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Accuplacer Assessment Test


Math & English Accuplacer Workbook

 Schedule an Accuplacer Appointment at CentreTech or Lowry 

 Complete the Pre-Assessment Questionnaire   


The 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.  


Format of Test

The Accuplacer is an untimed, multiple choice, computer-based test that usually takes students about 1-hour 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
  • Reading Comprehension | 20 Questions
  • Sentence Skills | 20 Questions
  • Elementary Algebra | 12 Questions
  • College Level Math (optional) | 20 Questions

ID Requirement 

A valid government issued photo ID. 


There is a $5 fee per section and attempt. Fees are to be paid when you come in to test. The cashiers accept 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. 

Math & English Accuplacer Workbook

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

Pick up a free copy at the CentreTech or Lowry Testing Centers, Admissions, the Welcome Desk, Advising, or access the electronic verison of the CCA Accuplacer Study Workbook. 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 a full schedule of the Fall 2018 workshops offered and more details on their webpage.

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

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

*Please note that the CCA testing center has put together these resources for your 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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