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ACCUPLACER

Take the ACCUPLACER Placement Tests to measure and understand your current skill level in reading, writing, and mathematics

Things to know before you take the ACCUPLACER placement test

  • It's not an admissions test
  • Math and Reading portions of the test are untimed
  • WritePlacer portion is timed
  • There is no fee for YC Students
  • $25 - Accuplacer fee for non-YC students
  • Bring photo ID to the assessment
  • If a YC student, bring your Y-number

Not near a Yavapai campus?

Click here to complete a remote placement testing request.

You may be able to complete your placement test at another institution near you. Many community colleges will proctor our placement test for a fee to non-students. We will accept mailed, faxed, or emailed copies of ACCUPLACER score reports from other institutions. ACCUPLACER scores must include the "WritePlacer" test for English placement not "Sentence Skills".

Complete and submit the remote placement testing request form to locate an ACCUPLACER remote test site. This will allow us to set up the test from our campus. The score report you receive will then have our course placement messages.


ACCUPLACER Placement Test Preparation

Yavapai College administers Next-Generation ACCUPLACER tests:

  • Next-Generation Reading
  • WritePlacer
  • Next-Generation Math: Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics
  • Next-Generation Math: Advanced Algebra & Functions

Review the sample test questions prior to your test date.


Placement Test Score Chart and Retest Guidelines

Call (928) 776-2200 if you have questions.

Pre-pay $10 Retest Fee - per re-test


Academic and Career Advising

Please take the Reading, Writing, and Math ACCUPLACER assessments prior to scheduling an appointment with an academic advisor. Contact Academic Advising for information.


Have you previously taken a placement test?

If you have taken a college placement assessment ( COMPASS or ACCUPLACER ) it may be possible to use part or all the scores for placement. Math scores must be 2 years old or less. ACCUPLACER scores must include the "WritePlacer" assessment for English placement.


StatsHave you taken any of these High School tests?

If you have taken the AIMS, SAT, or ACT test and have scores at or above the scores listed below, it may be possible to use part or all the scores for placement. Math scores must be 2 years old or less. 

  • To meet the Reading Proficiency Requirement: AIMS 705, SAT 400/22, ACT 17
  • To place into ENG101: SAT 470/27, ACT 19
  • To place into MAT097:  ACT 23
  • To place into MAT142,152,187: SAT 530|30, ACT 23
  • To place into MAT156,157,167,172,212,220:  ACT 28

To discuss using alternate test scores, please contact the Testing Center at (928) 776-2200. Please email score reports to Testing@YC.edu with your phone number attached.


To make an appointment to complete the ACCUPLACER Placement Test:

  • Prescott - (928) 776-2200
  • Prescott Valley - (928) 717-7902
  • Chino Valley - (928) 717-7720
  • Verde Valley - (928) 634-6561

Accommodations are available through the Disability Resources Office.