Accuplacer Placement Testing

We understand that many people still need to take the Accuplacer exam in order to place into English and math courses, or qualify for the College Credit Plus program.

Purpose of Placement Testing

Placement testing helps to determine your academic readiness for college courses and what courses you may take at Shawnee State University. Placement testing is free; however, testers are limited to one test per calendar year

Because much of your education path can rely on placement testing, we encourage you to do some preparation before you take the test, especially if you have been out of school for more than two years. Consider taking a practice test to become familiar with the format and the type of questions you will be asked. Shawnee uses the Accuplacer Next Generation test as its placement testing tool. To take a practice Accuplacer test, go to: Practice and be Prepared for Accuplacer.

In addition, if you have been out of school for more than one year, it is suggested that you refresh your memory regarding mathematics concepts, especially algebra and geometry, before taking the placement test. Khan Academy is a good, free resource for this review.

How to Register for Accuplacer Testing

  • Testers who are taking placement testing for the purposes of College Credit Plus should first check with their middle school or high school guidance counselor to see if Shawnee is providing testing at your school. If so, you should not register to take the Accuplacer remotely or on Shawnee’s campus.
  • Testers living within 30 miles of campus should take the Accuplacer on campus. You can register for the exam by going to: We have limited space each day, so please select a different day if your first choice is not available.
  • Testers living more than 30 miles from campus have the option to test remotely if they meet the requirements for testing remotely (please see “What you need to take the placement test online”) or we can find a testing center near you where you can take the Accuplacer and have the results sent to SSU. You can register to take the Accuplacer remotely by going to: We have limited space each day, so please select a different day if your first choice is not available.

When you register to take the Accuplacer, use your Legal First and Last Name. This test is part of your official college record. If you do not test under the name you use to apply to the university, your test results cannot be used.

Please double-check the following information when you provide it!

  • Your email
  • Your name
  • Your birth date
  • Your phone number

All information is submitted securely to the Testing Coordinator.

Certain populations can only test during set periods. Please be sure to read the description on the calendar as it is updated frequently to include the most up-to-date testing information.

What You Need to Take the Accuplacer Placement Exam Online

To take the exam remotely you must have access to a quiet room where you can be alone, a computer with a webcam and a microphone, and reliable internet access. If you cannot meet these requirements, unfortunately, you cannot take the Accuplacer exam remotely. Contact the Testing Coordinator at to discuss other options.

Your exam will be given through an online service called Microsoft Teams. Your testing link and information will be sent in a confirmation email after you register. You will also receive an e-mail from the Testing Coordinator with instructions on how to access your online test.

Accommodations for Testers with Documented Disabilities

The Accuplacer is untimed and testing is done in a small group setting. Testers with documented disabilities that require accommodations should contact the testing coordinator with questions about what type of accommodations are needed and about providing documentation regarding the tester’s disability.

To Appeal Math, Reading, or English Placement

Testers who feel they have been misplaced based on their ACT sub-scores in math, reading, and/or English or their writing Accuplacer score may appeal their placement by calling the Testing Coordinator at (740) 351-3110 or by emailing

Have questions?

If you have any questions, please email the the Testing Coordinator at or call (740) 351-3110.