Placement Test Preparations (Accuplacer)

All students should review the sample tests before testing. Complete the sample tests and check to see how you did by using the answer key that is provided at the end of the tests.
Practice and Be Prepared for Next Generation Accuplacer

All students should review the description of the test. This link gives some information about the format and features of the test. There is also information about exemptions and accommodations for students with disabilities.

Get a good night sleep and have a light meal or snack before testing. Being tired or hungry can hurt your performance on the test.

Reading and Writing Accuplacer Tips

Writing video tips

This short video contains tips for responding to the essay prompts in the placement test. Responding to a prompt is not like answering a question. Never begin with “yes” or “no.” The purpose of a writing test is to see how well you can construct an organized essay that supports a central idea. The topics are usually broad so that people of different ages and diverse backgrounds — virtually everyone — can respond.

Download Sample Essay

Use your “sentence sense” to read the sentences in your mind to hear what sounds correct. You want to have a good idea of what a sentence needs to have in order to be correct. You should look to see that the sentence is grammatically correct. The answers that you choose should match the original meaning of the sentence. Finally, make sure that your answers are most consistent with the writing style of the sentence.

Download Sentence Skills Questions

The reading comprehension section of the Accuplacer is not timed, so take your time. You can’t return to an answer once given, so take your time to look at all the answers before giving your final answer. The questions fall into a few basic types, including the main idea, purpose questions, detail questions, and questions about how two sentences relate to each other.

Download Reading Comprehension Questions


Students who would like to purchase an online interactive practice test/study app may do so by going to the ACCUPLACER website. This site is compatible with iPhone, iPod and iPad. In addition, there is also an interactive web based app that is available.

Math Accuplacer Help

EdReady Assessment Tool

You can use this tool in our math lab or from home for free!
It will help increase your math skills and possibly increase your placement test score.
Please stop by the Math Lab during the times below in Blackwood or Camden for more information.

Blackwood – Taft 103
Monday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Camden – College Hall 316
For hours please check the Math Lab Tutoring Schedule

This site provides information about basic math, algebra, study skills, math anxiety and learning styles. It was created by a professor in CCC’s Academic Skills Math Department, and many students have found this site to be fun and extremely helpful.