ACCUPLACER® Placement Exam

Accuplacer® is a college placement exam that tests reading, writing, and math (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, Statistics) skills. It is a computerized exam that may be required of: non-traditional freshmen or readmit students who apply to Gordon State College; GED, homeschooled applicants or beginning freshmen who have a Required High School Curriculum deficiency. Dual Enrollment applicants may now take the Accuplacer exam as part of their application process. The first exam is free for Gordon applicants.

Gordon Applicants and Readmits: You must check in at Admissions prior to testing; confirm with the Admissions office (678-359-5021) that this exam is required as part of your application process and then call the Testing Center for an appointment (678-359-5138). If you are required to take all three sections of the Accuplacer® (QAS - Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics, Reading Comprehension and WritePlacer®) please allow yourself at least 2 hours for testing. The Math and Reading portions of the assessment are untimed and you are allowed 60 minutes for WritePlacer - all testing is on a computer.

Testing for Another College or for Employment Purposes: A $20 fee applies - please call the office for an appointment (cash or money order) or you may pay online. Please come directly to the Testing Center - Student Center 234. Students testing for another college will need a voucher number from that school.

Testing Rules

  • An appointment is required.
  • Map to Testing Center and where to park
  • Those taking the test must show a PICTURE ID to take the test.
  • Paper and pencils will be provided for all test takers. A calculator is embedded in the exam; you may not use your own calculator.
  • Children are not allowed in the testing room and cannot be left alone outside of the area.
  • If you are a Gordon applicant
    • check in first at the Admissions Office (Student Services Center) prior to testing
    • your scores are only valid for a year
    • you may not retest once you have registered for classes
  • If you are testing for another school or for employment purposes, please schedule an appointment and come directly to the Testing Center (Student Center 234)

Practice Resources

 Please call if you have any questions or for an appointment: 678-359-5138