College Placement Exam
Offered in Statesboro, Savannah, and Liberty
UPDATE: The Office of Testing Services is open for on-campus testing.
There are three options for testing: 1) Testing On-Campus; 2) Testing at another institution with a remote voucher; 3) Testing with Examity.
Please email the respective Testing Office to receive a remote voucher with Examity, or to schedule an appointment on-campus:
Temporary Testing & STEM Placement for the spring, summer, or fall 2021 semesters only.
Incoming freshmen must meet the temporary admission requirements of a 2.6 high school GPA and meet the Required High School Curriculum. To learn more about the temporary freshmen admissions requirements, click here. Non-Traditional students must still take the Accuplacer for admissions.
Who will need to test for the
Spring, Summer, or Fall 2021 & STEM Placement?
|Corequisite||HS GPA||Accuplacer Requirement|
|ENGL 1101 Placement||2.49 or below||Must take the Accuplacer Next Generation Reading & WritePlacer|
|MATH 1001 or 1101 Placement||2.49 or below||Must take Next-Generation Quantitative Reason, Algebra, & Statistics|
|MATH 1111 Placement||2.81 or below||Must take Next-Generation Quantitative Reason, Algebra, & Statistics|
Congratulations on choosing Georgia Southern University to return to college or attend for the first time. We want to make sure your experience at Georgia Southern is a pleasant one.
Who typically needs to test?
To complete your admission process at Georgia Southern University some students will be required to take the ACCUPLACER exam, you must be classified as a non-traditional student; unless you are enrolling at the Georgia Southern University – Liberty Campus. A non-traditional student or non-traditional transfer, has been out of high school at least 5 years; holds a high school diploma or GED; and has earned fewer than 30 transferable semester credit hours.
Traditional students have been out of high school less than five years and are admitted based on SAT and/or ACT scores only on the Statesboro & Savannah Campus; unless you are enrolling at the Georgia Southern University – Liberty Campus which will allow you to be admitted using ACCUPLACER scores regardless of your classification.
The University System of Georgia has placement policies for all students entering the system regardless of classification for placement into English and Math. Typically STEM, business majors, or majors that require College Algebra for their minimum Math requirement, so some students who were accepted into Georgia Southern University based on their ACT/SAT scores, may be required to take the ACCUPLACER for placement into College Algebra. Click on the tab below for STEM Placement Policy.
Tested at Another Institution
If you took the ACCUPLACER exam at another University System of Georgia (USG) institution, the Office of Testing Services can pull those test scores with your permission. Contact the Office of Testing Services to request the scores. If you took the exam a non-USG institution, you can request your test scores be sent to Georgia Southern University by e-mail or fax from the previous institution. Scores cannot be accepted from students unless the scores are in a sealed and signed envelope. The score will be evaluated to determine if the applicant will need to take any portion of the exam again. All scores are valid for one year. If your test scores are older than a year, you must take the exam again.
Reasons for Testing
|Mature Provisional Student with less than 30 college credit hours and without credit for ENGL 1101 or Area A Math (MATH 1001/1101/1111 or higher)||Must take ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics exam and abide by placement results|
|Mature Provisional Student with less than 30 college credit hours and without credit for ENGL 1101||Must take Next Generation Reading and WritePlacer ACCUPLACER and abide by placement results|
|Mature Provisional Student with less than 30 college credit hours and without credit for MATH 1001/1101/1111||Must take ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics exam and abide by placement results|
|SAT-Critical Reading below 430 (prior to March 2016) or Evidence-Based Reading & Writing below 480 (for admissions Spring 2020 forward) or ACT-English or Reading below 17||Must take Next Generation Reading and WritePlacer ACCUPLACER and abide by placement results|
|SAT-Math below 400 (prior to March 2016) or SAT-Math below 440 (for admission starting Spring 2020 forward) or ACT-Math below 17||Must take ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics exam and abide by placement results|
|Does not meet USG’s Required High School Curriculum requirements in Math|
Majors which require College Algebra (MATH 1111) as the minimum math, may be required to enroll in a co-requite learning support class. Students who do not meet one of the criteria listed below can take the ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics exam to test out of the learning support class (MATH 0999) for MATH 1111.
- Transferable Credit for Area A Mathematics course or
- MPI>= 1265 or
- HSPGA>= 3.4 or
- ACT Mathematics>= 20 or
- SATnew Math Test> = 25.5 or
- SATold Mathematics>= 470 or
- Accuplacer Elementary Algebra>= 79 or
- Accuplacer Next Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics: 266
Georgia Southern Student Remote: $10
Non-Georgia Southern Student Remote Testing: $25
Testing Appointment Options:
On-Campus Testing: Schedule By Appointment Only Monday through Friday, based on availability or through Group Appointments
Remote Campus Testing: Testing at another campus testing center
Remote Virtual Testing: Testing is offered through Examity (available 24/7)
All options must still be scheduled through the Georgia Southern Office of Testing Services.
