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: Nicole Henderson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Best practice materials which are actually like the test.
    • Become familiar with the style and content of the test questions.
    • Interactive sample questions.
    • Immediate explanations of correct and incorrect answers.
  • Accuplacer Video Reviews

  • Example Questions/Review
    Condensed Review
    Essay Rubric
    Essay Sample
    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