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At AACC, we now offer many ways for you to "place" into courses. These include GPA, high school standardized testing and the ACCUPLACER placement exam.

The ACCUPLACER exam is administered at AACC and will assess your skills in math, reading and writing. On Feb. 6, 2019, we began using a new version of this test, the next-generation ACCUPLACER. If you plan to take AACC courses beginning fall 2019, this is likely the placement test you will take.  

The Next-Generation ACCUPLACER is designed to better align with current college and career readiness standards. Its math sequences are aligned to clear pathways. The classic ACCUPLACER exam is no longer available.

Take a moment to read below in order to see what is the best placement method for you.

Use your high school GPA

Have you graduated high school within the last five years? If so, you may be able to use your high school unweighted GPA to place you into college courses. 

Your GPA may place you into college-level English and math. However, to be placed into a math course with your GPA, additional information from your high school transcript is necessary.

If you feel you are eligible to use your GPA and have not reported it to AACC or submitted a transcript, please visit Records and Registration's website.

Take a Placement Test

If you would like to take the ACCUPLACER placement test follow these steps:

  1. Sign up for a face-to-face ACCUPLACER prep session. These sessions are designed to help you prepare for the ACCUPLACER Placement test, learn about additional methods in order to "place" and what to do after your placement test.
  2. If you are not able to attend a prep session, watch the ACCUPLACER prep presentation.
    1. Visit https://nearpod.com/student/
    2. Join a session by using this code XQHZM 
    3. To view with the session with a voice transcript enter this code XTPIK
  3. Review these study materials to help you prepare.
  4. Visit one of three AACC Testing Centers.
    *Appointments and preregistration are not necessary. Just make sure to allow yourself two and a half hours to complete the test.

If you cannot access the prep presentation, please email us at djehrenreich@aacc.edu

Use your SAT or ACT scores

If you have completed the SAT or ACT test review the chart below to see if you are eligible to be placed into courses without a placement test.

                        

Qualifying SAT or ACT Scores (if tested after Feb. 6, 2019)

Test

Score

Placement

SAT Math

530 – 549 

MAT-100, 133, 135, 221, 222

SAT Math

550 – 569 

MAT-100, 133, 135, 137, 221, 222

SAT Math

570 - 599

MAT-100, 133, 135, 137, 145, 221, 222

SAT Math

600 - 619

MAT-100, 133, 135, 137, 145, 151, 221, 222

SAT Math

620 – 800 

MAT-100, 133, 135, 137, 145, 151, 191, 221, 222, 230

SAT Evidence-based Reading & Writing

480 – 549

ENG 111, (ENG 101A *Fall 2019)

SAT Evidence-based Reading & Writing

550 – 800 

ENG 101 *Fall 2019

 

ACT Math

21 – 22 

MAT-100, 133, 135, 221, 222

ACT Math

23

MAT-100, 133, 135, 137, 221, 222

ACT Math

24

MAT-100, 133, 135, 137, 145, 221, 222

ACT Math

25

MAT-100, 133, 135, 137, 145, 151, 221, 222

ACT MAT

26 - 36

MAT-100, 133, 135, 137, 145, 151, 191, 221, 222, 230

ACT English

18 - 20

ENG 111, (101A *Fall 2019)

ACT English

21 - 36

ENG 101 *Fall 2019

Submit a GED® Transcript

If you completed the Language Arts or Math GED® tests after July 1, 2018 and scored higher than 164 on either exam, you may be able to use these scores to place into a credit courses. If you would like to use your GED® scores, please submit your GED® transcript to Records and Registration.

Review these instructions to learn how to submit your GED® scores.

Submit your PARCC scores

If you have completed the English and Math PARCC test and scored higher than a 4 (750) on either test, you may be able to use this score to place into a credit course.  If you would like to use your PARCC score, submit your results to Records and Registration. You may take your results to the Records office or mail them to the following address:

Anne Arundel Community College
Records and Registration Office
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012

Completed previous college English and/or Math courses

If you have completed a credit English or math course at another college you may be able to transfer these courses to AACC.

Review these instructions to learn how to submit your transcripts.

English as a Second Language

Students who do not speak English or for whom English is a second language may be given the ACCUPLACER LOEP exam. Based on the student's background, ACCUPLACER will determine if the LOEP exam is required automatically. After completing the LOEP exam a student may be required to write an essay to complete the LOEP placement. Please contact the office at 410-777-2901 for help registering for classes. You can also visit the office at Glen Burnie Town Center Room 201.

We encourage all ESL students to review the required ESL ACCUPLACER prep video (English) or ESL ACCUPLACER prep video (Español).  Our prep guide includes sample questions for the ESL ACCUPLACER test.