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Testing Services

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare prior to taking their placement test, please refer to the study materials & resources listed at the bottom of this page.


No Appointment Needed

Hours of Service:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00PM

New to College?

  • Students who are new to college or those without college-level credits in English, reading or math are required to complete placement testing in all three subject areas in a single test session. Although the test is not timed, please allow 2.5 hours to complete the entire series. Testing Services is located in the lower-level of the Hannelly Center

Students who have earned college-level credits in English, reading or math or need to retest?

  • Students who have earned college credit in English, reading or math; or who wish to retest may test in a single subject area.

 Current, valid photo identification is required for all testing services; approved list below:

  • Driver's License or State ID
  • High School/College ID (current school year)
  • Passport
  • Military ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Naturalization Card “Green Card”
The last name on your photo ID & your name in the college system ( must match exactly, including hyphens & spacing. Please contact Admissions to process name changes prior to arriving in Testing Services

ACCUPLACER Placement Exam

Accuplacer is a comprehensive, computerized, adaptive testing system designed to place students into the appropriate levels of English, reading and math. Placement results are used to determine appropriate course selection based on student knowledge and skills; it is not possible to pass or fail a placement test.

The test series consists of three untimed subject areas: English (WritePlacer), reading & math.  The WritePlacer exam requires examinees to provide a writing sample (300-500 words) in response to a specific prompt; reading and math utilize a multiple-choice format. 

Student typically receive their results the same day, however you may receive a “pending notification” in lieu of a score on the WritePlacer test. This happens for a variety of reasons and is not indicative of the course placement. Scores are typically available within two business days in your Student Center at 

To access your scores follow these steps:

  • Navigate to
  • Select Student Center (Under Student Tools) and log in
  • Select Test Scores link
  • Print out a copy of your Writeplacer Score for BearTrax

You must have test results for Writeplacer prior to attending a BearTrax Session, please take your original test scores with you to your or BearTrax session.

Prepare for Accuplacer

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare for the placement test, please refer to websites below for preparation material. Most of the resources identified below are free or very low cost:

If English is not your native language you are strongly encourage to take the CELSA course placement test to evaluate your college readiness for English and reading courses.

  • CELSA is a 45 minute timed multiple-choice test. 
  • For sample test questions download CELSA sample questions, CELSA answer key
  • Students who wish to take a math course will need to take the Accuplacer math exam in addition to the CELSA exam.

Course Placement Chart

Placement test scores are valid for 2 years from the date of testing. If a student placed "Reading Exempt" on their reading placement exam, that particular score will not expire.

If you have any questions please contact Testing Services at, or call 602.285.7844 for further information.

Students with Disabilities: If you require test accommodations due to a documented disability, please contact Testing Services for information concerning your needs at 602.285.7844.