The Mineral Area College Testing Center follows CDC recommendations for the safety of the public and its employees. All test takers are required to bring and wear face masks. The Testing Center will provide gloves and observe social distancing recommendations.  

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 (see above for more details). However, MAC also offers the Accuplacer examination for those students unable to complete the ACT prior to registration.

The Accuplacer Next Generation test is an untimed examination taken on computer in MAC’s Assessment Center (Room AS 115), 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.

The placement scores are listed on the main MyMAC Testing page under "Course Placement Scores".

For additional information about the Accuplacer test, please click this link:

Mineral Area College Accuplacer Testing Schedule

Monday - 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Thursday - 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

To register for the Accuplacer, select one of the links below:

To schedule the Accuplacer at a MAC 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 (The QAS Math Exam is the preferred exam for testing at MAC)

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.