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ACCUPLACER INVENTORY

(Wallace Campus)  or  (Sparks Campus)



Where can I take the ACCUPLACER Inventory?

 What is Required to take the ACCUPLACER Inventory?
  • Picture ID

  • Wallace Community College (WCC) student number (If not a student, please Apply Now)
NOTE: Students who do not have a photo ID and a WCC student number and Scheduled Appointment will not be allowed to take the ACCUPLACER Inventory.

What is the ACCUPLACER Inventory?

The ACCUPLACER Inventory is used to assess college level skills in the areas of math and writing. The results, in conjunction with your academic background, goals, and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to determine your math and English course selection. You cannot pass or fail the ACCUPLACER Inventory, but it is very important that you do your very best, so that you will have an accurate measure of your academic skills. The ACCUPLACER Inventory is not timed but on average, students take about 2-3 hours to complete.

The ACCUPLACER Inventory is adaptive. This means questions are chosen for you on the basis of your answers to previous questions. This technique selects just the right questions for your ability level. Please be serious and committed to do your best. Plan a time when you will not be distracted or rushed.

What subjects are covered on the ACCUPLACER Inventory?
  • Writing: The Writing inventory measures your ability to write effectively, which is critical to academic success. You will be required to write a 300-600 word essay on the computer. Your score will be based on your ability to express, organize, and support your opinions and ideas.
  • Math (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics): The Math inventory consists of 20 multiple choice questions.  No calculator is allowed.
Who has to take the ACCUPLACER Inventory?

All first-time students, except those meeting one of the exemptions listed below:
  • Any student with acceptable ACT score of 18 in English and ACT score of 18 in math or SAT score of 500 in English and SAT score of 500 in Math is exempt from taking the ACCUPLACER test.  However, students who wish to improve their course placement must take the state ACCUPLACER Inventory;
  • Any student who has an associate degree or higher;
  • Any student who transfers degree-creditable, college-level English or mathematics courses with a grade of "C" or better from an accredited institution;
  • Any student who has successfully completed required developmental coursework at another Alabama Community College System college or an accredited college within the last three years.  Course descriptions from institutions outside of the Alabama Community College System must be reviewed;
  • Any student who is enrolling to audit a course;
  • Any student who scores 165 or higher on the GED College Ready exam;
  • Any student who is enrolling for personal enrichment purposes only.

What are the ACCUPLACER Inventory policies?
  • There is no cost for the first time a student takes the ACCUPLACER Inventory.
    • These items are not allowed (storage is provided in the Testing Center):
      • Calculators
      • Textbooks
      • Notebooks
      • Dictionaries
      • Food
      • Drinks
      • Cellphones or any other electronic device 
    • Scratch paper and pencils will be provided
    May I retake the ACCUPLACER Inventory?

    Yes! Students who wish to challenge their ACCUPLACER Inventory scores may do so.  Students may use the ACCUPLACER Online Course and Practice Inventory to review for ACCUPLACER Inventory.  To create a free account with the ACCUPLACER Online Course and Practice Inventory, use the following School Number: 68015 and School Key: collegesuccess.   A fee of $10 will be charged for each section of the ACCUPLACER Inventory a student is retaking. ACCUPLACER Inventory scores will be valid for five years from the date of the original or retake assessment.

    To retake you must do the following:

    Visit Testing Center of appropriate campus to retrieve a Retake Payment Form.

    1. Fill out form and take it to Business Office at the appropriate campus to pay the retake fee.
    2. Return to the Testing Center with payment receipt.
    When will I receive my scores from the ACCUPLACER Inventory?

    You will receive your placement results immediately, and you will receive a printout of your placement as soon as you finish the inventory.


    How do I schedule an appointment to take the ACCUPLACER Inventory?

    Students may schedule appointments for ACCUPLACER Inventory to guarantee a seat for a specific date and time.
    • It is highly recommended to make an appointment to insure that you can take the Inventory on a certain day and time.
    • Taking the ACCUPLACER Inventory is available on a stand-by basis, but seats are not guaranteed.
    • Before making an appointment, go to Accuplacer.org and download the free study app and use the information to study before scheduling an appointment.
    MAKE AN APPOINTMENT for ACCUPLACER Inventory on the Wallace Campus in Dothan.

    MAKE AN APPOINTMENT for ACCUPLACER Inventory on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula.