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Anna Maria College administers the sentence skills and essay portions of the accuplacer placement test to all incoming first-year students. Transfer students with no record of English courses on their official college transcripts may also be required to complete accuplacer testing. The accuplacer test is administered electronically at all orientation programs offered by the college. Students may also schedule times outside of orientation programming to visit campus and complete this enrollment requirement.
 
The essay portion of the accuplacer is timed while the sentence skills portion of the exam is completed untimed at the pace of the individual student. All accuplacer testing is completed in computer labs on campus and proctored by trained college staff. The accuplacer is not a pass/fail exam, rather a tool used by the college to place our incoming students in the appropriate freshman composition course during their first semester, ensuring our students build the foundational reading, writing, and research skills necessary for their success.
 
*Both placement levels of our first semester English courses
meet general education requirements at Anna Maria College*
 
Please visit the college board website for more information about the accuplacer including sample questions.
 
Students seeking information about placement testing accommodations should indicate that interest on their orientation registration form and a member of our disability support staff will contact them to further discuss their options.
 
For more information regarding placement testing please contact:
Adam Duggan
Director of Academic Advising and First-Year Experience
(508) 849-3424
advisingcenter@annamaria.edu