ACCUPLACER Inventory

ATTENTION:  During December 2020, ACCUPLACER will only be offered virtually via Zoom.  To make an appointment for virtual testing, send an email request to testing@wallace.edu.

Virtual online testing allows you to have your ACCUPLACER proctored online from just about anywhere, even at home.  You will need a fast internet connection, speakers, and a camera on your computer.


Frequently Asked Questions

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 ensure 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.

 

NOTE: Students who do bring a photo ID and a WCC student number to their scheduled appointment will not be allowed to take the ACCUPLACER Inventory.

Wallace Campus in Dothan, Computer Technology Center 101/102 –  Directions to Wallace Campus

Sparks Campus in Eufaula, Administration Building, Room A-1 – Directions to Sparks Campus

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.

  • 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.

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.
  • There is no cost for the first time a student takes the ACCUPLACER Inventory.
  • These items are not allowed:
    • Calculators
    • Textbooks
    • Notebooks
    • Dictionaries
    • Food
    • Drinks
    • Cellphones or any other electronic device
  • Scratch paper and pencils will be provided
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:

Email testing@wallace.edu 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 location with payment receipt.

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

Wallace Community College seeks to encourage and to assist students in making appropriate preparations for taking college ACCUPLACER Inventory for the purpose of academic placement. Our hope is that all students are placed appropriately in the courses that will do the most to insure their academic success. Preparing well for the ACCUPLACER Inventory can enhance a student’s performance and thus proper academic placement. Higher academic placement can reduce the overall course load for students in their selected program, minimizing time and saving money.

ACCUPLACER Study Guides and Resources

Math Resources

Mathematics ACCUPLACER Inventory Preparation

Wallace Community College provides a link to EdReady  https://edready.org/home for students to use in preparation for taking the ACCUPLACER Inventory for mathematics.  This link will allow students to register for and use a MOOC (Open Course) free of charge to address mathematical topics encountered when taking the ACCUPLACER Inventory.  Using this service will require a general registration procedure. To register use the “GET STARTED” button.  Please write down and keep your login information because Wallace Community College faculty and staff do not have the ability to help with forgotten login information.

Once registered, each student must first choose a goal for using EdReady.  Students should choose the goal labeled as, “Prepare for Common Placement Exams.”  Once there, select the “ACCUPLACER Prep – Complete Test” option.

Next, take the Initial Assessment. The results of this assessment will be used to determine areas of strengths and weaknesses before taking the actual ACCUPLACER Inventory. Students should use the available learning modules in order to improve their scores on the ACCUPLACER Inventory. The learning modules contain a number of valuable resources such as quizzes, video instruction, and short assignments to help students strengthen their mathematics skills.