Scheduling, fees, & other details

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.

Schedule your Placement Exam

Math Placement Test

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 (testingcenter@fortlewis.edu) to request the webpage link for the test.

English Composition Placement

You may take the Accuplacer Exam in-person at our Testing Center, or you may take it at home online. 

Schedule In-Person Exam

Steps to Register For Online Exam

  1. To set up your Remote Voucher, we will need the following information emailed to testingcenter@fortlewis.edu :
    1. Name
    2. Birthdate
    3. Phone Number
    4. Email
  2. You will receive an automated email from College Board and the online proctor company Examity. Examity will have a payment link for their proctor services of $10. You will need internet access, camera and mic. All information will be in their email. You will schedule an appointment with them.
  3. Once you have completed the Accuplacer test, your scores will automatically be in our Accuplacer dashboard.

How do I schedule an appointment?

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. 

Do I have to take the Accuplacer?

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. 

How does the Accuplacer work?

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.            

  • Writing Exam (Writing): This test measures your understanding of sentence structure -- how sentences are put together and what makes a sentence complete and clear. The multiple-choice questions will appear one at a time on the computer screen. You will select your answers by clicking with the mouse. When you have completed the question and verified your answer, a new screen will appear with the next question.

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.

What do I need to do on the day of my test?

For new and continuing Fort Lewis students there is no charge for the Accuplacer. Non-FLC students have two options:

  • Pay $25 online and schedule an appointment in our Testing Center. Your test scores will be forwarded to your college. Or,
  • Request an Accuplacer Voucher from your college as your test results go directly to your college’s Accuplacer account and the correct tests will be launched. We only charge a $10 proctor fee instead of the $25 for this service. 

You must have a picture ID to take the exam, preferably a student ID, driver’s license, or passport.

To take the Accuplacer in the Testing Center

There is a $10 fee payable online or charge to your FLC student account.

Is there a time limit?

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.

Study Guide & Practice Questions

College Board

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


Mometrix

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 StudentsVPN for faculty and staff). Community members can access the databases on campus only.

Can I re-take the exam?

The fee is $10.00 per exam seating.

Can I take the Accuplacer exam at another facility?

Yes.
 
To take the Accuplacer you have two options:

  • Locate a testing site at a community college or university in your area. You can Google “Accuplacer test sites near me”. Contact the site to determine if they offer the Accuplacer exam, or if they can provide proctoring service with a Voucher for another college. If the site offers the Accuplacer exam, take the Writing section for composition placement, not Reading. Please have the Test Coordinator at the site email your scores to: testingcenter@fortlewis.edu. If the site offers remote proctor service with a Voucher, provide us the information below and the name of the college you will test with. After your Voucher is emailed to you from College Board, set up an appointment with the college to take your Accuplacer. Know that many Testing Centers charge a proctoring fee. Once completed, your Accuplacer scores are automatically in our Fort Lewis College Accuplacer account.
  • Or, we can set you up with a virtual remote proctor with Examity®. A Remote Voucher will be used for this. You can test at home, but your computer must have internet, a mic, and a camera. You would pay Examity® (their link will be sent in the Voucher email) the $10 proctor fee paid online when you schedule with them. A valid ID will be shown to them online at the time of testing and you will scan your testing location with your computer camera. We would also need the information below in bold to be sent to us to set up your Voucher.

For us to set up a Voucher, the following information is needed:

  • First Name:
  • Last Name:
  • Birthdate:
  • Mailing Address:
  • Phone Number:
  • Email:
  • Fort Lewis ID #900 (we can look this up for you if you do not know)

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