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Course Placement

Students Welcome

Course Placement

Students Welcome

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.

Mount Vernon

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.

Schedule your Accuplacer test at the Mount Vernon Campus

 

Whidbey Island

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.

Schedule your Accuplacer test at the Whidbey Island Campus

 

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:

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:

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.

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