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Assessment Testing

If you’re a new student, the state of Colorado requires an Accuplacer® assessment before you can enroll in classes (unless you qualify for an exemption). This assessment will help us place you in the right courses when you start at Front Range Community College.

What’s on the Assessment?

All students take math and sentence skills assessments and complete a 300- to 600-word essay. For certain degree or certification programs, students may also need to take a biology and/or chemistry assessment. (Find out your program’s requirements.)

Free Study Guides

Getting ready for your assessment? Check out these free study guides and resources.

Take the Assessment

Free computerized assessments are offered at testing centers on each of our four campuses. Stop by during testing center hours (at least two hours before closing) and bring your student ID number and a government-issued photo ID.

No appointment is necessary, except at our Brighton Center. Tests are not timed, but usually take two to three hours to complete.

Find Out If You Qualify for an Exemption

You may not have to take the Accuplacer® if you:

  • Have an Associate of Arts (AA) or Science (AS) or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

  • Earned a C or better in math and/or English at a regionally accredited college or university.

  • Have qualifying ACT or SAT  scores from the last five years.

  • Are over 20 years old and taking one course (that is not English or math) for personal interest or job enhancement.

Not Local? Take the Accuplacer Near You

To take the Accuplacer® in your community, contact a local college or university testing center and ask if they offer proctoring services. Make sure they know the test should take two to three hours and will require a computer with internet access.

Next, complete this form. It will automatically email our office. We’ll contact your local testing center for approval. And we’ll email you when your assessment is ready.

Disability Accommodations

If you have a documented disability, please contact us ahead of time for a longer testing time, reduced distractions, or other reasonable accommodations. To learn more about accommodations, visit disability services.

Taking the Accuplacer Again

Your first Accuplacer® test is free. A second test is $5 per section. If you need to take it a third time, you’ll pay $40 per subject area for a tutorial. The A+dvancer tutorial is a personalized online study program designed to help you pass the Accuplacer® test. Lessons are based on your personal knowledge level and can include arithmetic, elementary algebra, college-level math, and sentence skills.

Only four tests are allowed over five years.


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