Accuplacer Assessment Test


The Next-Generation Accuplacer measures students' skill-levels in English and Math to determine course placement.

New CCA students will need to take a placement test to enroll into classes, unless previous college coursework or sufficient test scores (that are less than 5-years old) have been submitted.

If English is your second language and you would like to improve upon those basic skills, you may need to take the English as a Second Language (ESL) placement test instead of the English Accuplacer test.  

Schedule an Accuplacer Appointment at CentreTech or Lowry 

 Complete the Pre-Assessment Questionnaire 


Format of Test

The Accuplacer is an untimed, multiple choice, computer-based test that usually takes students about 1.25-hours to complete per section. Calculators are embedded in the math section(s) for certain questions. Handheld calculators are not allowed. 

The test includes:
English Mathematics

What Test Do I Need To Take?

The CCA Testing Center recommends only taking the math section you need for you program of study. Click on your Pathway below to determine what math section you need before scheduling your testing appointment.

ID Requirement 

Acceptable forms of photo identification include current and valid:

  • Driver's license 
  • State-approved or federal ID
  • Military ID
  • College ID
  • High school ID
  • Middle school ID
  • Passport 
  • Tribal ID
  • Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship 
  • College Board Test Taker ID Form

If you are unable to obtain the above identification types, due to citizenship status, please contact the Testing Center at the location nearest you: Lowry Campus Testing Center 303-340-7239 or CentreTech Campus Testing Center 303-360-4948. 


There is a $5 fee per section and attempt. Fees are to be paid when you come in to test. The cashier's office accepts cash, debit, and credit cards. 

Retest Policy

It is important to do your best when taking the test.

Students may retest after a minimum of 3 days (2 weeks recommended) and take each section twice in a three year period. It is strongly advised to prepare for your test, as you will have limited retest options. 

Study Resources 

Be prepared to succeed on your college placement test!

The possibilities for retesting are limited, and your Accuplacer test results will have a great time and financial impact on your education. There are many ways to prepare for your test.

Learn more about each study resource by clicking on the tabs below. 

The Accuplacer Study Workbook is filled with practice problems, similar to what you'll see on the actual test.

Pick up a free copy at the CentreTech or Lowry Testing Centers, Admissions, the Welcome Desk, Advising, or access the electronic versions of the study workbooks by clicking the links below. This is a great tool to refresh your math and English skills.  

The Academic Learning Center offers free in-person workshops to prepare you for the placement test. Registration is not required. Please remember to bring your student ID and to arrive early. Attendees more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted. 

See the following links for details:

Academic Learning Center Assessment Workshops

CentreTech Campus Location: Classroom Building, Room 109 303-360-4742

Lowry Campus Location: West Quad, Room 106 303-340-7447 


We kindly request that persons who require reasonable accommodations contact the Office of Disability and Equity with questions or to request accommodations: 303-340-7548

*Please note that the CCA testing center has put together these resources for you as a courtesy. Because websites change frequently, some of these links may not work, and some of the tests may not functions. We encourage you to alert us in this case, however, we do not accept responsibility for the functionality of the following resources.



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