Placement Based On ACT Scores/Prior Credits
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Qualifying ACT sub-scores
- Students that demonstrate readiness to succeed in college with qualifying ACT sub-scores will not be required to take all or part of Accuplacer. Exemption is based on documentation of sub-test scores equal to or above the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) system-endorsed minimum:
- Reading sub-test score of 21 or higher, earned within the past three calendar years.
- English sub-test score of 18 or higher, earned with the past three calendar years.
- Mathematics sub-test score of 22 or higher, earned with the past two calendar years.
ACT sub-scores at these levels may facilitate registration into college-level courses that have prerequisites based on correlating Accuplacer scores. Refer to your selected program plan
for details about your program and course requirements.
If you have not already requested that your ACT test results be sent to Anoka Technical College, you will need to submit an official copy to Anoka Technical College, Attn: Records, 1355 W Highway 10, Anoka, MN 55303.
- If you have completed a college-level math or English course at another college, or hold an Associate's or Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning, please send an official copy of your transcript to the Records office to be reviewed for possible waiver from all or parts of Accuplacer.
- If you have previously attended a Minnesota State College or University (MnSCU) institution, Anoka Tech can retrieve your transcript free of charge.
- If you have attended a non-MnSCU institution, send a transcript to us at: Anoka Technical College, Attn: Records, 1355 W Highway 10, Anoka, MN 55303.
Exception - Students applying for the following programs cannot be exempt from taking ACCUPLACER based on previous coursework from other institutions or ACT sub scores: Occupational Therapy Assistant, Practical Nursing.
Prepare for Accuplacer
Accuplacer Test Schedule
Accuplacer Walk-in Test Schedule for Fall 2016 - Aug. 22 through Dec. 16
All Accuplacer testing is done on a walk-in basis in the Testing Center, Anoka Tech's Main Entrance, Room 103.
Sign-in between 8 am and 2 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The room will close at 3:30 pm.
- You will be required to show a current Photo ID.
- Calculators are not permitted. Scratch paper and pencil are provided.
- Most students finish in 1.5 to 2 hours.
- Results are immediate and help students select courses.
Accuplacer Walk-in Test Schedule. Dec. 19 - Jan. 13
Closed for the Holidays
Dec. 26, Jan. 2
Winter Break. Dec. 19 - Jan. 6
Dec. 19, 22, 27. Sign-in anytime between 8 am and 2 pm. The testing lab will close at 3:30 pm.
Dec. 20, 29. Sign-in for Accuplacer anytime between 8 am and 2 pm. Concurrent One Stop event from 9 am to 2 pm: all steps needed to register for Spring Semester classes.
Dec. 21, 28. Sign-in anytime between 12:30 and 1:30 pm. The testing lab will close at 3:30 pm.
Jan. 3, 5, 6. Sign-in anytime between 8 am and 2 pm. The testing lab will close at 3:30 pm.
Jan. 4. Sign-in for Accuplacer anytime after 8 am. Concurrent One Stop event from noon to 5 pm: all steps needed to register for Spring Semester classes.
Spring Semester starts Monday, Jan. 9.
Week One, Spring Semester. Jan. 9 - 13
January 9, 10, 12. Sign-in anytime between 8 am and 2 pm. The testing lab will close at 3:30 pm.
January 11. Sign in anytime between 1 and 2 pm. The testing lab will close at 3:30 pm.
January 13. Last day of drop/add period. Sign-in anytime between 8 and 11 am. The testing lab will close at 1 pm.
Policy 3.2 Children in Classrooms - Children are not permitted in the Testing Center and must not be left unattended.
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Test from another MN State system campus
You have the option to take ACCUPLACER at any Minnesota State system campus (view campus location map).
You are responsible to:
Schedule your test at the college of your choice.
Ask the other MN State campus Test Administrator to distance proctor your test from Anoka Tech's Accuplacer testing Web site.
Notify Anoka Tech's Testing Center when placement testing has been completed from another location. Call them at 763-576-7830.
Test from an Out-of-State Location
Students who wish to test for Anoka Tech from an out-of-state location may do so by locating a proctor from a Testing Center or academic institution closer to their current location. If a proctor fee is required, students are responsible for payment.
Once the proctor has agreed to proctor Accuplacer from the Anoka Tech testing Web site, students should submit the Request to Take Accuplacer at a Remote Location form to the Anoka Tech Testing Center. Students may then schedule their test session with the distance proctor, providing notice to the Anoka Tech Testing Center as well to facilitate access to the testing Web site.
Contact the Anoka Tech Testing Center at (763) 576-7830 with questions or concerns.
Students that are not satisfied with their placements may retest only once (per test section) within twelve (12) months of the first testing date. There is a $10 retest fee for each retest attempt. Students are strongly encouraged to review before retesting. There is no waiting period prior to retesting, with the exception of students retesting to meet federal Ability to Benefit guidelines.
Get Copy of Test Results
View your test results
View test results for all Accuplacer tests you have taken within the Minnesota State system.
Log in to eServices > Grades & Transcripts > Interactive Degree Audit Report
Send your scores to another institution
MN State - Accuplacer assessment data is auto-loaded to the MN State system database therefore your test results are already visible to other system campuses.
All Other - Print, complete and return the Consent for Release of Information form, located on the Forms & Resources page under the Records and Registration heading.
Return the completed form via one of the following:
Your scores will be released within 7 working days.
Practice first - test before attending Orientation
The Basic Computer Keyboarding (BCK) test-out is a means to satisfy the prerequisite for courses that require typing proficiency for success.
Students that do not pass the BCK test-out will register for ADSC 1003 Introduction to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding, a two-credit developmental keyboarding course designed to help students develop basic keyboarding techniques.The two credits do not count toward a certificate, diploma, or degree.
(Prerequisite: ADSC 1003 or 25 words a minute keyboarding ability with 93% accuracy rate)
| Net Words a Minute (NWAM)
| Resulting Course Placement
| 0-24 NWAM with less than 93% accuracy rate
| ADSC1003 Intro to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding
| 25-25+ NWAM with 93% or higher accuracy rate
| Course prerequisite has been satisfied
The test-out is routinely administered to students in the programs listed below, immediately following Accuplacer:
- Accounting AAS
- Bookkeeper CERT
- Judicial Reporting AAS
- Medical Assistant AAS
- Payroll Accounting CERT
- Scoping/Proofreading CERT
- Tax Preparer CERT
Students are strongly encouraged to practice their typing skills before sitting for the keyboarding test-out. Test before attending Orientation to facilitate the registration process
The test-out must be taken in one sitting which includes unlimited practice tests and three timed trials. The timed trials include one test and two retests that are needed only if the first timed test is not passed. Timed trials are three minutes in duration.
Walk-in Test Schedule