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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 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 for February 2014 - May 2014

Note:   The following testing schedule will be modified, or more sessions will be added soon. 

(For directions, click on the map at the bottom of this page. Also remember to bring an official photo ID with you!)

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

Thursday      February 20     8:45 - 3:00       Midway                Room O

Thursday      March 6            2:15 - 8:30       Midway                Room O

Wednesday   March 12          8:45 - 3:00      St. Paul       St. John's Hall L11

Friday           March 21          8:45 - 3:00      St. Paul       St. John's Hall L11

Saturday       March 29          8:45 - 3:00      St. Paul       St. John's Hall L11

Thursday      April 3              8:45 - 3:00      Midway                Room O

Tuesday        April 8             8:45 - 3:00      Minneapolis           M1300

Saturday       April 12           8:45 - 3:00       St. Paul       St. John's Hall L11

Wednesday   April  16          8:45 - 3:00       St. Paul       St. John's Hall L11

Thursday       April 24          2:15 - 8:30       Midway                Room O

Friday            May 2              8:45 - 3:00       Midway                Room O

Thursday       May 8              2:15 - 8:30       Midway                Room O

Friday           May 16             8:45 - 3:00       Midway                Room O

Thursday       May 22             8:45 - 3:00       Midway                Room O


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

Note again:   The Summer 2014 testing schedule will be published 
                      in June 2014.

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

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