North Central offers ACCUPLACER® by appointment at each of our sites.
Petoskey (231) 348-6682 | Gaylord (989) 705-3775 | Cheboygan (231) 597-0322
ACCUPLACER® measures the level of ability in reading, writing and math. North Central uses ACCUPLACER® to determine which level a person will need for each course assessed. Preparation courses may be necessary prior to taking credit bearing courses.
Any person with a disability may request accommodations by calling Learning Support Services in Petoskey at (231) 348-6817.
When should the ACCUPLACER® or a Placement Assessment be taken?
ACCUPLACER® is needed for students who do not have a high school transcript, SAT or ACT score.
For Math placement, both ACCUPLACER® Reading and Math are needed.
For English placement, highest scores from high school transcripts, SAT or ACT are used. If you do not have placement scores, a North Central writing assessment is used.
Sample questions and test-taking tips are available at the official ACCUPLACER® site: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student/practice (select the CLASSIC version).
Additional preparation may be found at:
ACCUPLACER® subjects are Reading, Math and Writing. Assessments required are determined on an individual basis. The average testing time for any section is approximately 1 hour; however, unlimited time is allowed for reading and math. A picture ID is required. The scores obtained and placement into North Central classes are issued when the ACCUPLACER® assessment is completed.
Retesting: If you feel the placement does not reflect your skill level, you may retest any portion of ACCUPLACER® for a $10 fee one additional time in a 12 month period.
ACCUPLACER® is required of all entering students except the following:
Students with ACT, SAT, COMPASS® or ACCUPLACER® scores on file at North Central.
Guest students from other colleges.
Pursuing “personal Interest” PE 116 OR 216 and not taking math or English.
Students who have on file at North Central proof of 15 or more transfer credit hours, including appropriate English and mathematics credits for placement.
Prior College experience is evaluated on an individual basis.
REVISED 5/25/2017 ALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS ARE NULL AND VOID.