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ACCUPLACER Test for Admission to CSU

Tests in reading comprehension, writing an essay, and/or elementary algebra are required of certain applicants for admission to CSU and scores will determine if  the applicant is eligible for admission.  Applicants who do not score high enough to be admitted, or who place into courses below college-level, will be allowed one retest. Applicants who do not meet admissions criteria after retesting must wait one year before reapplying to CSU.  Results and information on retesting will be provided after initial testing. ACCUPLACER has replaced COMPASS as the test being required for admission.

ACCUPLACER consists of elementary algebra, reading comprehension, and a written essay (WritePlacer). Please visit the ACCUPLACER web page to prepare for the test.

Payment: $35, regardless of the types of ACCUPLACER tests you need. Payment is due when you schedule your appointment.

NOTE: The request to take ACCUPLACER must be communicated to you by the Office of Admissions. Do not schedule an appointment unless you have been asked to take the test.

To schedule an appointment to test, choose one of the following options:  

  • To test at the Columbus State University Testing Center, click here to indicate you have read the above information and are ready to schedule your appointment. Select ACCUPLACER for Admission to CSU from the dropdown menu. NOTE: It does not matter if you are taking reading comprehension, and/or WritePlacer, and/or elementary algebra, as we will give you the correct tests when you arrive.
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  • If you live more than 50 miles outside of the Columbus area and want to test closer to home, click here to learn how you can take ACCUPLACER remotely at a location near you.