Accuplacer is a platform that provides an integrated battery of computer-adaptive exams that were engineered for the purpose of assessing students’ skills in reading, writing and mathematics.
You may book a testing appointment with Testing and Assessment Services to take the Accuplacer Exam.
The administration fee will be determined by:
If you have been accepted to FGCU and are taking the test as part of your Eagle View Orientation experience, the administration fee will be $20.
If you are a current FGCU student or are taking the test 30 days after your Eagle View Orientation experience, the administration fee will be $30.
If you are not an FGCU student and are taking your Accuplacer exam for another school, the administration fee will be $40.
We recommend arriving at least fifteen minutes before your appointment time.
Your primary form of acceptable identification is your Eagle ID.
As an option, you may bring an acceptable and not-expired form of government-issued photo identification with signature.
Examples of acceptable forms of identification:
- Driver’s license.
- A valid passport.
- Official state-issued identification card with photo.
- Federal identification card.
- Tribal identification card.
- Naturalization card or Certificate of Citizenship.
- Military identification card.
Examples of unacceptable forms of identification:
- Expired IDs from list above.
- Identification with signature only.
School identification other than Eagle ID.
- Temporary or paper driver’s license.
- Social Security card.
- Credit card with photo.
- Work identification or badge.
- Gym or club membership.
In order to request your disability-related accommodations you must follow this process:
Register with the Office of Adaptive Services.
- Visit the Office of Adaptive Services' website to complete a Formal Request for Accommodations; make sure that you include all necessary documentation and forms.
- The Office of Adaptive Services will create a Reasonable Accommodation Plan for you; this is dependent upon the documentation submitted.
- Please follow up with the Office of Adaptive Services to ensure that your Accommodation Plan is approved before proceeding.
Register and pay for your testing appointment with the Office of Testing and Assessment Services using RegisterBlast.
- Register for your testing appointment on RegisterBlast; select the desired date and time of your appointment.
- Indicate during registration that you are requesting ADA accommodations for your Accuplacer examination. Provide your full name and contact information.
- Testing and Assessment Services will email you to confirm that you are planning to
take your exam with ADA Testing Accommodations approved by Adaptive Services. We will
then confirm your accommodations with the Office of Adaptive Services.
- Depending on the approved accommodations, you may be asked to contact the Office of Adaptive Services to schedule your testing appointment with them. They will assist you in submitting a Test Schedule Form. Please let the Office of Testing and Assessment if the date and time scheduled by Adaptive Services differs from your RegisterBlast appointment.
On the day of your test, you must check-in with Testing and Assessment Services.
- Review the Exam Day Requirements before arriving; make sure that you have all required materials with you.
- If you are taking your exam in the Office of Adaptive Services, a staff member will walk you down to their testing rooms.
Accuplacer is an online system that was developed by the College Board and it is capable of producing immediate results, which can be used to support accurate placement. It also offers Diagnostic, Writing and ESL assessments.
The WritePlacer test, otherwise known as the essay exam, is restricted to two hours. If you require more time please let us know. All other Accuplacer exams are multiple option and not timed.
The term Computerized Adaptive Testing or CAT applies to any computer-based test in which the answer to a question determines the difficulty level of the next. Therefore, the final score is determined by the number of questions answered correctly and the difficulty level of questions answered correctly.
Diagnostic Testing offers a detailed analysis of a student’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as of knowledge and skills. It is a valuable tool that can be used to enhance college preparedness and academic performance.
Accuplacer diagnostic tests can enable institutions to:
- Assess student preparedness in reading, writing, and math.
- Learn more about a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses while they are still in high school, transitioning to college, or already attending college.
- Apply academic interventions with greater precision.
- Address student remediation issues and develop tutoring and mentoring strategies early.
- Help students identify which skill areas to focus on for improvement.
If you are interested in Accuplacer Diagnostic Testing please email us.
Accuplacer Study Materials
The College Board offers information on how to prepare for the Accuplacer test at their Practice and Be Prepared for ACCUPLACER website.
For further information please go to the College Board’s Accuplacer main website.
Mathematic Placement Test Referral Form
Whether you are taking an Accuplacer test as part of your Eagle View Orientation program or you are being referred by our Advising community, we are here to help.
Work with your advisor to fill out the required Mathematic Placement Test Referral form and book your appointment online.