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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. 

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 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

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

No personal calculator is allowed.

If you are scheduling a retest, please click on this link first for restrictions.

Graduate applicants should have obtained a Test Permit from their perspective program recruitment office that identifies the program name and the required tests they need to take.

Testing Sessions: June - August (2015)

  1. For directions, click on the map at the bottom of this page.
  2. Remember to bring an official photo ID with you!
  3. Limited testing on the St. Paul Campus for lack of parking during construction.

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.


Day Date Time Campus Room
Tuesday June 2 2:15 pm - 8:30 pm Midway Room O
Wednesday June 10 8:45 am - 3 pm  Minneapolis M1300
Saturday June 20 8:45 am - 3 pm  Midway Room O
Tuesday June 23 8:45 am - 3 pm  Midway Room O
Monday July 6 8:45 am - 3 pm  Minneapolis M1300
Tuesday July 14 8:45 am - 3 pm Midway Room O
Saturday July 18 8:45 am - 3 pm St. Paul LIB 312
Thursday July 23 8:45 am - 3 pm Minneapolis M1300
Tuesday July 28 2:15 pm - 8:30 pm Midway Room O
Monday August 3 8:45 am - 3 pm Minneapolis M1300
Friday August 7 8:45 am - 3 pm Midway Room O
Wednesday August 12 8:45 am - 3 pm  St. Paul LIB 312
Saturday August 15 8:45 am - 3 pm  St. Paul LIB 312
Thursday August 20 8:45 am - 8:30 pm St. Paul LIB 312
Tuesday August 25 2:15 pm - 8:30 pm Midway Room O

Now, you may schedule an appointment to take the required tests. You need to email Placement.Assessment@metrostate.edu 8:45 am - 3 pm

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 use our test branching.  You also need to contact us after testing so that we can manually end date your assessment hold in the system.

Note:   The Fall 2015 testing schedule will be published in September 2015.

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

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