ACCUPLACER® Assessment Requirement

Saint Paul College is only offering the Math ACCUPLACER. The Math ACCUPLACER is for students who do not have high school GPA, ACT, SAT, MCA, or completed college credits from another institution. View information about placements.

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You will need to take the ACCUPLACER assessment if:

  • You plan to enroll in a degree, certificate, or diploma program at Saint Paul College.
  • You plan to register for a course or program with a math requirement.

ACCUPLACER is available on a walk-in basis in the Saint Paul College Testing Center during the hours listed. No appointment is necessary. ACCUPLACER is not timed, so please check Testing Center hours and start early enough to complete it at a comfortable pace.  The assessment usually takes 1-2 hours but could be longer.

Child care is not provided for individuals utilizing the Testing Center. Please review Testing Center policies before your visit.

Saint Paul College is only offering the Math ACCUPLACER.

Taking ACCUPLACER at Another School for Saint Paul College
If you are a current or future Saint Paul College student who wants to take the ACCUPLACER assessment at a different college testing site, you may request a Remote Voucher from Saint Paul College. Please check with the school where you want to take the ACCUPLACER for information on fees. To request a voucher, please email with the following information:

  • Name of the institution where you want to test (please check with the college that they still offer ACCUPLACER testing)
  • Which test you will take (Math)
  • First and Last Name
  • Saint Paul College Student Tech ID (visible on top right corner in eServices)
  • Full Date of Birth (month/day/year)
  • Email Address
  • Current Mailing Address

Taking ACCUPLACER at Saint Paul College for Another School
If you want to take the ACCUPLACER at Saint Paul College for another school, please request a Remote Voucher at the school you want to attend. There is a $35 fee for each assessment administered at Saint Paul College for a school that is not part of the Minnesota State College & University System.

You must bring your Remote Voucher to Saint Paul College to take the ACCUPLACER. The email containing the voucher must be printed on paper or visible on your phone/personal device. You do not need to schedule an appointment. Please consult Testing Center hours and allow yourself enough time to complete the assessment.

Any applicable fees must be paid to Saint Paul College before you take the ACCUPLACER. Fees must be paid at the Tuition Window on the first floor, next to the Information Desk at the main entrance. Please be sure to get a receipt.

Please bring your voucher(s) and receipt to the Testing Center, Room 3140, to take the ACCUPLACER.

Get the free ACCUPLACER practice app

Additional ACCUPLACER information.

Testing Center Hours

Mon: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tue: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Wed: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Thu: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Fri: 9:00am – 10:30am
Sat Closed

Assessment Use

As you plan your college career, it is important to know your basic skills in reading, mathematics and writing. Knowing your skill level will help you and your advisor determine courses best suited for you. Our goal is to help you choose courses that best match your background and help ensure your future success.

What will I be tested on?

  • Reading: email for the in-house Reading/English/EAP Assessment to determine what is the most appropriate placement level for each student.
  • EAPP: email for the in-house Reading/English/EAP Assessment to determine what is the most appropriate placement level for each student.
  • Mathematics: This portion measures your understanding of arithmetic through problem solving. Skills in operations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages. Ratios, measurement, and geometry will be assessed. No handheld calculators are permitted.

Should I prepare for the ACCUPLACER?

Yes! Reviewing for the ACCUPLACER could potentially save you hundreds of dollars and semesters at SPC. Feel free to check out the resources below:


Additional Resources

Where to go to take the assessment

Determine when you will take your assessments (See hours and dates above). Be sure to give yourself enough time. The assessment usually takes at least 1-2 hours to complete, possibly longer.

  1. Get plenty of rest before taking the assessments and make sure you have eaten properly.
  2. Bring a government issued picture ID (such as a Driver’s License) for identification purposes.
  3. Go to the One Stop (Main Floor), complete your application for Saint Paul College and tell staff at the desk that you wish to take the assessment. You will be given a temporary ID card to take to the Assessment Center in Room 3140.
  4. You will need to show your temporary ID and your picture ID to the Computer Lab Assistants in the Assessment Center (Room 3140). The Computer Lab Assistant will then get you set up on a computer and give you assistance as needed.

Assessment Waiver

Saint Paul College can use any of the following to waive assessments:

  • Unofficial transcripts from a college or university with a grade of C or higher
  • ACT/SAT/MCA scores within the last 5 years
  • AP classes in which the college-level assessment was passed with a 3 or higher
  • IB classes in which the college-level assessment was passed with a 4 or higher
  • Obtain unofficial transcript(s) College in The School classes
  • High School transcripts with a GPA of 2.8 or higher within the last 10 years

Attach any of these documents to the Assessment Waiver

Learn more about placements.

If you have completed the assessment at another Minnesota State college or university within the last 2 years, you will likely be exempt from taking our assessment. To determine if you’re exempt, call the One Stop at 651.846.1555 or see a One Stop staff member in Room 1300.

Retake Policy

If a student would like to re-take the ACCUPLACER, the College suggests 5 days between assessments, to allow time to practice or brush up. There are resources available for practice assessments on our Should I prepare for the ACCUPLACER? drop down tab.