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Testing Center

LARC 251 (Second floor of the Library Wing)

Accuplacer Information

ACCUPLACER Placement Tests

  • College Board ACCUPLACER Placement Tests are proctored by appointment in the Pack Testing Center, Library and Academic Resources Center, Room 251.
  • The cost is $5.00 per test, payable at the CSU Pueblo Cashier, Testing Center (credit or debit card only), or through the following link: Pay Here! 
  • 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 receipt and a current picture ID are required (e.g. driver's license/passport/school student ID card). Cell phones, calculators, and dictionaries are not allowed in the testing room. Scratch paper and pencil will be provided as well as an Individual Score Report.
  • To schedule an Accuplacer appointment, please use our convenient, online scheduling service: Register Here!

The Testing Center administers the following ACCUPLACER tests: Writing; Reading; Arithmetic; Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics; Advanced Algebra and Functions.

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 or dro@csupueblo.edu.

ACCUPLACER Sample Questions and Free Study App

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

Questions?

Please contact your academic advisor regarding questions about course placement and registration, or if you have additional assessment test scores from ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, or COMPASS that you would like to submit for consideration.

Please feel free to contact Strider Swope, Testing Center Manager, or Jordyn Hiner, Testing Center Coordinator, at 719-549-2773 or testing.center@csupueblo.edu if you have questions about the ACCUPLACER.

Test Cut Scores and Course Placement Guidelines

CSU-Pueblo Placement/Cut-Score Guidelines
Skill Area ACT Sub-score

SAT Sub-score for Students Admitted SP19 or AFTER*

Test Date March 2016 or after

CLASSIC ACCUPLACER : Cut Score NEXT-GEN ACCUPLACER: Cut Score COMPASS Test: Cut Score
WRTG English: 18 Evidence-Based Reading and WRTG: 470 Sentence Skills: 95 WRTG: 246 WRTG Skills: 79
Math Math: 19 Math: 500 Elementary Algebra: 85 Quant. Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics: 240 Math: 63
Reading Reading: 17 Evidence-Based Reading and WRTG: 470 Reading Comp: 80 Reading: 253 Reading: 76

*Test Date March 2016 or AFTER

 

CSU-Pueblo Math Department Placement/Cut Score Guidelines
ACT Math Score SAT Math Score March, 2016/After SAT Math Score March, 2016/Before ACCUPLACER Classic Placement Tests Name of Test: Score

ACCUPLACER Next-Gen Placement

CSU-Pueblo Course Enter-Exit Code Level
24-27 580 560 College Level Math Test: 70 – 102 Advanced Algebra and Functions Test: 280 Math 221: CALC INTUITIVE APPR U6-U7
28 660 640 College Level Math Test: > 103 Advanced Algebra and Functions Test: NA Math 126: CALC ANALY GEOM I U8-U9
24-27 580 560 College Level Math Test: 70-102 Advanced Algebra and Functions Test: 280

Math 124: PRE-CALCULUS

U6-U8

21-23 530 500 College Level Math Test: 63-69 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics Test: 250

Math 156: INTRO TO STATISTICS

U5-U5

21-23 530 500 College Level Math Test: 63-69 Advanced Algebra and Functions Test: 245 Math 220: QUANT ANALY BUSINESS U5-U5
21-23 530 500 College Level Math Test: 63-69 Advanced Algebra and Functions Test: 245 Math 120: PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA U5-U6
19-20 500 470 Elementary Algebra Test: > 85

Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics Test: 240

Math 360: ELEMENTARY CONCEPTS OF MATH I U4-U4

19-20

500

470 Elementary Algebra Test: > 85

Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics Test: 240

Math 101: INTRODUCTORY COLLEGE MATH U4-U5

19-20

500

470 Elementary Algebra Test: > 85

Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics Test: 240

Math 109: MATH EXPLORATIONS U4-U4
17-18 460 430 Elementary Algebra Test: 61-84 Arithmetic Test: 265

Math 101+ Math 191 SAI:

Math 109 + Math 191 SAI (spring)

D3-U4
15-16 400 360 Elementary Algebra Test: 45-60 Arithmetic Test: 240 Math 096: COLLEGE PREP I D2-D3
< 14 < 390 < 350 Elementary Algebra Test: < 44 Arithmetic Test: < 239 None D1-D1

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Testing Center

LARC 251 (Second floor of the Library Wing)

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