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Accuplacer is a computer placement test (CPT) that provides useful information about a student’s knowledge in the areas of elementary algebra, reading comprehension, and writing (sentence) skills. Prior course work and nationally standardized test scores determine which sections of Accuplacer tests must be taken. The results of the assessment are used to determine placement into a college course that meets a student’s skill level.

Test Format

Accuplacer tests are computerized and multiple choice. The number of questions varies depending on which Accuplacer test is taken. There could be as few as 12 questions or as many as 40. Although Accuplacer tests are untimed, 45-minutes per test is recommended.

Preparation

The Official Web-Based Study App

The ACCUPLACER web-based study app features practice tests in each test subject. It is accessible from most devices with internet access, and will help you become familiar with the content and format of the ACCUPLACER test questions. Access the free ACCUPLACER practice app.

Registration Procedures

Students who are entering UCF through the College Achievement Program (CAP) should contact the First Year Advising and Exploration (FYAE) office about Accuplacer.

  1. Review all Accuplacer information and University Testing Center policies.

  2. Submit written documentation of a documented disability from Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make accommodated testing arrangements at least two weeks prior to your schedule test date. Visit the SAS website for more information at sas.sdes.ucf.edu.

  3. Complete registration and payment online.
     a. Note: select your scheduled UCF Orientation date as your exam date.

  4. After completing the registration process, check your email for the test registration confirmation sent to you by RegisterBlast. The test registration confirmation is required and must be presented on test day to be admitted to take your exam.

Test Day

  • Arrive 15-minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Examinees arriving more than 15-minutes late may not be admitted and will forfeit any costs paid.

  • You are required to bring two forms of identification. Your IDs cannot be expired and must be in the name in which you are registered to test.

    • Primary ID: Must be a government-issued, non-expired photo ID.  Acceptable documents include a driver license, passport, state-issued identification card, or military identification.

    • Secondary ID: Must have a photo OR signature, such as a Social Security Card, student ID, employee ID, or a debit/credit card in the examinee's name.

Re-Test Policy

Contact the First Year Advising and Exploration (FYAE) office for information on the current re-test policy.

Scores from the Accuplacer test will be provided to your Academic Advisor. During Orientation, your Academic Adivosr will assist you with course registration based on your test scores. Accuplacer scores are valid for two (2) years.

ACCUPLACER Scores and Placement for UCF

Subtest Score ACCUPLACER Placement
Reading Skills Score ≤ 82 REA 1106
≥ 83 ENC 1101: Composition I
Sentence Skills Score ≤ 82 ENC 1130: Improving College-Level Writing
≥ 83 ENC 1101: Composition I
Elementary Algebra Score ≤ 71 MAT 0022
72-82 MAT 1033: Intermediate Algebra
≥ 83

MAC 1105: College Algebra, or
MGF 1106: Finite Mathematics

Note: The prerequisites for MAC 1105 and MGF 1106 are either (A) the appropriate score on the UCF Math Placement Test, or (B) MAT 1033C with a “C” (2.0) or better. Student will need to satisfy the prerequisite in order to register for either course.

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