Accuplacer Placement testing is offered by appointment only at the Centennial and
Rampart Range Campus.
PPSC and guest students have the following options to take the Accuplacer exam:
Accuplacer Accessibility Support
The Accuplacer platform has an Accessibility Wizard software built into the testing environment, allowing high contrast color scheme, text size, background color, text color, text size, text font, line spacing, and cursor for students who need accommodations in those areas. Students don’t require AS approval to use the Accessibility Wizard. Students can access the Accessibility Wizard software any time during their test. The Accessibility icon will appear at the top right corner of the testing screen. Watch the videos below to learn how to use the Accessibility Wizard tool during your test.
ACCUPLACER Calculator Tutorial
ACCUPLACER Accessibility Wizard Tutorial
ACCUPLACER Highlighter Tutorial
Accuplacer offers free practice tests in the prepare-for-Accuplacer-practice website.
Students must have a valid photo ID with them to test. Accuplacer acceptable photo IDs include: Driver’s license, state-approved or federal ID, Military ID, College ID, High School ID, Middle School ID, Passport, Tribal ID, Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship, and Accuplacer Student ID Form.
Accuplacer testing for math and English is available at the Fort Carson office on
a walk-in basis. Testing hours are: Monday—Thursday 8:00 a.m. until 14:30 p.m., Fridays
10:00 until 14:30 p.m
The Fort Carson Education Center is located at:
1675 Long Street, Building 1117, Room 117.
Fort Carson, CO 80913
Accuplacer testing is also available at Peterson SFB on a walk-in basis, Tuesday (09:00 AM - 3:30 PM). The Peterson SFB MVP office is located at:
301 W Stewart Ave
Building 1141, Room 112
Peterson SFB, CO 80914
Are you a military or veteran affiliated student wanting to use VA or DOD Education Benefits to pay for a college prep course (below the 100-course level)?
Pikes Peak State College has confirmed with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense that a placement test is required in order to justify taking a college prep math or English course. No other form of justification is acceptable. Neither VA nor DOD (For both Tuition Assistance and MyCAA) will pay for these courses without a placement test score on file.
What does this mean for you?
You must take EdReady or the Accuplacer test to determine if you need to take a college prep course for math or English. An EdReady score below 90 can be submitted to justify your enrollment in a college prep course. If you score less than 90, you must export your results directly to the Testing Center. To export your EdReady scores:
EdReady is a personalized, free, and self-placed learning system that is used to assess
student's English and Math readiness for Pikes Peak placement. You can complete EdReady
on-line from the comfort of your home.
To take advantage of this option, you will need to:
2. Enter the Goal Key for the course you are trying to place into. See the chart below
for a list of the PPSC EdReady Goal Keys. Not sure what math goal key to use? Check
your DegreeCheck to find your required math class.
3. After adding the goal key, you will then complete the diagnostic test, work through
the lessons, and retake topics and units to earn your desired score. A score of 90
is required for placement into college level courses except for MAT 1440. A score
less than 90 would place you into co-req or college prep courses. To place into MAT
1440, you will need a score of 97.
**On September 2022, EdReady was approved for placement into MAT 1440. EdReady cannot be used to place into MAT 1420 or MAT 1400 at this time. Students may complete the Accuplacer to place into these courses. Students are encouraged to use the EdReady code PPSC_1400 to prepare for the Accuplacer**
EdReady has the following accessibility settings available for students:
Students can enable the EdReady accessibility support when they sign up for EdReady or from My Account page by clicking Show additional options. Students don’t need to have AS approval to use the EdReady Accessibility tools.
Are you a prospective international student pursuing an F-1 visa?
Per F-1 visa regulations, international students must be fully accepted to their degree program to receive an I-20 to apply for a visa. To ensure that students are fully admitted to their program and to determine whether students will require co-requisite support courses in their program, Pikes Peak requires placement testing prior to issuing an I-20.
What does this mean for you?
You must take EdReady or the Accuplacer test to determine if you need to take a college prep course for math or English. For most cases, an EdReady score below 90 can be submitted to justify your enrollment in a college prep course.
For information on placement options for International Students, please visit the
international student website <link: https://www.ppsc.edu/admissions/enroll/prospective-students/international-students/index.php
International Student Placement Options:
The Testing Center is committed to providing exceptional, accessible, and comprehensive testing services for Pikes Peak State College and the surrounding community. All tests are administered under standardized conditions that are efficient, fair, and secure. We maintain and adhere to all standards set forth in the National College Testing Association’s Professional Standards & Guidelines.