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Accuplacer Assessment Tool
What is the Accuplacer Assessment Tool?
The Accuplacer assessment tools is used to determine your starting place in English and Mathematics. It is also used as a prerequisite to additional courses you may take. There is no “passing” score. Scores indicate areas in which you are strong and areas in which you may need to improve your skills.
Accuplacer is a computer-based assessment and is not timed. Whatever the results, Skagit Valley College has a starting place for you. For general information about the assessment, see: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/
Registering for and Taking the Accuplacer Test
Please choose the location below that will best serve you for more details regarding the schedule process. Arrive fifteen minutes before your scheduled testing time. A current photo ID and Student ID number (or receipt of payment if a Non-SVC Student/ retaking test) is required. Note that test start times are absolute and the testing room will be closed after tests have begun. Late arrivals will need to make another appointment.
Testing Location: Lewis Hall Room L206, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
To schedule an Accuplacer appointment, you will need your Student Identification number (SID) and PIN. If you do not know your SID and PIN, please call the Mount Vernon Enrollment Services office at 360.416.7700 or visit the Enrollment Services desk in Lewis Hall on the first floor. Individuals needing accommodations should contact Disability Access Services at 360.416.7958.
Testing Location: Hayes Hall Room 109 – 1900 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
To schedule an Accuplacer appointment, you will need your Student Identification number (SID) and PIN. If you do not know your SID and PIN, please call Whidbey Island Student Services at 360.679.5319 or visit Oak Hall Room 230. Individuals needing accommodations should contact Disability Access Services at 360.679.5393.
San Juan Center
Testing Location: 221 Weber Way, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Schedule your Accuplacer test at the San Juan Center by calling 360.378.3220.
South Whidbey Center
Testing Location: 723 Camano Avenue, Rm 112, Langley, WA 98260
Schedule your Accuplacer test at the South Whidbey Center by calling 360.341.2324.
Taking the Accuplacer Test as a Non-Student
If you are not planning to attend SVC but need to take the Accuplacer test, there is a $25 test fee which is payable at the Cashier’s Office. Proof of this payment and a phone number or social security number is required to schedule your test.
Preparing for the Accuplacer Test
Study to take the Accuplacer test! We do recommend you prepare to take the assessment before you actually do, so your results are accurate reflection of your knowledge.
Here are links to study guides from Accuplacer for your reference:
- Reading Sample Questions
- Arithmetic Sample Questions
- Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistic Sample Questions– Start with this practice guide for math!
- Advanced Algebra and Functions Sample Questions
Accuplacer also offers a free website to help you prepare for the assessment at https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login.
Here you will create an account, select Accuplacer Next Generation as your test, and start studying! FYI, at SVC, we do not proctor the Writing section of the test.
Other sites we recommend for studying include:
- WAMAP.org: An online diagnostic test designed to prepare you for the placement exam. To begin:
- Click the “Create an account and enroll” button at the bottom of the page
- Fill in the boxes to quickly and easily create a free WAMAP account
- You will be taken directly to Skagit Valley College’s practice site for the Accuplacer test
Retaking the Accuplacer Test
You may request a re-assessment in any of the Accuplacer subjects. The cost is $25. Students will be placed into classes using the highest score.