Academic advisors and counselors at PHSC use your Accuplacer test results to help place you in classes that match your skill level. Accuplacer helps identify your knowledge, strength, and needs in math, reading, and writing. Along with information about your academic background, goals, and interests, your Accuplacer results help you choose courses that match your skill level and give you the best opportunities for success.

Subject Areas

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • College Level Math (CLM) 
    • PHSC uses the CLM test for common placement into advanced math coursework.

Retake Attempts

Students are allowed two attempts in a two year period. Test scores are valid for two years.

Time Limit

The exam is adaptive and there is no time limit.

Fee

There is no initial fee for students with an application on file. A retake is $5. The non-student fee is $25.

Registration

  • Students must score a 135 or higher on the PERT Math to take the Accuplacer CLM.
  • The exam is available by appointment on all campuses during regular hours. 

Student Testing and Placement Chart

The Student Testing and Placement Chart identifies the minimum cut-off scores for college-level courses based on PERT, Accuplacer, SAT, and ACT test scores. It also identifies the placement requirements for advanced math courses. Placement requirements periodically change and the most current placement chart may be found here.

 

Test Score Groups

Valid For: Fall-2018
Reading
Min Score Max Score Required Course(s) Subject
20 82
  • REA0011 Modularized Reading
  • REA0019 Compressed Reading
Reading
83 120
  • ENC1101 English Composition I
Reading
Writing
Min Score Max Score Required Course(s) Subject
20 82
  • ENC0021 Modularized Writing
  • ENC0022 Compressed Writing
Writing
83 120
  • ENC1101 English Composition I
Writing
Mathematics
Min Score Max Score Required Course(s) Subject
20 71
  • MAT0022 Developmental Math Combined
Mathematics
72 96
  • MAT1033 Intermediate Algebra
  • MAT1100 Pathways for Mathematical Literacy
Mathematics
97 120
  • MGF1106 Math for Liberal Arts I
  • MGF1107 Math for Liberal Arts II
  • MTG2206 College Geometry
  • STA2023 Intro to Statistics
  • MAC1105 College Algebra
Mathematics
College Level Math
Min Score Max Score Required Course(s) Subject
86 120
  • MAC1147 Precalculus Allgebra/ Trigonometry
  • MAC2233 Applied Calculus
College Level Math
90 120
  • MAC2311 Calculus & Analytic Geometry
College Level Math