If you are a freshman or a PSEO student having no college credit OR you are a transfer student but your Degree Audit Report (DARS) indicates that you are required to take assessment placement tests, you need to read the following instructions carefully and get all required information ready before calling or emailing to sign up for testing.
The web-based Accuplacer tests are not timed, but most people can finish both the math and language tests in about two hours. One hour or so is the norm for most students if they take only one part of the tests.
You may tentatively choose a start time beginning from 8:45 a.m., but the latest start time should be no later than 1:30 p.m. depending on how many tests you need to take. Our testing sessions are scheduled to end by 3:00 p.m.
Some graduate applicants need to take required assessment, too. If you have a Test Permit, move on to schedule your test. If you don't have one yet, you need to contact your program office to obtain one first.
Schedule Your Tests in Advance
Be prepared to provide the following information:
- Your first and last name
- Your student ID number
- Your phone number or email address
- Choose a test session below and start time of your preference
- Identify which placement test(s) or which graduate admissions test(s) you need to take
Freshman/Transfer Test Options
- Math and Reading/Writing for freshmen or PSEO students
- Math or/and Reading/Writing for transfer students, as indicated on the DARS
No personal calculator is allowed.
If you are scheduling a retest, please click on this link first for restrictions.
Graduate applicants should have obtained a Test Permit from their perspective program recruitment office that identifies the program name and the required tests they need to take.
Testing Sessions for February 2014 - May 2014
Note: The following testing schedule will be modified, or more sessions will be added soon.
(For directions, click on the map at the bottom of this page. Also remember to bring an official photo ID with you!)
For efficient staffing, we reserve the right to cancel a testing session three days before the testing date if fewer than five students have signed up. Meanwhile, we will notify those affected by the cancellation. Those who need to reschedule have priority for any future session.
Thursday February 20 8:45 - 3:00 Midway Room O
Thursday March 6 2:15 - 8:30 Midway Room O
Wednesday March 12 8:45 - 3:00 St. Paul St. John's Hall L11
Friday March 21 8:45 - 3:00 St. Paul St. John's Hall L11
Saturday March 29 8:45 - 3:00 St. Paul St. John's Hall L11
Thursday April 3 8:45 - 3:00 Midway Room O
Tuesday April 8 8:45 - 3:00 Minneapolis M1300
Saturday April 12 8:45 - 3:00 St. Paul St. John's Hall L11
Wednesday April 16 8:45 - 3:00 St. Paul St. John's Hall L11
Thursday April 24 2:15 - 8:30 Midway Room O
Friday May 2 8:45 - 3:00 Midway Room O
Wednesday May 7 8:45 - 3:00 St. Paul St. John's Hall L11
Friday May 16 8:45 - 3:00 Midway Room O
Thursday May 22 8:45 - 3:00 Midway Room O
Now, you may schedule an appointment to take the required tests you need to do by calling Placement Assessment at 651-793-1538 or by sending an email message to Placement.Assessment@metrostate.edu.
Note again: The Summer 2014 testing schedule will be published
in June 2014.
To request accommodations for a disability, call the Disability Services at 651-793-1540 or 651-772-7581 (TTY).