Accuplacer

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Accuplacer

Students may be placed into MATH courses through a number of means, as described on the math course placement page. Those who are not satisfied with the MATH course into which they have been placed on the basis of previously earned credits, high school GPA, or ACT/SAT, may challenge the placement by taking the Accuplacer exam. The scores on that exam required for placement into specific MATH courses are given in the table below. 

Accuplacer provides a lot of study materials on their web page. In particular, you will want to examine the download labelled “Advanced Algebra and Functions”. You can also create a free account here to access a study app online. Again, you’ll want to focus on the materials for “Advanced Algebra and Functions”.

If you are trying to place into a Calculus course, you will also need to study for the Calculus placement branch of the Accuplacer. For that, we have free custom made study materials offered through MyOpenMath. Create a student account at myopenmath.com, and enroll for course number 148324.

For questions about the test, please visit the Accuplacer FAQ Page or contact the Math Placement Coordinator at mpt@uccs.edu.

Course Accuplacer Score
MATH 99 - Algebraic Literacy None
MATH 1040 - College Algebra 240 on Next Gen Advanced Algebra and Functions Test
MATH 1060 - Trigonometry 260 on Next Gen Advanced Algebra and Functions Test
MATH 1120 - Calculus for Business and Economics 260 on Next Gen Advanced Algebra and Functions Test
MATH 1330 - Calculus for the Life Sciences 276 on Next Gen Advanced Algebra and Functions Test AND
70% on Calculus Placement Test
MATH 1350 - Calculus I 276 on Next Gen Advanced Algebra and Functions Test AND
70% on Calculus Placement Test

UCCS is currently offering the Accuplacer in-person and online. More details can be found below. Be aware that the Accuplacer may not be taken more than twice.

In-Person Accuplacer Testing

The Accuplacer can be taken at UCCS most Saturdays from April to August, and from October to January. Please sign up below, but only for a single testing session.

Online Accuplacer Testing

In-person testing is the preferred testing mode. In exceptional cases, you may qualify to take the exam while being proctored remotely. To start the process of registering to take the Accuplacer remotely, send a request for a testing voucher to mpt@uccs.edu. Please include your full name, preferred email address, student ID number, and birthdate in your email. You will receive emails with information on how to register for and take the test, from the Math Placement Coordinator and from Accuplacer, once your voucher has been created, usually within 24 hours of your request.