Accuplacer Testing Policy
The ACCUPLACER® exam is a computer adaptive college placement test used by Arkansas Tech University (ATU) to:
- Evaluate incoming student’s skill levels in reading, writing, and mathematics.
- Evaluate students enrolled in the ELI program with readiness for college level coursework as students who speak English as a Second Language.
Place students in courses appropriate to their skill levels
ATU accepts ACCUPLACER® scores for general admission purposes. High school students may also take the exam to establish eligibility for enrollment in concurrent high school courses. Prospective applicants may review admission requirements, including minimum entrance exam scores, at https://www.atu.edu/admissions/requirements.php. Questions regarding admission standards should be directed to an Admissions representative at (479) 968-0343 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examinees may take each section of the ACCUPLACER® once per day but no more than three times in a 30-day period. It is recommended that test takers wait two weeks between an initial test and the retest. Test takers are encouraged to use the two week period for study and review of test content areas in which they did not obtain a passing score.
Exams may be scheduled by calling the Office of University Testing at (479) 968-0302, or by stopping by in person at the Doc Bryan Student Services Building, Suite 141.
Students requiring test accommodations due to a disability should submit their request to the Office of Disability Services at least 30 days before the desired test date in order to allow adequate time to review the request and any associated documentation. Documentation may be submitted by mail, email, fax, or dropped off in person.
University Testing and Disability Services
Doc Bryan Student Services Building
1605 Coliseum Drive, Suite 141
Russellville, AR 72801
Fax (479) 968-0375
The Office of University Testing requires payment of the following fees prior to the administration of the exam:
Exam fees paid with debit/credit cards are paid directly to ATU through University Testing in Doc Bryan, Suite 141. Cash payment will be accepted through the Office of Student Accounts in Brown Hall, Suite 241. Personal checks are not accepted. The examinee must show proof of payment and a photo I.D. on the day of the test.
Students who do not reside in the Russellville, AR area may take the ACCUPLACER® exam remotely at another testing center. Students should first contact the Office of University Testing and provide the name of the center they plan to test, or provide their zip code if they need assistance with locating an approved test center.
The University Testing Coordinator/designee will register the student for the exam and generate a remote voucher which will be emailed to the test taker. The examinee must print and present this voucher at the remote testing site. The student will be responsible for paying any associated proctor fees to the remote test site.