If you are a new student, the state of Colorado mandates you take an assessment test for basic skills in reading, sentence skills and mathematics. Accuplacer, the assessment test, helps you and your advisor make appropriate choices.
Students who are working toward a degree within the Colorado Community College system or are under the age 21 must complete the Accuplacer.
If you have taken the ACT or SAT, please check our Web site to see if your scores exempt you from this requirement. Your Reading and English scores are valid for 5 years; Math scores are only valid for 2 years.
If you have taken college coursework prior to starting classes at RRCC, please bring a transcript from any previous colleges you have attended. This will help an advisor determine if you need to take the Accuplacer.
There is no fee for the first time you take the Accuplacer. If you wish to retest, there is a $5.00 charge for each repeated subtest. The Accuplacer placement test is given on a walk-in basis (no appointment necessary) and is not timed. When you plan to test, be sure you have completed an application to RRCC and arrive with a government-issued photo ID at least 2 hours before the Assessment Center closes.
You cannot "fail" the Accuplacer; your score is an indication of the level of coursework you are ready to take. We strongly recommend that you review the online study guides available prior to taking the Accuplacer. The study guides can be found on our Web site at www.rrcc.edu/assessment. You are responsible for enrolling in basic skills courses during your first 30 credit hours of attendance if your assessment scores are below college level.
Students enrolling in Fire Science or Emergency Services coursework must consult the Emergency Services Department for their assessment requirements.