Prepare for Placement Tests

Your placement test results will determine into which classes you are eligible to enroll. The tests are good indicators of your skill levels, but it is important that you do your best. You may need to start in pre-college level courses; these courses will help you immensely and contribute to future success at the College. However, if you do not do your best on the test, you may get inaccurate test results based on your actual knowledge, and you may place into lower-level coursework than you need.

Test Preparation Materials

We highly recommend that you prepare yourself for the placement tests. It may be helpful for you to see some sample questions or to prepare using the College's Skills Lab supplemental instructional materials.

  • Free! Placement Test Brush-Up Workshops - Brush-Up Workshops are FREE skill refresher workshops for students who, after taking their first Accuplacer test, have been placed into a development (pre-college level) class.
    • Offered 4:00pm - 6:00pm at Central Campus and West Campus
    • To reserve your seat contact: Margaret Rissmiller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215-641-6646
    • iPhoneNew!!! Accuplacer Practice Website. Best practice materials which are actually like the real test. Cost only $2.99. Create new account by entering your email address and creating a password. Email us to let us know how you like it!

      View information about the Official Accuplacer Study App! Offered exclusively through Apple's iTunes Store and compatible with iPhone, iTouch, and iPad. Only cost $1.99.

      Accuplacer Video Reviews

    • Example Questions/Review
      Condensed Review
      Essay Rubric
      Essay Sample
      Grammar
      Reading Comprehension
      Prepare for Accuplacer
      WritePlacer Sample Essays
      Accuplacer Sample Questions

    • Instructional Modules
      The College's Skills Labs have online instructional materials that allow you as an admitted student to refresh or re-learn skills so that you may improve your placement test scores. To make an appointment to get started preparing for your placement test sign up for either campus.
      Central Campus — Online Placement Preparation registration
      West Campus — Online Placement Preparation registration

    • Library Materials
      AV Library

     

     

     

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