The preferred test for placement at Mineral Area College is the ACT Exam, which is administered in September, October, December, February, April and June of each year (click ACT link at left for more details). However, MAC also offers the Accuplacer examination for those students unable to complete the ACT prior to registration.
The Accuplacer test is an untimed examination taken on computer in MAC’s Assessment Center, as well as other satellite locations. You do not need computer skills to take the test; it is extremely user-friendly and is less stressful than traditional paper and pencil tests. The Accuplacer is designed to measure current skills in writing, reading and math; the results are used to select appropriate levels of the English and math courses you will take, as well as whether the reading requirement prerequisites are satisfied for a variety of MAC courses.
If you are unsatisfied with the results of your test and would like to retake the Accuplacer, you are welcome to take the test as many times as you wish in one or all of the three subject areas. However, we do suggest reviewing study materials for the subject area you are retaking prior to rescheduling.
The fee for the Accuplacer is $20 for all three test subject areas, $15 for two test subject areas, or $10 for one test subject area. You should arrive at least ten minutes prior to the start of the test and bring a picture ID (REQUIRED) along with the testing fee, which can be paid by cash or check, or credit card in our business office or if you schedule the test online. Please note if you use the online scheduler, you are not required to pay via credit card at the time of scheduling; you may bring in payment when you arrive for testing.
Click here to schedule your Accuplacer exam.
MINERAL AREA COLLEGE DAILY ACCUPLACER TESTING SCHEDULE
PARK HILLS CAMPUS
(Summer hours: 8:30 A.M. and 12:00 P.M.)
TO SCHEDULE THE ACCUPLACER AT AN OUTREACH CENTER:
Perryville Outreach Center: Call 573-547-4143
Fredericktown Outreach Center: Call 573-783-7932
or stop by either location to schedule testing time
For Accuplacer test preparation, please click the following link (registration required): Accuplacer Test Prep
If you would like to see sample test questions, please click the following link: Accuplacer Sample Questions
If you would like to see a sample Writeplacer essay, please click the following link: Accuplacer Writeplacer sample
For more practice regarding math problems, please click on the following links:
Free Math Help
If you still have questions regarding the Accuplacer test, please contact Tippi Seals at 573-518-2202 or Mark Easter at 573-518-2211.