What is Accuplacer?
Academic advisors and counselors at PHSC use your Accuplacer test results to help place you in classes that match your skill level. Accuplacer helps identify your knowledge, strength, and needs in math, reading, and writing. Along with information about your academic background, goals, and interests, your Accuplacer results help you choose courses that match your skill level and give you the best opportunities for success.
- Subject Areas
- College Level Math (CLM)
- PHSC uses the CLM test for common placement into advanced math coursework.
- Retake Attempts
Students are allowed two attempts in a two year period. Test scores are valid for two years.
- Time Limit
The exam is adaptive and there is no time limit.
There is no initial fee for students with an application on file. A retake is $5. The non-student fee is $25.
- Students must score a 135 or higher on the PERT Math to take the Accuplacer CLM.
- The exam is available by appointment on all campuses during regular hours.
Student Testing and Placement Chart
The Student Testing and Placement Chart identifies the minimum cut-off scores for college-level courses based on PERT, Accuplacer, SAT, and ACT test scores. It also identifies the placement requirements for advanced math courses. Be sure to check the most current requirements as shown in Test Score Groups below, as they periodically change.