All students entering college credit programs are required to take a placement test before admission. Test results are used to place students in the proper courses. All certificate, diploma, and degree programs require the ACCUPLACER placement test or comparable SAT/ACT scores. ACCUPLACER is an integrated system of computer-adaptive assessments designed to evaluate students’ skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Delivering results immediately and precisely, ACCUPLACER offers diagnostics and placement support to help answer the challenges of accurate placement and remediation. Educators, counselors, and testing directors rely on ACCUPLACER’s quality and validity as they advise and support students in their academic and career journeys. Over 7.5 million ACCUPLACER tests are administered each year in more than 1,500 secondary and postsecondary institutions. ACCUPLACER connects over 2.5 million students to college and career opportunities.
Students who have completed college-level English and Mathematics coursework from a regionally accredited institution with grades of “C” or better, or have earned an associate degree or higher from an accredited institution and who present official transcripts showing the completed coursework will not be required to take ACCUPLACER for entrance into degree, diploma or certificate programs. Programs with competitive acceptance processes may require valid test scores. Arrangements for students with disabilities, who need special testing accommodations can be made by contacting the Office of Disability Services at 706.649.1533.
The Testing Center is located on the first floor of the Hartline Building, Room 153A (Administration Building), on the south side of Manchester Expressway. Please allow at least 2-3 hours if you are taking all sections of the ACCUPLACER exam. A valid photo id is required. The testing lab is open Monday – Thursday, 8 am until 6 pm. Application and Retesting Fees must be paid prior to testing.
The policy of Columbus Technical College is to allow students one re-testing opportunity per test section of ACCUPLACER per term. A student may retest in one or all sections after their initial testing opportunity in seven or more days. Once a student has taken their initial test and a retest, seven or more days later; they may retest once per semester thereafter. The retest fee is $15 per test section. For more information, please call the Testing Center at 706-649-1817.