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Review, Practice, and Test-taking Tips

Prepare, Prepare, and Prepare. Save time and money. A little review can make a difference.

Give the tests your best effort. Review the materials and refresh your skills. Placement below a college-level course (typically a 101 level) will require you to take additional courses and develop your skills before you can register for college level courses.

English Placement test:

  • Begin test with the WritePlacer essay (1 topic/50 minutes) continue to the Next-Generation Reading

Math Placement test:

  • Begin test with the Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics continue to either Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions OR Next-Generation Arithmetic

Note: Your score on Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics will determine the next section of the Math Placement Test.

Note: Students needing to take the Ability to Benefit Exam (ATB) for financial aid purposes, have a foreign high school diploma, applying for the Early Admit Program or 24-Credit HSE Program will continue to use the Classic ACCUPLACER exam.

Online Resources

Although the College and the Accuplacer College Board do not endorse some of the following sites, many students have found them helpful.

Accuplacer Official Website for Students

Accuplacer Web-based Study App

Khan Academy

Longsdale Accuplacer Online Course and Practice Tests

These extra samples will help you review the WritePlacer essay part of the English placement test.

ATB Study Guide review Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills and Arithmetic


Note: Utilizing these resources does not guarantee placement into college level courses or a higher placement score if previously tested.

Accuplacer Tips

  • Read on-screen instructions and directions carefully.
  • Take the time to do your best work.
  • You cannot go back to a previous question.
  • Try to use the process of elimination for multiple choice questions.

Testing Accommodations

Once you have received your acceptance letter from Admissions, special testing is available for students with disabilities. If you have a learning, physical, psychological, hearing, visual and/or medical disability and need special assistance or accommodations please contact Accessibility Services at 845-574-4541 to request specific accommodations and be prepared to provide documentation.

All accommodations must be approved and arranged before taking the Placement Test.