It is recommended examinees must schedule their appointment at least two weeks prior to their desired test date and at least one week prior to orientation to allow for retest opportunities.
Schedule Your Exam:
To schedule your appointment, please contact the offices based on your testing location:
If enrolling on the Savannah or Liberty Campus, contact the Office of Testing Services – Savannah Campus, at 912-344-2582 or e-mail email@example.com.
If enrolling on the Statesboro Campus, contact the Office of Testing Services- Statesboro Campus at 912-478-5415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment by Credit Card or Web Check:
Payment for the exam can be received through a credit card, debit card, or web check at the Office of Testing Services Marketplace. Click on the Accuplacer Icon and select the correct campus location for testing. Then select the the exam option. You must pay prior to testing. If you have any questions concerning paying online, please contact the office at email@example.com (Statesboro Campus) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Savannah/Liberty Campus).
The University System of Georgia requires the Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics; Reading; and WritePlacer exams to be administered to complete a students admission into the system.
Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) consist of 20 questions to assesses the following knowledge and skills:
The Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics placement test is a computer adaptive assessment of test-takers’ ability for selected mathematics content. Questions will focus on a range of topics including computing with rational numbers, applying ratios and proportional reasoning, creating linear expressions and equations, graphing and applying linear equations, understanding probability, and set notation, and interpreting graphical displays. In addition, questions may assess a student’s math ability via computational or fluency skills, conceptual understanding, or the capacity to apply mathematics presented in a context. All questions are multiple choice in format and appear discretely (standalone) across the assessment. The following knowledge and skill categories are assessed:
- Rational numbers
- Ratio and Proportional Relationships
- Algebraic Expressions
- Linear Equations
- Linear Applications and Graphs
- Probability Sets
- Descriptive Statistics
- Geometry Concepts
Next-Generation Reading consists of 20 questions to assesses the following knowledge and skills:
The Next-Generation Reading test is a broad-spectrum computer adaptive assessment of test-takers’ developed ability to derive meaning from a range of prose texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas (including literature and literary nonfiction, careers/history/social studies, humanities, and science), writing modes (informative/explanatory, argument, and narrative), and complexities (relatively easy to very challenging). Both single and paired passages are included. The test pool includes both authentic texts (previously published passages excerpted or minimally adapted from their published form) and commissioned texts (written specifically for the test). Questions are multiple choice in format and appear as both discrete (stand-alone) questions and as parts of sets of questions built around a common passage or passages. Four broad knowledge and skill categories are assessed:
- Information and Ideas (reading closely, determining central ideas and themes, summarizing, understanding relationships)
- Rhetoric (analyzing word choice rhetorically, analyzing text structure, analyzing point of view, analyzing purpose, analyzing arguments)
- Synthesis (analyzing multiple texts)
The WritePlacer test measures your ability to write effectively, which is critical to academic success. Your writing sample will be scored on the basis of how effectively it communicates a whole message to the readers for the stated purpose. Your score is based on your ability to express, organize and support your opinions and ideas, not the position you take on the essay topic. The following five characteristics of writing will be considered:
- Focus: The clarity with which you maintain your main idea or point of view
- Organization: The clarity with which you structure your response and present a logical sequence of ideas
- Development and Support: The extent to which you elaborate on your ideas and the extent to which you present supporting details
- Sentence Structure: The effectiveness of your sentence structure
- Mechanical Conventions: The extent to which your writing is free of errors in usage and mechanics
Before you come to take the ACCUPLACER exam, you may want to brush up on some of your skills. It is very important that you take this test seriously and come prepared to do your best. Even though the SAT or ACT can be taken several times, the ACCUPLACER exam can be taken only twice per semester. Your scores on this exam will determine whether or not you place into our Learning Support program.
Use this link to learn more about the ACCUPLACER from the official College Board, Inc ACCUPLACER website for test preparation materials. The sections administered for admission include Next Generation (NG) Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics; Next Generation Reading; and WritePlacer. ACCUPLACER has an app you can download to access tests and guides; printable study guides; and more detailed information on the three exams you may take.
Assessment Basics & ACCUPLACER Related Sites: (Remember to select Next Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS).)
Writing Exercise & Reading
Georgia Southern ACCUPLACER Retest Policy
All students are allowed to take an ACCUPLACER retest twice per semester. The Coordinator of Testing Services may request a retest be given to a student if an unfair testing situation occurred (such as computer problems or student became ill while taking the test).
Picture Identification Required for ALL Tests
Please make sure you bring an acceptable ID
Acceptable IDs are a valid state driver’s license, student ID, or passport.
(Not accepted: check cashing cards, picture credit cards, club cards with pictures, etc.)
For additional information, please contact:
|Office of Testing Services- Statesboro|
Cone Hall Room 2004 | PO Box 8132
2254 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30460-8132
|Office of Testing Services - Savannah (Armstrong Campus)
Memorial College Center, Room 206
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
Last updated: 10/26/2020