Accuplacer Assessment

Do I need to take the Accuplacer?
Contact Admissions and Records
Mon - Thu: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Have questions about the exam?
Contact the Testing Center
Mon - Thu: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

What do my results mean?
Contact Academic Advising
Mon - Thu: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All students enrolling for the first time in courses with a math component, a writing component, or courses that require extensive reading must take the Accuplacer.

What kinds of questions are on the ACCUPLACER?
  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Sentence Skills
  3. Arithmetic
  4. Elementary Algebra
  5. College-Level Mathematics

What is Accuplacer?

Accuplacer Study Guide (Adobe Reader). Please be aware that CCC does not offer all parts of the Accuplacer that are included in the online study guide. The following sections are not offered at Clovis Community College: Writeplacer, ESL Reading Skills, ESL Sentence Meaning Test, ESL Language Use Test. See an Academic Advisor for additional information or clarification regarding your scores.

When and where you can take the Accuplacer

The ACCUPLACER assessment is available on a WALK-IN basis in the Testing Center, located in Room 109. You must present a photo ID in order to take the ACCUPLACER. CCC has ACCUPLACER Proctors located at various sites. It may also be available for military members serving overseas. Send an email to for more information.

What does the Accuplacer cost?

The test is free if you are taking the placement test for registration for classes at CCC. Otherwise, there may be a fee. Contact the Testing Center for more information.

How long does the Accuplacer take?
All tests are done on computers and are untimed. The length of time varies from one to three hours (for the entire battery of three tests) depending on individual students. Please note: if you have no computer skills, contact our Center for Student Success to arrange for a free tutorial on basic computer use.

When you will know the results?

Results of computerized tests are available immediately.

Can you use a calculator?
No. Calculators, notebooks, etc. are not allowed in the testing room. Scratch paper and pencils are provided, but, these must be turned in at the completion of the test.

You can receive accommodations for a disability:

Students with disabilities who need accommodations must have ADA documentation. You'll need to make prior arrangements with the Testing Center Coordinator by calling 575.769.4019 or 575.769.4125.

You can request a copy of your Accuplacer score report:

Accuplacer Score Request Form