ACCUPLACER Testing

The ACCUPLACER computer-adaptive college placement test is available to both Nicholls and Non-Nicholls students.  The Testing Center offers only the ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills test and the ACCUPLACER Mathematics test.  The cost of each test is $10.  Remote testing is available with Nicholls serving as either the home or remote site.  Non-Nicholls students using Nicholls as a remote testing site will be assessed a $20 proctoring fee.

ACCUPLACER Testing Limitations and Restrictions

The ACCUPLACER test is used for placement purposes only.  Course credit cannot be awarded based on ACCUPLACER scores.  Prospective first-time Freshmen who are ineligible for admission because of the need for more than one developmental course may take the ACCUPLACER test an unlimited number of times.  First-time Freshmen who have been admitted to the University and placed into either a developmental  mathematics or developmental English course may challenge placement by taking ACCUPLACER prior to the official first day of classes of the semester in which the student intends to enroll in either course.  ACCUPLACER may be taken for this purpose no more than three times for each subject.  Once classes have begun, and a student is enrolled in the developmental mathematics or developmental English course, either as an audit or for credit, then that student is not eligible for further ACCUPLACER testing.  In that case, the student’s placement shall be considered final.  If non-developmental placement is achieved at any point during ACCUPLACER testing, that placement is considered final and all remaining attempts at ACCUPLACER testing are eliminated.  Students using Nicholls as a remote testing site must adhere to the ACCUPLACER testing policies of their home institution.

ACCUPLACER testing is available only by appointment.  To schedule a test please call 985-493-2596.  Students should report to 212 Elkins Hall (campus map).  Students are not allowed to use a personal calculator on the ACCUPLACER at Nicholls State University.  An onscreen calculator is provided for select items.  ACCUPLACER test results are available immediately after testing is complete.  One score is issued for the Sentence Skills test and two for the Mathematics test,  elementary algebra and college algebra.  Course placement is determined by these scores (see placement guide).