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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: September 2015 – January 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
Tuesday September 15 8:45 am - 3 pm Midway Room O
Wednesday September 23 8:45 am - 3 pm  St. Paul LIB 321
Tuesday October 6 2:15 pm - 8:30 pm Midway Room O
Thursday October 15 8:45 am - 3 pm  Minneapolis M1300
Saturday October 24 8:45 am - 3 pm  St. Paul LIB1 132
Tuesday November 3 2:15 pm - 8:30 pm Midway Room O
Thursday November 12 8:45 am - 3 pm Minneapolis M1300
Saturday November 21 8:45 am - 3 pm St. Paul LIB 132
Tuesday December 1 2:15 pm - 8:30 pm Midway Room O
Tuesday December 8 8:45 am - 3 pm Minneapolis M1300
Saturday December 12 8:45 am - 3 pm St. Paul LIB 132
Thursday December 17 8:45 am - 3 pm St. Paul LIB 132
Tuesday December 29 8:45 am - 3 pm St. Paul LIB 132
Wednesday January 6 8:45 am - 3 pm St. Paul LIB 132
Tuesday January 12 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 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 Spring 2016 testing schedule will be published in February 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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