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Accuplacer Information

ACCUPLACER Placement Tests

  • College Board ACCUPLACER Placement Tests are proctored by appointment in the Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE), Library and Academic Resources Center, Room 151.
  • The cost is $5.00 per test, payable at the Cashier's Office which is located on the second floor of the Administration Building.
  • Tests are online and are not timed. It is recommended that you allow yourself approximately one hour per test.
  • A maximum of two attempts per test are allowed ($5.00 per attempt).
  • On test day, a cashier's receipt and a current picture ID is required (e.g. driver's license/passport/school student ID card). Cell phones, calculators, and dictionaries are not allowed in the testing area. Scratch paper and pencil will be provided as well as an Individual Score Report.
  • Please stop by CAE or call 719.549.2584 or 719.549.2582 to schedule a testing appointment.

CAE Proctors administer the following ACCUPLACER tests: College Level Math, Elementary Algebra, Reading Comprehension, and Sentence Skills.

It is the responsibility of the student to know which test to schedule. If you do not know which test you need to take, please check with your academic advisor before scheduling a testing appointment.

Testing Accommodations

Students with documented disabilities may be eligible for testing accommodations. For more information, please contact the Disability Resource & Support Center, Library and Academic Resources Center, Room 169, at 719.549.2648.

ACCUPLACER Sample Questions and Free Study App

For more information about ACCUPLACER go to and click on the Information for Students button.


If you have questions about course placement or course registration, please contact your academic advisor.

Please feel free to contact Irene Macias (CAE, LARC 151) at 719.549.2582, if you have questions about ACCUPLACER, or you have more current ACT/SAT/ACCUPLACER/COMPASS scores you would like for CSU-Pueblo to consider, or you do not know how to reach your academic advisor.

Test Cut Scores and Course Placement Guidelines

CSU-Pueblo Placement/Cut-Score Guidelines
Skill AreaACT Sub-scoreSAT Sub-score test BEFORE March, 2016SAT Sub-score test March, 2016 & AFTERACCUPLACER Test: Cut ScoreCOMPASS Test: Cut Score
Writing English: 18 Critical Reading/Verbal: 430 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 470 Sentence Skills: 95 Writing Skills: 79
Math Math: 19 Math: 460 Math: 500 Elementary Algebra: 85 Math: 63
Reading Reading: 17 Critical Reading/Verbal: 430 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 470 Reading Comp: 80 Reading: 76

CSU-Pueblo Math Department Placement/Cut Score Guidelines
ACT Math ScoreSAT Math Score BEFORE March, 2016SAT Math Score March, 2016/afterACCUPLACER Placement Tests Name of Test: ScoreCOMPASS Placement TestsAssessed/Placed in CSU-Pueblo Course
Pre-Algebra Test Score: Algebra Test Score: College Algebra Test Score:
> 28 > 630 > 650 College Level Math Test: > 103 95-99 90-99 76-99

Math 126 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

25, 26, 27 570-629 590-649 College Level Math Test: 70 – 102 87-94 68-89 63-75 Math 220 Quantitative Analysis for Business

Math 221 Applied Calculus: An Intuitive Approach

Math 124 Pre-Calculus Math

22, 23, 24 520-569 550-589 College Level Math Test: 63 – 69 74-86 50-67 54-62

Math 156 Introduction to Statistics

Math 121 College Algebra

19, 20, 21 460-519 500-549 Elementary Algebra Test: > 85 57-73 36-49 40-53

Math 109 Mathematical Explorations

Math 360 Elementary Concepts of Mathematics I

18 430-459 470-499 Elementary Algebra Test: 61 – 84 49-56 31-35 34-39 Math 099 Intermediate Algebra
15, 16, 17 350-429 390-469 Elementary Algebra Test: 45 – 60 27-48 18-30 18-33 Math 098 Introductory Algebra
< 14 < 349 < 389 Elementary Algebra Test: < 44 17-26 16-17 15-17 Below 098 Contact Math Dept or Academic Advisor

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