Accuplacer (CPT)


Accuplacer is a computer placement test (CPT) that provides useful information about a test taker’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 test taker’s skill level.

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.

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

  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.
  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.
  • Report Location: Report to the UCF/University Testing Center at 4297 Andromeda Loop N., Orlando, FL 32816. The UTC office is located on the first floor in Howard Phillips Hall, room 106. This building is located next to the Library and the Reflecting Pond. Howard Phillips Hall is building #14 on the campus map. If you get lost finding our building, please call our front desk at 407-823-5109.
  • Arrival Time: Test takers are asked to arrive 15-minutes (we strongly recommend 30-minutes) prior to their scheduled appointment time. Test takers arriving more than 15-minutes late may not be admitted and will forfeit any costs paid.
  • Identification Policy: Test takers are required to present one (1) primary form of government-issued identification that includes their photograph and signature. For additional details on our acceptable ID policy, please navigate to the Acceptable IDs page.

Test takers should contact the University Testing Center for more information about re-taking the Accuplacer.

Scores from the Accuplacer test will be provided to your Academic Advisor. During Orientation, your Academic Advisor 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.