Northland will determine course placement by:
See Northland's Assessment for Course Placement Procedure (3340P) for more information.
Accuplacer is an adaptive, internet-based assessment. As you answer each individual question, the computer will provide another question best suited to your ability. Therefore, it is important to take as much time as needed to be confident in your answer. Calculators are provided by the assessment and allowed on select questions, but students are not allowed to bring their own calculators.
Northland uses the following modules: Reading (R), Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF), Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) and Arithmetic (ARTH).
The free online Accuplacer study app gives you access to Accuplacer practice materials anytime, anywhere. You may also click on the links below to print a paper copy of the Accuplacer.
|Mathematics||22||530||College Algebra: 1158 |
Contemporary Math: 1150
ACT, SAT, and MCA test scores are valid for a limited time of five (5) calendar years, inclusive of the current calendar year.
|Area||Expiration||Continuous Enrollment Expiraton|
|Reading||5 years||5 years|
|Mathematics||2 years||3 years|
Arrive to campus early with a current, official government-issued photo ID. Students will not be allowed to test if they do not have a physical, valid copy of their ID in hand, due to Accuplacer requirements.
Acceptable forms of photo identification with current name.
Check in at Student Services (the front desk area) to be directed to the testing area.
The average time to complete the test 2-2.5 hours.
After completing the assessment you can meet with an academic advisor to register for classes. After registering for classes, a student ID card can be issued.
|First Retake||$10.00 or free if taken after remediation and three-day preparatory period.||Review scores with Academic Success Center for advisement prior to retake|
|Second Retake||$10.00 or free if taken after remediation and three-day preparatory period.||Review scores with Academic Success Center for advisement prior to retake.|
Click the link below to schedule your Accuplacer Assessment Test.Schedule Assessment Test »
The Academic Success Center staff invites you to contact us with any questions you may have about the Accuplacer Assessment Test.