ACCUPLACER & Math Placement

ACCUPLACER is a test that provides information about students’ English, reading, and mathematics skills. Due to the fact that the need to test is determined by Admissions, candidates should wait until Admissions receives and reviews all application and transcript material before testing. Similarly, applicants and students must contact Admissions at 404-413-2500 for assistance.

Please continue to refer to Georgia State University’s COVID-19 site for up to date information from the University.

      On-Campus Testing update (08/28/2020)
      Schedules are now available for limited face-to-face, on campus testing on each campus. Staffing will be to student demand and built around strategic concerns regarding density of students on campus. To this end, please note:

      • Masks must be worn at all times. Not only is this required for Georgia State University spaces, due to the nature of proctoring services, and the shape of our spaces, it is impossible to guarantee 6 feet distance at all times from other testers or staff.
      • Lockers will still be available, but examinees are highly encouraged to not bring any items to the test center to minimize your need to contact surfaces unnecessarily.
      • We will reopen as an appointment service only. If we schedule tests for a day and no one makes an appointment, we will not open the centers to ensure staff do not add to density on campus. We will not be testing every day of the week at this time, but working both on campus and virtually.
      • Our focus to begin with will center on exams that cannot be taken virtually, like MAT, TEAS, or CLEP.
      • Students with appointments cancelled during the closure should email the campus of their appointment to reschedule to an open date or time for their exam to be proctored.
      • TEAS – Examinees should contact ATI customer care to register for or reschedule their dates; Atlanta and Dunwoody campuses have opened up limited TEAS testing seats.
      • ACCUPLACER, Math Placement, CLEP, DSST, MAT, Independent Studies or Proctoring Services – Examinees should check for our schedules online Alpharetta Campus | Atlanta Campus | Clarkston Campus | Decatur Campus | Dunwoody Campus | Newton Campus by picking the On Campus Exams option, and then choosing their testing groups until they get to the exam they want.
      • Prometric Exams (including GACE) we are testing through our Prometric lab again, check your test vendor’s website for directions on how to register.

        Virtual Exams update (8/28/2020)
        Due to limited seating, virtual exams for ACCUPLACER, Math Placement and History and Constitution are still being offered in a virtual environment. This may be done through our campus registration pages at Alpharetta Campus | Atlanta Campus | Clarkston Campus | Decatur Campus | Dunwoody Campus | Newton Campus by picking Virtual Exams (online) and following the exam groups to your exam. Please note that Math Placement is offered through the ACCUPLACER platform.

        • ACCUPLACER, MATH PLACEMENT – Students and applicants can take the exam virtually through Examity if they meet the requirements to do so. Applicants and students may request an Examity exam setup for them through our registration pages –
            • Once you make the request, you will be added manually to an ACCUPLACER remote session. This does not happen automatically, but will be done in order of receipt of the request. You will also receive an email ‘receipt’ from the RegisterBlast registration system confirming that your request has been made.
            • You will receive an email with a code, called a “Voucher Number” from the ACCUPLACER platform. This code is used to launch your exam.
            • The ACCUPLACER email will include a link for Examity. You will need to set up and account with Examity to be able to make an appointment with them.
            • Please note that every exam proctored by Examity has a fee associated with their services.
            • Problems making an appointment with Examity or with the actual proctoring session should be directed to Examity’s support.
            • After testing, your scores will be posted to your record in 24-48 hours (with the exception of weekends), your next step would be to check the Admissions checklist or to reach out to your advisor.
            • if you need to retest, please request a new voucher be set up for you.
            • There are a limited number of seats available for proctoring virtually through WebEX at Newton Campus. Please pick the “Virtual Exam Request” and “WebEx Proctoring for ACCUPLACER and Math Placement”. Additionally Dunwoody may have space available – email first at duntest@gsu.edu.
          • History & Constitution Exams update (04/01/2020) – In collaboration with the History and Political Science department, we are offering a version of the exam that can be taken virtually.

            Rescheduling Update (8/25/2020) As campuses create schedules for re-opening, if you wish to reschedule exams that were cancelled due to the shut-down of campuses due to COVID-19, please contact the campus you registered at via the emails below.

              If you experience any problems, please contact us for assistance via our campus emails – Alpharetta, Atlanta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton

              Students who have ACCUPLACER scores from another school should check with Admissions to see whether or not they can use those scores.

              Taking ACCUPLACER at Georgia State University is not the same for every campus. The information below is intended to direct applicants to Georgia State University to find the information for taking the ACCUPLACER exam. Note that exams taken on the Atlanta Campuses currently have a different process for taking the exam than the other campuses.

              For ACCUPLACER testing at Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody or Newton Campuses,

              ACCUPLACER is available by appointment. To take the exam at one of these campuses, check our appointment page. Students unable to test at a Georgia State University campus should review the information on remote testing.

              In order to take the ACCUPLACER exam, a student needs the following:

              • A receipt showing the paid test fee of $20 (for one, two or three areas)
              • A valid government issued photo identification
              • Testing for admissions or placement out of learning support

              Retesting
              Retesting is available. However, candidates cannot retest on the same day as the previous test.

              Please note: The fee for admissions into Georgia State University's 4 year programs is currently $28.

              ACCUPLACER Testing at the Atlanta campus is by appointment only. There is no walk-in testing at this location. Follow the instructions on the Atlanta Campus ACCUPLACER page to make your appointment. The Testing Center at Atlanta Campus tests all year long, and will continually add dates to the registration system.

              Math Placement
              The ACCUPLACER exam for GSU is not the Math Placement exam. While the Math Placement exam uses ACCUPLACER as a delivery platform, it is a different exam. It is true that Math placement is taken with any other ACCUPLACER testing, however the exam is only for specific students.  As a result only students eligible to take at least MATH 1001 without any corequisite support course can take Math Placement.  All others are taking ACCUPLACER for GSU. There is no charge for the first time taking a Math Placement exam, and retests for Perimeter College have a $20 fee. The Math Placement exam is offered at the same time as the ACCUPLACER walk-in hours.

              Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
              Testing information, including scores, is not part of directory information, as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).