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Accuplacer Info


NEW IN 2018-19:  THE MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM will be using PSAT and/or SAT scores as a part of the Admission Process.  The ACCUPLACER will only be used during the senior year if students' PSAT or SAT scores do not qualify for admission.  See the new Maine Community College requirements for specific information: 2018-19 Maine Community College Admission guidelines

The Accuplacer is an assessment required by Maine community colleges and some other institutions.  It is an untimed test that students take using a computer. Most community colleges will require 4 sections:  arithmetic, elementary algebra, sentence skills, and reading comprehension. Come colleges may also require the Writeplacer, where students have to respond to an essay prompt.

Students who attend the Mid Maine Technical Center can take the Accuplacer for free by arranging a time with their instructor.  Other students can take the Accuplacer at KVCC or any other Maine community college.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO PREPARE FOR THE ACCUPLACER!  Often, students may not pass if they "just" sit down to take the test.  We strongly encourage students to take a practice test at either of these sites:

https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login   --make sure to create a login and password.  You can get instant feedback on your questions, and prepare before taking the test.

OR

http://accuprep.pccc.edu/  --no login necessary, but a good site to use for free practice.

Please stop in Guidance if you have any questions!