What is Accuplacer?
Accuplacer is an online placement test developed by the College Board. Lincoln College uses WritePlacer to help identify the appropriate starting point in English composition and a combination of Accuplacer’s ” Elementary Algebra and College Level Mathematics tests (“Classic” version) to help determine the appropriate initial math course for students in the ABE and New Normal programs.
Who needs to take Accuplacer tests?
Check with your admissions counselor or academic advisor for complete information, but students generally need to take Accuplacer tests if…
- They have not successfully completed college-level coursework in mathematics and English composition prior to enrolling at Lincoln College.
- It has been more than 5 years since their last math course.
When will I know my score?
Your score will be available at the end of your testing session.
Is there a cost to take a placement test?
Lincoln College students are not charged for their initial placement exams.
How can I prepare for the placement test?
Online tools are available to help prepare.
- Sample WritePlacer Essays
- Sample Math Questions
- Free Accuplacer Study App (When prompted, select the “Classic” version of the study app.)
Further information about Accuplacer is available from the College Board.
How do I schedule a placement test?
Contact the Testing Center in Room 106A.
What should I bring to my appointment?
All you’ll need is a photo ID. The proctor will furnish any necessary scratch paper and pencils. If you’re taking the math portion, an onscreen calculator will be available during the test.
What if I think the Accuplacer scores don’t accurately represent my abilities?
Your academic advisor can provide additional information about further testing options. Students are able to re-test for a $20 fee.