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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 by AACC and will assess your skills in math, reading and writing. Take a moment to read below and see what the best placement method is for you.

Please email our testing office at testing-arnold@aacc.edu to schedule a remote testing appointment for your placement tests.


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, contact Records and Registration.

Take a Placement Test

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

The testing office has created a prep workshop in Canvas for all new students to review placement criteria, purpose and study resources prior to taking the ACCUPLACER Placement test. Students will need to complete the instructional modules of this course prior to taking their ACCUPLACER test.

This workshop will review study resources, test format and the current process for taking ACCUPLACER through the testing center. All testing center services are being provided remotely until further notice. Information regarding policies for placement testing during COVID-19 can be found in the Canvas ACCUPLACER preparation workshop.

Students can self-enroll in the workshop at any time through the Canvas.

If you would like to meet with someone to discuss your individual placement needs, or for help with navigating the Canvas site, complete this request form or contact the testing center at testing-arnold@aacc.edu

For information on preparation, email the testing office

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 the Records and Registration office. If you prefer to mail them, you may use 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.  

The ESL office has changed the writing sample requirement and added the ESL Listening exam. Depending on placement, students may need to take the ESL WritePlacer essay and/or ESL Listening. Study resources for all of the ESL ACCUPLACER tests, including Writeplacer, can be found on our ACCUPLACER Prep Canvas Page.   
 
Students will need to complete the instructional modules of this course prior to taking their ACCUPLACER test.  This course will review study resources, test format and the current process for taking ACCUPLACER through the testing center.  
 
Students can Self-Enroll in the course at any time. 
 
If you are having trouble enrolling in this course, review the Trouble enrolling? document.

If you would like to meet with someone to discuss your individual placement needs, or to help with navigating the Canvas site, just complete the Help Request Form or contact the testing center
 
For help registering for classes, contact the English Language Learning office at 410-777-2901.