What's the Accuplacer?
The Accuplacer test determines how you start your college career – which can affect how and even whether you finish! Yet many students have never heard of it. By familiarizing yourself with the Accuplacer now, you can prepare to enter college at the highest level you can to increase your odds of college success.
What is the Accuplacer?
Why does the Accuplacer matter?
The length of time it takes to finish college is an important factor for many students. The longer you take to graduate, the longer you must pay for college-related expenses (like books and transportation) and the longer it will take to start working full-time. For some, this waiting game can be discouraging.
The best way to start and finish college on-time is to do your best on the Accuplacer. Studying for the Accuplacer may take some time – but not nearly as much time as the weeks spent in a developmental class you could have placed out of! You will be glad to start college as far ahead as you can get.
Who takes the Accuplacer?
What does the test look like?
How do I take the Accuplacer?
How do I prepare for the test?There are many resources available to you. The College Board, which administers the Accuplacer, offers free online prep materials, which include an app and a downloadable practice test. BHCC has a page of sample questions on its website while MassBay offers free test workshops in math, reading and writing.