Accuplacer Placement Testing
The Accuplacer was designed to assess skill levels in reading/writing and math to determine appropriate course placement that will ultimately set students up for success. Students who were admitted without ACT or SAT scores and who have not yet taken a college level English or Math course should take the Accuplacer. Students who have taken the ACT or SAT but believe that their test scores do not reflect their ability in math and/or English may also elect to take the Accuplacer.
Where do I take the accuplacer?
We are proctoring the exam virtually via Zoom. After registering for the exam and paying the $20 fee, you will be sent a link for your test.
Is there a cost for the Accuplacer?
Yes, the cost of the exam is $20, for taking either English or math or for taking both subjects within the same appointment. You must pay for the exam prior to taking it, by calling the Shepherd University Business Office at 304-876-5284.
Can I practice for the Accuplacer?
Yes, we encourage you to practice as the placement is not repeatable unless there are technical difficulties or emergencies. Visit the links below to find out what to expect!
Practice Questions for English Placement Practice Questions for Math Placement
What scores are required for placement into English 101 and Math 105?
A full guide of English and Math placement requirements can be found on the Placement Score Guide
When will I know my scores? What if I have questions?
As soon as you complete your placement test(s) your Individual Score Report will be displayed on the screen. The report will show your score(s) and course suggestions. A representative from the Academic Support Center will meet with you at the conclusion of testing and review your report with you.
How Long is the ACCUPLACER exam?
There is no time limit for completing the Accuplacer. Though most students finish in approximately 1 hour for each individual exam.
Contact Missy Welsh at email@example.com or call 304-876-5221.