Testing Services

Accuplacer Updates

The University System of Georgia has approved a temporary adjustment for admissions requirements. These adjustments mean Georgia Highlands College students will not be required to submit Accuplacer, SAT, or ACT scores for admissions. Admissions decisions will be based on your high school GPA.

If you would like to attempt to exempt from Learning Support, registration and payment is completed via the Testing Services Registration page.

Exam Description

Placement/Accuplacer testing is an option for students who are seeking to exempt from Learning Support in Math and/or English.

Accuplacer testing at Georgia Highlands College is available only to students who have applied to the college. You may begin your application at https://www.highlands.edu/how-do-i-apply/. After you have submitted your application, please allow adequate time for processing.

The Accuplacer test offered at Georgia Highlands College consists of three tests: Reading; Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics; and WritePlacer.

Test Preparation

From Any Computer Anywhere:

CollegeBoard Accuplacer Prep Materials -- Sample questions for ACCUPLACER and even a free study app for your smartphone!

https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/

Study app: https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login

From Any Computer on Any GHC Campus or Instructional Site: 

GHC Libraries provide access to the PrepSTEP database through GALILEO. Look for the Placement Test Preparation Section for Practice Tests in Elementary Algebra and Reading Comprehension.

PrepSTEP Database

Also, use the Tutorial Centers at any GHC Campus or Instructional Site to help you prepare! They also have some preparation materials on their website.

Who is the exam for?

The exam is available only for applicants to Georgia Highlands College. 

Applicants who have taken ACCUPLACER at another institution within the past 12 months should have scores sent to the GHC Admissions Office and they will determine whether previous ACCUPLACER scores can be accepted by GHC.

What GHC locations offer this exam?

Currently, placement testing is available online using Zoom. Limited in-person testing is available at Cartersville and Floyd only.

How much does this exam cost and where can I pay?

$30 each testing session

  • Two attempts are allowed per year from the date of the first attempt
  • Charge is the same whether applicant requires one, two, or all three exam sections

Charges for the exam must be paid online when registering. Registration is available online at the Testing Services Registration page.

What items can I bring to the test?

You are required to bring a government-issued photo ID with signature (driver's license, passport, state ID, military ID) that is current and valid.

No personal items are allowed. ACCUPLACER supplies a calculator within the exam when it is deemed appropriate for a question. All testing locations have scratch paper and pencils available for testers.

If you are testing in-person, you are required to bring and wear a mask while your are inside all GHC buildings.

How do I register for the test?

Registration is completed via the Testing Services Registration page.

Dates are open for scheduling two weeks into the future. Students may not test once they have registered for courses.

How will I get my scores? What do my scores mean?

Scores will be viewable at the end of the exam and are automatically imported into our system.

Please visit the Learning Support website for information on how Accuplacer test scores are used for placement.

Dual enrollment students should visit the How to Apply as a Dual Enrollment Student page for information on required Accuplacer scores.

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