Eastern Arizona College and Gila Community College both administer Accuplacer Classic. The Accuplacer exam tests your skills in reading comprehension, sentence skills (English) and Math, to determine which classes you are prepared to take. Accuplacer is not a pass/fail test and uses a multiple-choice format. There's no time limit on the tests, so you can focus on doing your best to demonstrate your skills.
Accuplacer uses the latest computer-adaptive technology. Questions are presented based on your individual skill level. Your response to each question drives the difficulty level of the next question. It's important to give each question as much thought as you can before selecting your answer.
You only need to be admitted once and you can do this by calling EAC Records/Registration (928) 428-8270 or online.
You can make an appointment by calling (928) 428-8253 (Thatcher campus). You can also set up an appointment with a counselor/advisor after you test when you call (928) 428-8253.
See tips on how to prepare below.
Arrive five to ten minutes early to complete paperwork and receive instructions on testing. Bring a photo ID with you to test. You will not be tested without a photo I.D.
You will get a copy of your score upon completion of testing.
It is always best to make an appointment for placement tests to ensure a testing spot will be available for you. We test Monday through Friday at 9am and Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 1pm or by appointment. Summer hours are Monday through Thursday with Fridays closed The tests are administered via computer and are not timed. However, so that you won't feel rushed or pressured, you should allow yourself approximately two hours for testing. For many students it takes 1 .5 to 2.5 hours to take Reading, English and Math. But remember - there is no time limit. Each section can be taken separately or all sections can be taken at the same time. There is no fee to take the placement test at EAC or GCC.
The Accuplacer test is offered at Eastern Arizona College (Thatcher), Gila Community College campuses and in Morenci. Contact the campus for test schedule(s).
If you do not live near any of these areas, there are a few testing options:
Students are strongly encouraged to prepare/review prior to taking their placement test. Preparing for the assessment may help you test out of a developmental course.
Here are some additional review sites:
Although EAC does not require the ACT or SAT tests for admission, the scores may be used in lieu of a placement test. Depending on the scores received, students who have taken the ACT or SAT tests may not need to take certain sections of the placement test. Students must send their official ACT and/or SAT scores to the Counseling Office for evaluation.
|ACT||SAT||EAC Eqivalent||Course Placement|
|English||18||530||85 - 100||ENG 101|
|70 - 84||ENG 101 / 110|
|38 - 69||ENG 100 / 099|
|1 - 37||ENG 055 / 054|
|Reading||18||430||60 - 100||Meets General Education Requirement|
|46 - 59||ENG 091|
|1 - 45||ENG 090|
|Math||96 - 100||MAT 220|
|81 - 95||MAT 160, MAT 171, MAT 181, MAT 210|
|22||520||60 - 80||MAT 154|
|41 - 59||MAT 120, MAT 140|
|20 - 40||MAT 077, MAT 100|
|1 - 19||MAT 100|
Students MAY be exempt from the placement assessments if: