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Placement Exam

(Wallace Campus)  or  (Sparks Campus)

Where can I take the Placement Exam?

 What is Required to take the Placement Exam?
  • 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 test.

What is the Placement Exam?

The Placement Exam (ACCUPLACER) is used to assess college level skills in the areas of math and writing. The results of this computerized test, 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 placement tests, but it is very important that you do your very best on these tests so that you will have an accurate measure of your academic skills. The test is not timed but on average, students take about 2-3 hours to complete the test.

ACCUPLACER is an adaptive test. 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 to test when you will not be distracted or rushed.

What subjects are covered on the Placement Exam
  • Writing: This test 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): Test consists of 20 multiple choice questions.  No calculator is allowed.
Who has to take the ACCUPLACER Test?

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 510 in English and SAT score of 510 in Math is exempt from taking the ACCUPLACER test.  However, students who wish to improve their course placement must take the state placement test;
  • 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 Mathematical Reasoning or Reasoning Through Language Arts subject tests of the 2014 series GED;
  • Any transient student with documentation;
  • Any student who is enrolling for personal enrichment purposes only.

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

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

    To retest you must do the following:

    Visit testing lab of appropriate campus to retrieve a Retest 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 lab with payment receipt.
    When will I receive my scores from the Placement Exam?

    Your test will be scored immediately, and you will receive a printout of your placement as soon as you finish test.

    How do I schedule an appointment to take the ACCUPLACER Placement Exam?

    Students may schedule appointments for placement tests(s) to guarantee a seat for a specific date and time.
    • It is highly recommended to make an appointment to insure that you can test on a certain day and time.
    • Testing 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 Placement Exam on the Wallace Campus in Dothan.

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