ACCUPLACER

The Accuplacer exam is used by Washburn University to provide recommendations to students for placement into Math* and English courses that match their skill level. The exam is a series of tests that evaluate students’ skills in reading, writing, and math.

The Accuplacer exam is not required, but may be recommended for students who do not have an ACT/SAT score.  The exam may also be taken by students with an ACT/SAT score but who want the opportunity to place into a higher-level course.

  • English course placement: Accuplacer generally not recommended - Contact advisor or the English department for placement options prior to scheduling an Accuplacer Writing exam.
  • *Math course placement: See the chart below for the recommended placement exam for specific Math courses.

The Accuplacer exam is one option at Washburn for placement into higher-level Math classes with pre-requisites. Students should speak with their advisor or contact the appropriate department to learn more.

WU MATH COURSE RECOMMENDED EXAM FOR COURSE PLACEMENT ADDITIONAL EXAM INFORMATION

MA 112, Contemporary College Mathematics

MA 116, College Algebra
WU Math Placement Test

https://www.washburn.edu/academics/college-schools/arts-sciences/departments/mathematics-statistics/index.html

Contact WU math department for additional questions. 

MA 140, Introduction to Statistics

MA 117, Trigonometry

MA 123, Pre-Calculus

MA 141, Applied Calculus

MA 145, Mathematics for Decision Making

MA 148, Mathematics of Finance

MA 206, Discrete Mathematics for Computing

MA 151, Calculus and Analytical Geometry

ACCUPLACER

Contact Center for Prior Learning and Testing to schedule an exam.

testing@washburn.edu

OR

785-670-1227

HOW TO REGISTER

Contact the Center for Prior Learning & Testing
Mabee Library, Room 218
785-670-1227 or testing@washburn.edu OR complete Testing Services Request Form
Walk-ins accepted based on room availability

COST

$20.00

FORMAT OF EXAM

1 section – 1 hour
2 or 3 sections – 2 ½ to 3 hours
Computerized, Multiple Choice

ITEMS TO BRING

Valid/unexpired photo ID (drivers license, school ID, passport, etc.)
$20 – cash or check made payable to Washburn University
Calculators are not permitted as one is provided for you on the exam
Scratch paper and pencil will be provided

SCORE REPORT

A printed score report will be available immediately after taking the exam.

If you have a COMPASS or Classic ACCUPLACER score report, please contact 785-670-1227.

TEST PREP

For more information regarding the Accuplacer and to see sample questions, visit Test Prep Preview.

PLACEMENT SCORES

For questions regarding Math or English placement scores or results, please contact the appropriate department below.

Math department: 785-670-1491, linda.wilson1@washburn.edu
English department: 785-670-1441, english@washburn.edu

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PARTNERSHIP (CEP)

High school students interested in the Concurrent Enrollment Partnership (CEP) should schedule an Accuplacer exam to qualify for MA140-Statistics or MA151-Calculus & Analytical Geometry.  To qualify for MA116-College Algebra, high school students should contact their school counselor.  For questions and additional information about CEP contact Kelli Wietharn at 785-670-1812 or kelli.wietharn@washburn.edu or visit www.washburn.edu/cep.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Prior Learning and Testing

Center for Prior Learning & Testing
Mabee Library Room 218
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
785.670.1227
testing@washburn.edu

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