ACCUPLACER and MyMathTest
The purpose of ACCUPLACER and the MyMath Test is to provide useful information on a person's current academic skill in math, English, and reading. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with academic background, goals, and interests, are used by academic advisors to determine course selection.
The placement tests are not designed for "pass" or "fail" results. However, course registration is determined by the results. It is very important that you do your best on the tests, to set an accurate measure of your academic skills.
Pick up a study guide at the Office of Academic Advising.
Visit http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/accuplacer/index.html for online practice tests.
You may test twice each major term (Fall, Spring, Summer) with the first day of class for the next term being the reset date for renewed opportunities to test. There will be a $5.00 retest fee for any retest after the first-ever assessment.
Students who wish to apply accommodations for placement testing should contact the Office of Student Support (682-7520) to discuss such accommodations.
OCCC Placement Exams are free to students the first time they are taken. Any additional testing will require a $5 fee per test (Reading, Writing, or Math).
Students will also need a Referral from Enrollment, Advising or Assessment to take a placement test.
Be prepared to present your receipt as proof of payment for your exam.
All students taking a Placement Test must present a photo ID for admissions to the test area. Acceptable ID’s must be original, current (valid) IDs issued by a city/state/federal government agency or your school. Note: School ID must be in hard plastic card format. Paper or electronic formats are NOT acceptable. The photo must be clearly recognizable as you.
Appointments are not required for placement testing. Students may come during open Test Center hours to take the exams. Students will need to sign in at least 1 hour before closing to be administered a reading or writing exam and at least 1.5 hours before closing for math exams.
Pay online through CASHNET
Testers can pay online for Tests with a credit card or electronic check through the Higher One CASHNET system. There will be a 2.75% convenience fee for the use of credit cards.
For further information, please contact the Office of Testing and Assessment Services: 405-682-7531.