General Information

  • Placement may be required to evaluate your skill levels in English, reading and mathematics so you can enroll in the proper courses and be successful here at Waubonsee. Before taking a placement test, reach out to an Admissions Advisor or visit our Course Placement page to learn more about ACT, SAT, GED, HiSET, GPA, or other alternate measures you may be able to use for placement.
  • If you do have to test in one or more areas, here are the basics:
    • Waubonsee uses the College Board's ACCUPLACER® suite of assessments.
    • The ACCUPLACER® Reading and Math tests are untimed, computer-adaptive tests, while the WritePlacer test is a typed essay using a computer-generated prompt. Students have 90 minutes to complete the WritePlacer test.
    • Read more about our testing policies, and visit the ACCUPLACER® Student Portal for more information on the ACCUPLACER® suite of assessments.

Taking Your Test

No matter how you test, an X-number (student ID #) and a current photo ID is always required. 

Accommodations are also available for all testing. Contact our Access Center for Disability Resources.

Testing on Campus: 

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  • If you are taking all three tests (reading, writing and math), allow approximately 3 hours. 

Note: Where there is a need, placement tests may also be taken remotely. Please email indicating that you would like to test remotely and include your full name, XID and the names of the placement tests you need to take. Unsure about which tests to take? Please contact your Advisor. 

Preparing to do your best on the placement tests

While taking the right courses in high school is the best way to prepare, there are also some study aids you may find helpful leading up to your ACCUPLACER® placement test(s).

Knowing the details

After the tests

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Learning Assessment and Testing Services

Appointments are not necessary for placement tests.

Please Note: Department hours for all test centers will be enforced and all testing must conclude at time of closing. No new tests will be allowed 30 minutes prior to closing with the exception of The ACCUPLACER® WritePlacer test which will not be administered 90 minutes before closing.

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