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What is the ACCUPLACER test?

  Who takes the test?

The test provides useful information about academic skills in math, English, and reading. Academic advisors and admissions counselors use the test results, along with transcripts, goals, and interests, to determine college course selection.

Academic advisors and admissions counselors use the test results, along with transcripts and a personal interview, to determine college readiness and course placement.

Student performance on the ACCUPLACER will be evaluated in conjunction with the other assessments of the student’s academic readiness for university instruction.

Students may need to take the ACCUPLACER test if:

  • high school senior applying for fall term
  • grade point average on the the College Preparatory Curriculum is below required level
  • composite ACT score does not reach the required level
Need to Know Info

Students may take the test at any of the eight state-supported four-year universities in the state of Mississippi.

The test may be taken multiple times during the spring, but only if at least 30 days have passed since the previous attempt, regardless of the test site.

All students who plan to enroll at Delta State should have test scores faxed to the Admission’s Office (662-846-4684). If a student takes the Accuplacer at Delta State and needs the scores sent to another school, the student must provide the email address of the admissions counselor at the time of the test.

Delta State does not charge a fee for administering the test.

When to take the test?

At Delta State, the Accuplacer test will be administered multiple times throughout the spring semester. All tests will be administered in the Academic Support Lab, Union 311, and will begin at 10:00 a.m., but students are REQUIRED to arrive by 9:45 a.m. to complete the registration process.

Spring 2012 Test Dates:

Wednesday, January 18th
Wednesday, February 1st
Friday, February 17th
Friday, March 2nd
Monday, March 19th
Monday, April 2nd
Wednesday, April 18th
Monday, May 7th
Wednesday, May 23rd
(Additional dates in May by appointment only.)

Students applying to Delta State University for January 2012 admission should contact the Office of Enrollment Management Services (662-846-4020) prior to December 1, 2011 to determine if the Accuplacer will be required in the admissions process.

Rules & Regulations

Students planning to take the ACCUPLACER test at Delta State University should arrive at the test site 15 minutes prior to the test time to complete the registration process. Please do not be late. To insure a quality testing environment, no student will be allowed to enter the academic lab once the test has begun. Students should bring pencils, scratch paper, a picture ID, and the letter referring them to the Accuplacer, and should plan to remain in the test approximately two hours. THE USE OF CALCULATORS IS NOT ALLOWED.

Students must preregister for the test. If ADA accommodations are required, you must contact the office of Academic Support Services well in advance of the testing date to allow time for the necessary arrangements to be made.


For more information about the Accuplacer, contact Diane Blansett at 662-846-4654.