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ACCUPLACER (Next Generation)

ACCUPLACER (Next Generation)

ACCUPLACER® is a comprehensive battery of tests designed to provide information about a student's English, reading and mathematics skills. Tests within the ACCUPLACER System are delivered over the Internet and assist with determining if students are prepared for college-level courses or if they would benefit from developmental courses. It is not a pass or fail test, but will determine which classes you are eligible to take and best fits your academic needs.


Next-Generation Reading assesses the test-taker’s ability to derive meaning from a range of texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas, writing modes, and complexities. Both single and paired passages are included.

More Next-Generation Reading details at CollegeBoard’s Next-Generation ACCUPLACER.


Next-Generation Writing evaluates a test-taker’s ability to revise and edit multiparagraph text. Questions cover two broad knowledge and skills categories:

  1. Expression of Ideas
  2. Standard English Conventions

More Next-Generation Writing details at CollegeBoard’s Next-Generation ACCUPLACER.


Next-Generation Math includes:

  1. Next-Generation Arithmetic
  2. Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS)
  3. Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF)

More Next-Generation Math details at CollegeBoard’s Next-Generation ACCUPLACER.


  • Davenport Students and Candidates: 
  •  ACCUPLACER is currently not be used for admission to Davenport University, contact your admission's representative for further information.
  •  Enrolled Davenport students may schedule with the testing center directly if testing for potential course credit in Math or English.

Accuplacer Policies

  • Retake Rule: DU students may take any sub-test or the complete test 2 times per rolling 365 days.  A student must wait 2 weeks before retaking the Accuplacer.
  • ID Requirements: Candidate must bring one form of picture identification such as a passport, a state issued driver's license, a state issued ID card, a student ID or an employee ID.  Candidates will not be tested if they fail to present appropriate ID.
  • Personal Items: Personal items will not be accessible to candidates during their testing session.

  • Prohibited Items: All personal items including cellular phones, computers and other/any electronic devices, bags, purses, wallets, coats, hats (all non-religious), briefcases, watches, books, notes and all other personal possessions. These items may be left in a car or placed in a secure area designated by DU staff. Cell phones are strictly prohibited.  No Exceptions.

  • Testing Scores: Test scores will be available immediately following the completion of the exam.
  • Test Length: The test typically takes from one to two hours, however it is an untimed test.


How to Prepare for ACCUPLACER:

You can prepare for ACCUPLACER by taking advantage of the study tools and resources offered.  Use these tools to become familiar with the types and format of ACCUPLACER test questions. They can help you identify the academic areas where you may need a little help, and prepare to improve:

Study Helps:

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Course Credit

Davenport offers course credit for certain Accuplacer scores achieved. 

Subject Course Number Exam Minimum Score Credits 
 English Composition ENGL 109 Accuplacer Reading & Writing

285+ Reading and
285+ Writing

Intermediate Algebra MATH 125 Accuplacer Math FC
275+ QAS and

250+ Advanced Algebra/Functions


Pre-Calculus Math 150 Accuplacer Math FC


276+ Advanced Algebra/Functions



ADA Accommodations:

Davenport University will provide reasonable accommodation(s) upon request to ensure equal access to University educational services and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate to the individual’s needs. Please visit our accommodation page for further information.