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ACCUPLACER

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 non-Atlanta Campuses currently have a different process for taking the exam.

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 (01/04/2021)
        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

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

              Before Registering
              A Panther ID is required to register for this exam. If the application is recent, the Panther ID number may not yet be available. Applicants should register for an exam once their Panther ID is available.

              ACCUPLACER assessments include reading, writing and mathematics. The number of sections an applicant is required to take is determined by Admissions upon review of application and transcript material. Please contact Admissions at 404-413-2500 for assistance.

              For admitted students trying to take an exam to improve course placement in mathematics, please see the Math Placement page.

              Please note: Online registration for ACCUPLACER on this site is for nontraditional applicants to Georgia State University 4-year programs only. To take the ACCUPLACER exam at the Atlanta campus for non-Georgia State University purposes, please schedule an exam through our proctoring services. Registrants who are not applicants to Georgia State University will not receive a refund of the registration fee.

              Using the Registration site
              Atlanta Campus Applicants must register online for a testing appointment. Atlanta Campus uses a RegisterBlast site for this purpose.

              To view the available test dates and time via the exam registration system applicants must:

              • Pick ACCUPLACER exam under Choose an exam type.
              • As we may have ACCUPLACER exams proctored at different locations, there may be multiple ACCUPLACER exams listed under Choose an exam.. For example Georgia State University ACCUPLACER @ 75 Piedmont is given at the Counseling and Testing Center's office while Georgia State University ACCUPLACER @ Urban Life MILE will be in the MILE lab in the Urban Life building. The address for the registration will be on the confirmation email.
              • Use the Choose a Date and Choose a Time sections to see all of the open dates and times currently available at Atlanta Campus.

              Dates and times are added throughout the year to accommodate applicants' schedules. After completing the above steps, applicants may complete a registration for any open date and time by:

              • Providing the student's name and email.
              • Reading and acknowledging the guidelines.
              • Providing a Phone number and Georgia State University Panther ID Number.

              Testing Fee
              The testing fee of $28 is payable at the time of registration. The testing fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Once registration dates and times are confirmed, if the test taker cannot attend on the selected date and time, fees will not be refunded, nor will the registration date be transferred.

              Test Day
              Candidates should bring one valid government issued identification with photo, such as a driver’s license, passport or permanent resident, state or military identification card.

              For ACCUPLACER testing at Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody or Newton Campuses, please see the Perimeter College Testing Services ACCUPLACER page. There you can see the schedule for ACCUPLACER testing for these centers.

              Frequently Asked Questions:

              The test questions are multiple choice and will be administered on a computer. Questions are answered one at a time, and there is no opportunity to return to a previous question. Elementary Algebra will have 12 questions. College Level Math and Reading Comprehension will each have 20 questions. Preceding each section, the computer will provide a set of instructions describing the test format and information on how to navigate through the test.
              The ACCUPLACER WritePlacer Essay is timed at 60 minutes by the computer. Any other test section is untimed. The time will vary from person to person based on the number of sections a person takes, the number of questions per section and how long a person takes to responds to the questions. Most students will finish in about 30-45 minutes per area, excluding WritePlacer. Sessions beginning at 9 a.m. will be terminated no later than 12:45 p.m. Sessions beginning at 1 p.m. will be terminated no later than 4:45 p.m. Appointments for completion may be made, if necessary.
              ACCUPLACER scores are submitted to Admissions in a batch within 72 hours of testing. Admissions will then require some time to evaluate the scores with other application data and make any necessary determinations. Applicants will be notified in writing of the admission decision sometime during the month following submission of their scores.
              No. Pencil and paper will be provided, and the test screen allows access to an online calculator for the mathematics section.
              The questions will start with algebra: integers and rationals; algebraic expressions; linear equations and inequalities; and factoring. If most questions are answered correctly, the test may continue with additional questions in more advanced algebra and trigonometry. If the applicant is admitted, the score from the mathematics section will also be used for placement purposes.
              Sample problems for parts of the ACCUPLACER may be viewed at the College Board. Additionally, College Board has a free study app available for use. Alternative sites for assistance with math preparation may be found at PurpleMath.
              There is no limit to the number of retesting attempts that a nontraditional applicant to Georgia State University may have.

              Inquiries
              For further information, contact us via our email address or call LaTrease Myles at 404-413-1963.