Crouch Center Lab 1043
ACCUPLACER Test (formerly COMPASS)
Schedule an Appointment
Appointments for the test and a list of open dates are available online through RegisterBlast. After completing the online registration form, applicant will receive an email confirmation.
To register for an appointment, choose the campus where you want to take the exam:
- Fayetteville Campus
- McMinnville Campus
- Moore County Campus
- Sparta Site: Please contact the Testing Center at 931-393-1763 to schedule an appointment for this site.
- Smyrna Campus
The ACCUPLACER is an assessment test that assesses students' level of skill and readiness for collegiate courses. The ACCUPLACER is used as part of the admissions process to determine your level of college readiness in the areas of English, Reading, and Math. The test is computerized, multiple choice, and not timed. The test is not a pass or fail test. Depending on how you score, you may be required to take Learning Support courses to help better prepare you for college-level courses.
ACCUPLACER scores are valid for 5 years. You must schedule an appointment online to take the test.
The initial test is free of charge. Students who take the ACCUPLACER test and feel their test results have placed them incorrectly may challenge their initial placement score and retake the test or portions of the test. The college charges an $11.50 fee to challenge a single test, or $23.50 to challenge two or more tests. Students are eligible to challenge the test twice.
Also, after you click on a location and select Accuplacer, the next section "Choose an exam" needs (free) added after First Time Taking Exams.
Students Under 21 Years Old
Current ACT scores are considered an attempt for students under 21 years old.
The test presents one question with a set of answer choices. After choosing the answer, the test will immediately move to the next question. Once you have answered a question and moved on to the next question, you will not be able to go back and change your answer. The test is computer adaptive, the test administers questions based on how you are performing on each question. Students are required to use the embedded calculator for the math test. Students cannot use handheld calculators.
The number of questions varies depending on which ACCUPLACER tests you take.
The ACCUPLACER is graded on a scale of 200 – 300.
Students requesting testing accommodations for the test must contact Disability Student Services before scheduling an appointment for the test.
Course Placement Scores
Writing / English
- College Level English: 250 – 300
- Learning Support English: 200 – 249
- College Level Math: 250 – 300
- Learning Support Math: 200 – 249
- College Level Reading: 250 – 300
- Learning Support Reading: 200 – 249
ACCUPLACER Transcript Request
Please complete and return the ACCUPLACER request form.
For more information, please call 931-393-1763 or [email protected].