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  • Assessment FAQs

    All  students are required to provide their high schools transcript. The academic records submitted with your application will be used to determine course placement. The ACCUPLACER and Computer Information System Assessments provide both you and your advisor with important information about your current skill level, which in turn, determines the classes you will take at Edison State. Placement assessments are a measurement of current abilities—there is no pass or fail. The ACCUPLACER and Computer Information System Assessments are given by appointment.

    Students who have taken the ACT or SAT within the past two years, or who have taken college-level math or English may not need to take a placement assessment. See the following FAQs for more information.

  • The ACCUPLACER Assessment is an untimed, computerized assessment that measures students' current skill levels in reading and math. Results from this assessment can be used to determine course availability.

    The Computer Information System assessment is an untimed, basic computerized assessment that measures students' current skill level with computers.

    It is important that you do your best on the placement assessment. This assessment will indicate what level of coursework that you should enter. If you do not do your best, you may be placed into a class that is too easy for you, thus not making the best use of your time and financial resources.

    ACCUPLACER offers free practice tests and learning resources to help you prepare. These free resources can be found here.

    You will need to bring ONE form of appropriate identification. (Bring one of the following: state-issued photo ID, school-issued ID or College Board official ID form.)

    Students should not bring anything else into the testing center. All testing materials are provided, including scrap paper. Electronic devices must be turned off before entering the testing room.

    The ACCUPLACER and Computer Information System Assessments are untimed. Most students will take 2 hours to complete the ACCUPLACER Assessment, depending upon your placement level. Most students will take an hour to complete the Computer Information System Assessment. Results are immediate.

    Students may repeat the ACCUPLACER Assessment after 21 days. ACCUPLACER attempts are limited to twice per year. 

    Call the number listed on this page to schedule your ACCUPLACER Assessment appointment.

    College Credit Plus students can learn more about program eligibility requirements and can register for ACCUPLACER Assessment appointments online at

    After you have completed the ACCUPLACER Assessment, you will meet with an advisor to discuss your results and your next steps.