Anoka Technical College (ATC) requires that all students declaring a major complete the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU) system-endorsed Accuplacer Computerized Placement Test (CPT). The Accuplacer is sometimes referred to as 'college entrance exam' or 'new student assessment'.
The tests measure your current skills level, not your potential. You may start your program regardless of your test scores unless your program requires placement testing as a program prerequisite.
Accuplacer is not a pass/fail test. The multiple-choice test is used to help you choose classes wisely so you will not enroll in courses that are too easy or too difficult for you. Your scores will indicate whether you begin your college studies by registering for developmental or college-level reading, writing, and math courses.
College-level courses. A college-level course is a college or university course that meets college-level standards. Credits earned in a college-level course apply toward the requirements of a certificate, diploma, or degree.
Developmental-level courses. A developmental-level course is a course designed to prepare a student for entry into college-level courses. Developmental-level course credits do not apply toward a certificate, diploma, or degree.
NEW! The Official ACCUPLACER Study App by the College Board
Review prior to testing is highly recommended.
Consent for Release of Information
To request that your scores be sent to another school, print then complete the Consent for Release of Information form. To ensure processing of your request, you must provide a fax number and/or complete address information.
Either fax or mail the form as directed below. Your scores will be released within ten working days.
Anoka Technical College
ATTN: Testing Center
1355 West Highway 10
Anoka MN 55303
Testing Center, Student Success Center, Suite 190
(763) 576-4761 direct