Accuplacer is a national skills assessment tool that was developed, standardized, and validated by the College Board, a division of the Educational Testing Service (which also administers the SAT, GRE, and TOEFL tests). Fort Lewis College can use it for both course placement and basic skills determination.
The Math Placement Test is free and can be taken at home online. Enrolled students or newly accepted students will need to email the Testing Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request the webpage link for the test.
You may take the Accuplacer Exam in-person at our Testing Center, or you may take it at home online.
Students may contact us to schedule an individual appointment to take an Accuplacer test during Testing Center Hours of Operation. Testing will be held in the Testing Center, Noble Hall, Room 287, OR you can take the Accuplacer at home online. Individual Accuplacer appointments are offered Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Appointments are required as computer availability is limited.
Colorado law (CRS 23-1-113) requires all incoming freshmen and transfer students to be assessed for their basic skills in writing and mathematics. The assessments are determined according to procedures approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
If you provide us with ACT or SAT scores that are less than three years old, or you have completed previous math or writing coursework and received a C- or above, we will use that information to assess your basic skills in mathematics and composition classes. If we are missing the information required for assessment, you must take the Accuplacer exam. Students who fail to take the assessment within 30 days of their first term will have a hold placed on their academic records that prevents future course registration until the test is completed.
You may decide to take the Accuplacer exam if you wish to challenge your existing placement in mathematics or composition.
Accuplacer is administered on a computer and is very easy to use. The test is untimed so that you can think about each question for as long as you like. It is also a computer-adaptive test, meaning that the questions are chosen for you on the basis of your answers to previous questions.
Testing begins with the proctor selecting the appropriate set of exams for you on the computer.
Next you will complete a short questionnaire, read a quick tutorial and then begin the exam questions.
At the end of the exam, you will receive results and placement information.
For new and continuing Fort Lewis students there is no charge for the Accuplacer. Non-FLC students have two options:
You must have a picture ID to take the exam, preferably a student ID, driver’s license, or passport.
There is a $10 fee payable online or charge to your FLC student account.
The Accuplacer test is untimed, however the average length to finish is 1.5 hours if taking both Composition and Mathematics sections. The test must be finished in one seating and within the Testing Center's hours of operation.
There are many student study guides available online. However, the most accurate study material is located on the College Board website (the owners of Accuplacer)
Visit College Board
The College Board has a new study app that can be accessed by a smart phone or tablet
Go to the Mometrix study guide for national exams.
Note, due to licensing restrictions, only FLC students, faculty, and staff can access the Mometrix databases off campus. You will need to use a VPN connection (VPN for Students, VPN for faculty and staff). Community members can access the databases on campus only.
The fee is $10.00 per exam seating.
To take the Accuplacer you have two options:
For us to set up a Voucher, the following information is needed:
Click here to prepay online
We receive an automated email once payment is made.