Placement Test


We offer self-guided assessment during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The self-guided assessments were created to help you determine the appropriate levels of course work that align with your personal educational goals, skills and abilities.  Before taking the self-guided assessment survey, take a few minutes to read about  the courses options, as well as reflect on your previous school experiences.

Answer the questions to the best of your ability. 

English self-guided assessment  

College Algebra self-guided assessment

Liberal Arts Math self-guided assessment

* Please allow 2 business days to process self-guided assessments


If you have ACT, SAT, previous college courses, etc.  Please visit Do I Need to Test? website


All testing will be done by appointment only. You can schedule an appointment by calling (303) 914-6720 or e-mail us at are committed to serving you and will also be available to help you test remotely. 

Placement testing helps to determine a student's competency in basic skills. Results of the testing process ensure that students are enrolled in the English and math classes that align with their level of proficiency. Academic success in English and math is critical for future academic progression in all areas of study; therefore, placement testing helps determine if the student is ready for college-level work in those areas or if they need to enroll in courses that build their skills for future success.

Although we are testing ACCUPLACER at  the Lakewood campus by appointment only;  Red Rocks Community College can create a testing voucher for any new student who needs to take the ACCUPLACER at home.  Please e-mail your name and RRCC student ID to  The voucher will be e-mailed to you from RRCC and from a service called Examity. Examity is an online proctoring service that can remotely administer tests away from traditional testing centers.  Following  the instructions from the voucher e-mail, you will contact * Examity and set up the date and time for your test.

Examity System Requirements:

  • Desktop Computer or laptop (tablets, Chromebook and cell phones do not meet the requirement)
  • A working built-in or external webcam and microphone
  • Internet speed must be at least 2Mbps download and 2Mpbs upload.  Hot spots are not recommended
  • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled

If you have questions or concerns about system requirements,  you can e-mail  and arrange to do a system check with someone on the support team.

We offer the first test session at no charge for incoming students needing the placement test.  Additional retakes are $25 and  can be paid at ACCUPLACER retake  and select ACCUPLACER retake on the payment tab

Students must show a valid state or federal picture ID to the online proctor before beginning the test.


Accuplacer Basic Skills Assessment

View or download the Accuplacer Basic Skills Assessment (.pdf)

Preparation/Study Guide

Welcome to ACCUPLACER. In addition to administering ACCUPLACER to students, the platform provides a variety of materials to help you navigate the program. Check out the Resources tab to locate manuals, guides, and other helpful resources which you can find here: This practice resembles the real testing environment – including the calculator and highlighter functionalities, and features like Learn As You Go and the ability to save practice test history. 

Math Preparation videos Video Presentations RRCC Math Faculty Craig Faulhaber

Inside the test

Four Ways to Become a Good Test Taker

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