Accuplacer College Placement Tests


All students enrolled in a degree or certificate program are required to take the college Accuplacer placement tests in order to ensure appropriate placement in classes. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with academic background information, are used by college academic advisors to assist you with course selection.

Testing at Bristol is free and students are allowed one re-test. Students can expect to finish the exam in 1.5 to 2 hours.

Test

Number of Questions

Time Limit

Accuplacer WritePlacer

N/A

50 minutes

Accuplacer Reading

20 multiple choice

Untimed/computerized

Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Stats

20 multiple choice

Untimed/computerized

Accuplacer Advanced Algebra & Functions

20 multiple choice

Untimed/computerized


Non-Native English Speaker

If English is not your first language, please click here.

Exemptions


Students enrolling in the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters may be exempt from all or part of the Accuplacer placement test by any of the following:

  • High School GPA (grade point average)

    • If you graduated with a 2.7 GPA from any accredited U.S. high school within 5 years, you are exempt from the Accuplacer QAS test.
    • If you graduated with a 2.7 GPA from any accredited U.S. high school within 15 years, you are exempt from the Accuplacer WritePlacer and Reading tests.
    • The Math Department has approved students who have been out of high school longer than five years be advised into a math co-requisite course based on their program of study.

  • Evidence of an Associate Degree or HigherSubmit your official transcript to the Admissions Office.

  • Accuplacer Scores From Another Institution. Official score reports can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to the testing center and must come directly from the other college. We will accept any passing scores and will contact you with the results. You may still be required to take some tests at Bristol.

  • SAT scores. Scores of 500 or above on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section waives students from the WritePlacer and Reading placement tests. Scores of 540 or above waives students from the math placement test. Please submit official College Board SAT score reports to the Testing Center. *This is only applicable for the SAT version taken after MARCH 2016.*

  • ACT Scores. Scores of 18 or above on the English test waives students from the WritePlacer and Reading placement tests. Scores of 22 or above on the Math test waives students from the math placement test. Please submit official score reports to the Testing Center.

  • CLEP Scores (College-Level Examination Program). Please submit your official College Board score reports to the Admissions Office.

  • AP Scores Students who earn AP Exam scores of 3 or above are generally considered to be qualified to receive college credit and/or placement into advanced courses due to the fact that their AP Exam scores are equivalent to a college course score of "middle C" or above. Please submit your official College Board score reports to the Admissions Office. Learn more by visiting the Credit for Prior Learning Course Equivalency Table.

  • GED Scores

    • Scores of 165 or above on the Mathematical Reasoning test waives students from the Accuplacer QAS placement test.
    • Scores of 165 or above on the Reasoning through Language Arts test waives students from the WritePlacer and Reading placement tests.
    • These scores are applicable to examinees who tested after January 2014  
  • HiSET Scores



    • Scores of 15 or above on the Mathematics test waives students from the Accuplacer QAS placement test.
    • Scores of 15 or above on the Language Arts-Reading combined with a score of 15 or above on the Language Arts-Writing along with a score of 4 or above on the essay prompt waives students from the WritePlacer and Reading placement tests.

    • These scores are applicable to examinees who tested after January 2017  

     

Request an Accuplacer Placement Test 

Request an Accuplacer Placement Test


Photo ID is REQUIRED on day of exam

PROHIBITED:

  • Arriving late for appointment
  • Calculators 
  • Electronic devices including: cellphones, iPod, iPad, headphones, media player, etc.
  • Books, study notes, dictionaries, scratch paper, or other aids 
  • Food and beverages
  • Person not taking the exam

Please select from the list below to request a placement test. You may only request one date and time.

Once you are registered for and complete your placement test, you will be able to register for classes.