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Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Placement Assessment Information

The Testing & Assessment Centers offer two different options for students who need to take the placement exam. On-campus and remote exam sessions are offered. All exam sessions require an appointment. Remote exam sessions require a strong internet connection and a computer or laptop with audio and video capabilities.


To schedule an ACCUPLACER exam, visit exam registration. For questions, email

  • Students must bring an official, unexpired, photo ID to the assessment. Failure to do so will result in students not being admitted to that particular session.
  • The math section allows calculators only in designated sections.  An online calculator is provided in the testing software. No outside calculators are allowed.
  • The assessment is computerized and not timed.
  • There is no cost for the first time a student takes the placement assessment.
  • For students wishing to retest, fees will be charged.   More information about retesting is listed below.
  • Upon completion of the placement assessment, students will immediately receive scores and course placement information.

Students are strongly encouraged to study before testing. Please note the official Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Sample Test includes multiple sub-tests. Students should prepare to take the following sub-tests: WritePlacer, Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics and College Level Math.


Placement Assessment Help Sessions:

Free Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Help Session offered at the Martin Campus of Shelton State Community College.

Free placement assessment help sessions offered through Shelton State Community College are for students taking the placement assessment for the first time or for students wishing to retake a portion of the assessment.


Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Study App:

The free Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Web App has been developed by the College Board and is intended to familiarize students with the basic content areas of the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER test.


College Readiness Online Course:

March2Success provides a customized learning path to help students improve their performance on college placement exams and take college-level coursework.


Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

Students have access to many ACCUPLACER resources by visiting the ACCUPLACER Student Portal. In the ACCUPLACER student portal you can look up ACCUPLACER test results, and access practice resources to help you prepare for the tests. There are also several tutorial videos that explain how to use the ACCUPLACER calculator and highlighter as well as how to use the the mouse and keyboard during the test.

Retesting is allowed one time every calendar year.  Evidence of preparation must be provided before being allowed to retest.  The preparatory activities can include academic boot camps, help sessions, online pre-tests, and placement test applications.  Please request documentation for any tutoring, boot camps, or workshops that can verify that a review has been completed.  For online preparation, be prepared to provide web addresses of any sites visited for review, and, if possible, print an audit log of time engaged or any review material completed online.  An official photo ID must be provided on the retest date.  A retesting fee of $10 per subject must be paid in the Cashier’s Office.

Retesting Procedures:

Before exam day

  1. Complete preparation review for the subject.
  2. Prepare to provide exam preparation documentation to Testing & Assessment Center staff on the day of the exam.

On exam day

  1. Present evidence of exam preparation documentation.
  2. Pay retesting fees in the Cashier’s Office.
  3. Bring payment receipt to the testing session.
  • Martin Campus, Room 1826 and Fredd Campus, Room 116 – Get Directions

If you have a disability and need to complete the placement assessment, contact the Office of Disability Services.