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Testing Centers


Jefferson State Community College requires a comprehensive assessment of students in math, English, and ESL classes prior to enrollment in classes unless appropriate exemptions are on file with Enrollment Services. Course placement is determined by the results of this assessment. Students enrolled in courses for which they are ineligible will be administratively withdrawn. There is no fee for initial math and English placement tests. Students may retake the ACCUPLACER exam once per academic year.

Students may arrive any time between the hours listed. Students must present photo identification and have an application for enrollment on file with Enrollment Services at the time of testing. It is highly recommended that a student take the placement test at least 5 business days prior to any program deadline that one may need to meet.

Please see the information below for study guides, materials, and practice resources for the AccuPlacer.

Jefferson Campus – Lurleen Wallace Hall, Room 322

  • Walk-in between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm Monday-Friday. (No appointment necessary)

Shelby-Hoover Campus – General Studies Building 110

  • Monday – Friday 9 am – 12:00 pm

Chilton-Clanton Campus

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm on each of the following dates:
    • August 17; August 24

    • September 8; September 22

    • October 6; October 20

    • November 3; November 17

    • December 1; December 15

St. Clair-Pell City Campus

  • Mondays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please note, testing times are subject to change; contact your campus Testing Center to verify test times.

Exemptions from placement tests are granted for students that register for RDG 085 and ENG 093 or for MTH 090. Course placement may  also be assigned based on English and math subtest scores as reported by  ACT and SAT Assessments, if the student is enrolling within the three  years of graduation from high school. Placement may also be assigned  based on college level math and English courses completed at other  institutions. Students enrolled in courses for which they are ineligible  will be administratively withdrawn.

These scores are subject to change without advance notice.

ACT English Subtest*
14 or less (RDG 085/ENG 093)
15-17 (ENG 093)
18 or higher (ENG 101)

SAT I Verbal Subtest*
380 (RDG 085/ENG 093)
470 (ENG 093)
480-800(ENG 101)

ACT Math Subtest*
16-19 (MTH 098 or MTH 116)
20-23 (MTH 100 or MTH 117)
24-25 (MTH 110, MTH 112,MTH 118, MTH 265)
26 (MTH 113, MTH 120)
27-36 (MTH 125S)

SAT I Math Subtest*
370-470 (MTH 098 or MTH 116)
480-540 (MTH 100 or MTH 117)
550-580 (MTH 110, MTH 112,MTH 118, MTH 265)
590-600 (MTH 113 or MTH 120)
610-800 (MTH 125S)


EdReady Program

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Accurate placement in college-level math courses is crucial. So, before you take the math portion of the ACCUPLACER test, be prepared! Jefferson State’s EdReady online program can prepare you to take the math portion of the ACCUPLACER Placement Test by creating a tailored learning pathway based on your current math skills!

If you are ready to begin, click below!

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AccuPlacer Resources

Use the following three-step study plan to get prepared and confident to succeed on an official ACCUPLACER® assessment:

  • Step 1:  Take Practice Test 1 for the ACCUPLACER® tests you’re focusing on: Arithmetic, College-Level Math, Elementary Algebra, Reading Comprehension, and/or Sentence Skills. When you finish each test, use the instant score report to see a breakdown of your score and identify the areas in which you need to improve. Don’t forget to review the answer explanations for the practice questions that you got wrong or weren’t sure about—often the best preparation comes from seeing the reasoning behind why an answer is right or wrong.
  • Step 2:  Your score reports will also recommend skill-building practices, tutorials, and eBooks targeted to your study needs. Be sure to take advantage of these resources to ensure your best scores on test day. The interactive tutorials are an especially helpful resource — you can read through the tutorials from start to finish, or use the navigation menu to focus on specific skills as needed. Make sure to take the quizzes contained in each tutorial to help measure your progress.
  • Step 3:  Finally, take Practice Test 2 for the tests you’re preparing for: Arithmetic, College-Level Math, Elementary Algebra, Reading Comprehension, and/or Sentence Skills. When you’re finished, use the score reports to see if there are any topics you need to work on further before test day. If so, take a second look at the tutorials listed in Step 2, or head to the Core Math and Science Skills Review and Core English Skills Review learning centers. They contain a wide range of eBooks and resources that may cover the material in a way that makes better sense for you.


Additional AccuPlacer Help

The following information will help students prepare and study for the ACCUPLACER placement test.

Students may also contact Mike Payne at Jefferson State Community College via email (mmpayne@jeffersonstate.edu) to set up an account with Plato to help prepare for the ACCUPLACER.