Course Placement Testing

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What level of college courses are you ready to take? Let's determine your readiness and place you in the appropriate reading, writing, and math courses at NWTC.

What is the Accuplacer?

The Accuplacer is a computer-based assessment tool used to place you in the appropriate level of courses in subject areas like reading, writing, and math. It is a multiple-choice, untimed test – which means you can take it at your own pace. Each section (reading, writing, math) takes about 30-45 minutes. Your answer to each question determines the difficulty level of the next. Therefore, you'll need to answer each question in the order they are presented. The result of the Accuplacer assessment is not pass/fail but rather a placement system based on the answers you provided. 

Do I need to take a placement exam (Accuplacer or ACT)?

If your high school GPA does not meet program requirements, you will need to submit placement testing in Accuplacer or ACT.

  • If you have taken the Accuplacer or ACT in the past, please send scores to
  • If you have never taken the Accuplacer of ACT, please practice for and take the Accuplacer before registering for classes.

Prepare for your evaluation

The NWTC Library has resources to help you feel confident while taking the Accuplacer, including study guides, practice exams, and writing skills resources.

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Ready to take the Accuplacer? 

You can take the Accuplacer for free at any of our testing centers below or a campus or learning center near you. No appointment is necessary to take the Accuplacer at the Green Bay campus. Please contact the Marinette, Sturgeon Bay or regional locations to schedule an appointment.

If you have additional questions, please get in touch with us at (920) 498-5427, Option 0. Need testing accommodations? Please contact Disability Services at 920-498-6904 before testing or scheduling.