Those required to complete the ACCUPLACER Assessment:
- Prospective students 21 and older who are applying to Austin Peay who cannot provide ACT/SAT scores taken within five years of the first day of their first term of enrollment must complete the entire ACCUPLACER assessment before being admitted.
- International students without ACT/SAT scores must complete the entire ACCUPLACER assessment.
- Transfer students 21 and older who have earned fewer than 12 hours of transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university and who cannot provide ACT/SAT scores taken within five years of the first day of the first term of enrollment at APSU must complete the entire ACCUPLACER assessment.
- Transfer students with 12 or more hours who are unable to document reading proficiency and transferable college-level English and mathematics courses from a regionally accredited college or university must complete appropriate ACCUPLACER assessments.
- If you are still unsure, call Admissions at 931-221-7661.
Accuplacer is offered every week at the Clarksville campus and on most Fridays at the Ft. Campbell campus. To see times and dates that are still available please go to the registration page at www.registerblast.com/apsu/Exam/List . An appointment is required for testing.
Absolutely. However, the policy is that the scores be from an Accuplacer, COMPASS, SAT or ACT exam taken within the last 5 years. Those are the only exam scores that APSU will accept and they must be within the 5 year time frame. You will need to request your other school/testing site send an official copy to the Testing Center. Scores submitted directly from the student will not be accepted. Institutions may mail scores to PO Box 4755, Clarksville, TN 37044 or email them to email@example.com .
The Accuplacer website has a free study app. The sections currently given on Austin Peay's Accuplacer test are the Classic Version of Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills and Elementary Algebra.
The Testing Center does require an appointment for testing. You must register online here to make an appointment.
There is no charge to take the Accuplacer exam the first time if you have an application submitted to Austin Peay. If you are retesting or "challenging" a score, there is a $10 fee. If you are not an APSU applicant there is a $20 fee for testing.
Calculators are not permitted on the test. The Elementary Algebra portion, has a built in calculator that is available only for some questions. The calculator option only appears if the question cannot be solved without a calculator.
You must bring a valid, government issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, military ID) on test day. If you do not have any of these please call the testing center and we will provide you with a form that will need to be notarized before testing. Scratch paper and pencil will be provided to you. Please do not bring watches with alarms, food or drink, guests (including children), or any distracting objects.
The Accuplacer test is untimed. You may take as long as you need. On average you can expect to spend about 30 minutes on each section. There are approximately 20 questions for Reading Comprehension, 20 questions for Sentence Skills and 12 questions for Elementary Algebra.
The Accuplacer test is not graded on a pass/fail range. However, there is a minimum score required in each section for admission processing. Even a perfect score does not ensure admission to the university. This test is only to determine your academic level in reading, writing and math.
Your score will be displayed immediately when you finish the exam. Our office will explain your scores to you and will enter them into the system for the Admission Office to process.
You may request that a remote location be found for you by submitting the online request. If you know where you would like to the take the test, please include that in your request. If the testing site is listed in our database, we will issue a voucher number and your scores will automatically be sent to us when you finish the test. You will be responsible for paying any fees charged by the administering institution. To submit the request online please click here.
We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Our office is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.
The Testing Center offers Accuplacer, CLEP, Miller Analogies Test, ACT Residual (for APSU applicants only), DSST (DANTES), and exam proctoring for other schools. If you are an APSU student and you need an APSU course exam proctored, you must go through the Distance Education department website.
Testing fees vary depending on the test. Below is a list of prices. With the exception of DSST and proctored exams, these payments are made online at the time of registration.
CLEP - $85 ($87 beginning July 1, 2018) to the CLEP website and $20 proctoring fee to APSU.
MAT (Miller Analogies Test) - $70 fee to APSU.
ACT Residual - $50 fee to APSU.
DSST (DANTES) - $15 fee to APSU.
Accuplacer - free the first time for APSU applicants, $10 fee to APSU for retesting or challenging, and $20 fee to APSU for non-APSU applicants.
Other school proctored exams - $10/hr. fee to APSU.
All tests require a valid government issued photo ID.
CLEP requires an admission ticket that is to be printed off from the College Board website at the time of registration.
MAT requires a secondary ID. This ID does not have to have a photo. It may be a credit card, social security card, etc. The name on the secondary ID must match the name on the photo ID.
Other school proctored exams - Varies. Please check with your institution prior to test day.
You must bring any required identification, fees (if applicable), allowed testing supplies depending on the test you are taking. Calculators are not allowed on the MAT, Accuplacer, CLEP or DSST exams. Our center will provide scratch paper and pencils. Please do not bring watches with alarms, food or drink, guests (including children), or any distracting objects.
The Testing Center is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.
CLEP & DSST (DANTES) tests are generally 1 hour and 30 minutes, unless the test has an accompanying essay.
MAT tests are 1 hour.
Accuplacer tests are un-timed but approximately run about 30 minutes per section (3 sections).
The ACT Residual is 4 hours long.
The Accuplacer website has a free study app. The sections currently given on Austin Peay's Accuplacer test are the Classic Version of Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills and Elementary Algebra. There is also an exam preparation program called KEEP (Keys to Entrance Exam Preparation). The KEEP program is currently offered on the Ft. Campbell campus. For more information please visit their website.
The CLEP website has study materials available online as well as books that can be purchased.
The MAT website offers study materials and practice exams.
The DSST website offers study materials and practice exams.
CLEP, MAT and DSST scores are available only through their websites. You will receive an unofficial score report the day of testing, but all official scores are sent to the recipient institution directly from the testing company. The Testing Center does not provide official score reports.
For the ACT Residual, you will receive your scores by mail 2-3 days after testing. The ACT Residual is not a valid exam for any other school except Austin Peay State University. We do not send the scores to anyone except the student or APSU personnel.
You may request your official scores from the Accuplacer exam in writing by filling out the Score Request Form and sending it to the Testing Center via fax (931-221-1032), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), mail (PO Box 4755, Clarksville, TN 37044) or in person (Ellington Building, room 207). We must have a physical signature to release your records so this form cannot be submitted online.
CLEP - APSU requires the recommended ACE score of 50. Other schools may have different requirements.
MAT - Check with your major's department as required scores vary by degree program.
ACT Residual - This information is found on the Admissions department webpage.
DSST (DANTES) - APSU requires the recommended ACE score of 400. Other schools may have different requirements.