:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Midway

Room O

Saturday

March 12

8:45 am - 3 pm

St. Paul

LIB 132

Thursday

March 17

8:45 am - 3 pm 

Minneapolis

M1300

Tuesday

March 22

2:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Midway

Room O

Wednesday

March 30

8:45 am - 3 pm

Minneapolis

M1300

Tuesday

April 5

2:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Midway

Room O

Saturday April 9 8:30 am - 3:30 pm St. Paul LIB 132

Wednesday

April 13

8:45 am - 3 pm

Minneapolis

M1300

Saturday April 16 1 pm - 5 pm St. Paul LIB 312

Thursday

April 21

8:45 am - 3 pm

St. Paul

SJH-L9

Wednesday

April 27

8:45 am - 3 pm

St. Paul

SJH-L11

Wednesday

May 4

8:45 am - 3 pm

St. Paul

LIB 312

Friday

May 13

8:45 am - 3 pm

Midway

Room O

Now, you may schedule an appointment to take the required tests. You need to email Placement.Assessment@metrostate.edu with the required information listed above.

If you need to take the tests at another MNSCU institution, you should contact the institution in advance, telling them you are a Metropolitan State University student so that they will choose from among our test branches.  You also need to contact us after testing, so we will manually end date your assessment hold in our student records system. \

Note:   The Fall 2016 testing schedule will be published in later May 2016.

No personal calculator is allowed. If you are scheduling a retest, you should be aware that the maximum you are allowed to test is three times, that include all test records in the MnSCU records system.

To request accommodations for a disability, call the Disability Services at 651-793-1540 or 651-772-7581 (TTY).

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