Undergraduate Placement Testing

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Zoom-proctored Accuplacer Exams now available!

In response to COVID-19, Placement Testing is temporarily suspending testing at our Centennial Hall location, but is available for testing via Zoom. Schedule your appointment.

Drop-in Zoom-proctored exams are available the weeks of Aug. 17-21 and 24-28. Log in here with your STAR ID and password, then follow the prompts for Placement Testing. Choose to view Drop-in Times and check in. You will receive an email with the Zoom link approximately 10 minutes later. 

If you have questions about St. Cloud State's response to Covid-19, please visit our dedicated website: https://scsu.mn/covid19


Placement Testing and Test Scoring have moved!

As of November 14th, we are located in Centennial Hall 351. Stop in to say hello!

Beginning Sept. 20, St. Cloud State University has converted from Classic ACCUPLACER to Next-Generation. See the new minimum score requirements.

Questions? Call Placement Testing at (320) 308-8378.

Placement testing for new students at St. Cloud State University consists of the ACCUPLACER for Reading Comprehension and Math placement. Other tests, such as Biology, are available as determined by a student's intended major.

The purpose of the ACCUPLACER Placement Test is to provide you and the University with information about your current academic skill levels. 

The results of the test will assist you and your academic advisor in selecting appropriate courses and support services as well as help you plan a course of study so you may have a successful college experience.


  • Mathematics: Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics (QAS), Intermediate Algebra, Advanced Algebra & Functions (AAF)
  • Reading/English: Reading, ESL Reading, ESL Listening
  • Biology 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • PSEO: Mathematics and English
  • S2S: Mathematics and English
  • CCCP: Mathematics and English