• Accuplacer Placement Testing

    Accuplacer, York Technical College's computer-adaptive placement test, measures skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Accuplacer helps determine your placement in York Technical College courses. There is no time limit for the tests. The computer selects questions for you based on your answers to previous questions. NO experience with computers is needed.

    The Assessment Center staff will assist you in beginning Accuplacer, and will be available if you need additional help. The computer will explain how to record your answers as you take the tests. After you have completed the test, you will meet with an admissions counselor to discuss your next steps.
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    Assessment Center - Main Campus
    Building (A), Room 203
    Mon - Thurs: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sat: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Phone: (803) 981-7176
  • Indian Land Center
    Accuplacer is offered the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
  • Chester Center
    Mon: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.**
    Wed & Fri: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    **Summer hours: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • How can I Pass the Accuplacer?

    Preparing for Accuplacer will help you find success, but Accuplacer is NOT a pass-fail test. It is a college placement test. You cannot fail. The test is simply designed to help you and the college determine whether you are ready to immediately start the program you have chosen, or need some additional preparation first. The placement measures mathematics, reading, and writing are designed to assist York Tech in placing students into appropriate courses. There are potentially five possible placement scores: one each in writing and reading, and up to three in mathematics.

    When is the Accuplacer Test Offered?

    Accuplacer testing is offered at the following times without an appointment throughout the year in the Assessment Center:

    Mon - Thurs:  8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,1:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
    Fri:  8:30 a.m.,9:30 a.m.,10:30 a.m.,11:30 a.m.,12:30p.m.,1:30 p.m.
    Sat: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

    *You will need your picture ID and the last four digits of your social security number when you come to take the test.

    Placement Test with Accommodations

    If you have a documented disability and would like to request special accommodations for the placement test, you need to speak with someone in the Special Resources Office (SRO) BEFORE YOU TAKE THE TEST. The SRO is located in the Student Services Building (803) 325-2896.

    Retest Policy

    A first retest may be taken at any time. Additional tests require a 6 month waiting period.

  • Accuplacer SAMPLE ITEMS:



    Quantitative Reasoning

    Advanced Algebra

    Accuplacer App:

    Prepare for Accuplacer

    More information about Accuplacer:

    Accuplacer information for students