Accuplacer/Course Placement

Accuplacer/Course Placement

The Accuplacer measures academic skills in reading comprehension, language, arithmetic, and elementary algebra for placement purposes. It is untimed and consists of multiple-choice questions.  Student Success Counselors will analyze the results as well as a student’s academic background and degree goals to determine appropriate course placement.

Students who have completed the ACT or Accuplacer in the last 5 years do not need to take the Accuplacer. Bring a copy of your scores to the Mid-State Student Services Information Center at any Mid-State campus.

Students who have completed an Associate’s Degree or higher do not need to take the Accuplacer.

  • Provide a copy of your transcripts to the Mid-State Student Services Information Center at any Mid-State campus.
  • Translated copies of foreign degrees will be reviewed by the Dean of Enrollment Management to determine if entry requirements are met. You must provide a translated and evaluated copy of your degree and official transcripts.

All other students must complete the Accuplacer.  Call the campus nearest you to schedule the Accuplacer at a time convenient for you.

Accuplacer Preparation - With a little bit of prep, you might improve your Accuplacer score, ensuring you are placed in the most appropriate courses.

Students with disabilities should contact Mid-State Disability Services staff prior to testing if requesting testing accommodations.