ACCUPLACER Test for CSU
ACCUPLACER includes the tests Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics; Reading; and WritePlacer (a written essay). These tests are used for course placement or admission to CSU. If used for admission, scores will determine if the applicant can be admitted and will determine course placement. Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics; and Reading are computer-adaptive, which means that questions adjust to the ability of the test taker, and are untimed. WritePlacer is timed for one hour.
After you complete the test, your scores will be reported to the Office of Admissions and a decision will be made within 48 hours. The decision will be posted to your online application.
Eligibility: ACCUPLACER can be required or recommended. If required, it must be listed on your checklist before you can schedule an appointment to test.
Retesting: You will be advised about retesting by your Admissions Specialist.
Test preparation: Please visit the ACCUPLACER web page to prepare for the test.
Score reports: You will be able to obtain a copy of your scores from the Student Portal on the ACCUPLACER web page.
Payment: $25, regardless of the specific ACCUPLACER tests you need. Payment is made online when you schedule your appointment.
ID requirements: You must present an unexpired government-issued photo ID with signature--driver's license, passport, military ID, state ID. The first and last name(s) on your identification must exactly match the first and last name(s) on your CSU application.
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- In-person testing at the CSU Testing Center
- At home and proctored by Examity, an online proctor service. Examity will charge you a fee for your testing appointment, and appointments are offered 24/7/365. Instructions to schedule with Examity will be sent within 3 business days after payment is received.