Testing Services

Exam Description

The ACCUPLACER Placement Test is a computerized exam that helps to assess eligibility for admission to Georgia Highlands College (GHC) and helps determine the level of college courses a prospective student is academically prepared to handle.

GHC requires three sections of the Next Generation ACCUPLACER Test: Next Generation Reading; Next Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics; and WritePlacer.

If a tester is unsure of which section(s) they are required to take, they are advised to take all three (3) sections.

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/ 

https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/educator/next-generation

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?

Placement testing is available at Cartersville, Douglasville, Floyd, Marietta, and Paulding locations.

What if I am not near a GHC location?

There are options to take the exam virtually or at a testing center convenient to your location.

Contact testing@highlands.edu to find out more about these options.

Remote Testing

This is an option for applicants with no access to a GHC location. Testing Centers across the country offer the ACCUPLACER Placement exam. You can be set up to take the ACCUPLACER for your GHC application at a Testing Center accessible to you locally.

Additional fee – varies per testing center

Virtual Testing

This is an option for applicants with no access to either a GHC location or a qualified local testing center. Requirements are: a computer, a web cam and a high speed Internet connection. No additional software is required prior to your test session appointment. 

Additional fee - $20 (paid directly to virtual proctoring company)

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

Charge for the exam can be paid the day of testing at the Business Office or business office representative at each location.

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. You also need to bring your receipt of payment.

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.

How do I register for the test?

Registration is completed via Check Admission Status (https://ghcssb.highlands.edu:8888/APPSTATUS/appl_status.login).

Dates are open for scheduling two weeks into the future. Testing sessions are scheduled continuously throughout the year. Students may not retest 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 into the admissions decision process.

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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