ACCUPLACER Exam

***ACCUPLACER exams are being offered remotely on a limited basis for Dual Enrollment homeschoolers, the A&P Challenge exam, and for placement into Calculus. Students taking the exam must have access to a computer or laptop with a webcam and must be unable to place into a course based on existing multiple measure criteria. If you need to schedule an appointment, please contact placement@middlesex.mass.edu. Please be aware the waiting list for ACCUPLACER testing is long, so please make arrangements to test as soon as possible.

The ACCUPLACER exam is designed for students to demonstrate college readiness. Students should only take the test if they cannot be placed through other criteria. New students should place into courses using guided self placement.


Need to take the ACCUPLACER? Please read the instructions below.

1. Prepare for the exam

2. Schedule the exam

  • Make sure you have a computer or laptop with a webcam you can use for your test. You will not be able to run both the test and Zoom simultaneously on a tablet or Chromebook.
  • Check that your device is able to run the ACCUPLACER test at https://www.accuplacer.org/#/systemRequirement All minimum requirements must pass for students to be able to take the exam.
  • Go to the Zoom website, download and install Zoom https://www.zoom.us/download#client_4meeting
  • To check that Zoom was set up correctly, visit https://www.zoom.us/test Please use the option to join with video
  • Currently, ACCUPLACER appointments may only be made by contacting us at placement@middlesex.mass.edu
  • Appointments are for a 2-hour window. If you require additional time to complete the exam, you may need to schedule an additional appointment.

3. Sitting for the exam

  • Sit in a quiet place where you will be undisturbed while testing.
  • Clear a workspace for your monitor, mouse, keyboard, blank scratch paper, pencil and photo ID. All other items must be removed from your table or desk. Calculators and cell phones are not allowed at your workstation at any point.
  • Have your voucher number written at the top of one of your pieces of scratch paper. You will need it to access ACCUPLACER.
  • Use the zoom invitation in the confirmation email from your proctor and open https://www.accuplacer.org/

4. Receiving your scores

  • Scores are returned immediately*
  • The ACCUPLACER may be taken again if needed. You are limited to 3 attempts per semester.

*Writing samples requiring further review may not be returned for 2-3 days. Most students receive scores upon completion of the test.

Last Modified: 5/4/20