Placement Information

Per placement guidelines from the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, the following items will be used to determine appropriate English and math placement.

  • High School GPA
  • SAT/ACT/AP Scores
  • GED Scores*
  • Previous college-level math and English credit**
  • Previous ACCUPLACER Scores

Asnuntuck strongly encourages students to take a math and/or English assessment if your placement item(s) is/are more than two years old.

Please submit your applicable item for placement to the Admissions Office at:

Students who are unable to provide any of the items above for placement, or have questions regarding their placement information, are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office at: to discuss additional placement options. 

*Are you attempting to use GED scores for placement? The college permits students to use GED scores for GED tests taken 2014 or later for English and math placement. A score of 165 or higher on the Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) section is required for placement into ENG 101: Composition. A score of 165 or higher on the Mathematical Reasoning (MR) section is required for placement into MAT 137: Intermediate Algebra.

**Are you transferring in credit? English and Math courses from an accredited institution should be evaluated to see if they will count as prerequisites for college-level English and Math or transfer in as the English and Math requirements in your program. To transfer in credit from another accredited college/university, you must submit OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS to the Admissions Office along with an Application for Transfer Credit.

    • If transferring in Advanced Placement (AP) or Credit for Prior Learning (CLEP), you must submit official scores to the Admissions Office along with an Application for Transfer Credit.

If you are not transferring in credit, but have proof of successfully completing English or Math courses at a previously attended accredited institution and want to use those courses as potential prerequisites for English and Math courses, please submit an unofficial transcript by either emailing us at or you can upload your unofficial transcript to the admission application portal

We will review your unofficial transcript and if the prerequisite is met, you will be emailed a confirmation.

ACCUPLACER Basic Skills Assessment


The ACCUPLACER is an assessment tool developed by the College Board and is administered to all new students enrolling in a degree or certificate program in order to assess their academic skills in mathematics, English and reading. The results are used by advisors and counselors to assist with course selection and academic advising. You cannot “pass” or “fail”, but it is very important that you do your very best so that ACC will have an accurate measure of your current academic skills. The assessment is untimed. On average, it takes two hours to complete, so plan accordingly. It is important that students arrive on time for the assessment and bring a photo ID. You will not be able to sit for the assessment without bringing a photo ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID are noted further below. No guests are permitted to accompany the student during an assessment session.


Every student knows that studying reduces the anxiety and pressure associated with exam-taking. As with any test, Accuplacer results are strongly and positively related with the amount of quality studying done before taking the test. The following hyperlinked websites and study guides will provide you with both a better understanding of, and an opportunity to practice, the skills on which the ACCUPLACER will test you.

    • Collegeboard Sample Accuplacer Assessment  Includes sample questions for both English and math directly from the Accuplacer website.
    • Math ACCUPLACER Preparation  Includes practice material for all levels of math on this Khan Academy site. You will first need to create a free account on Khan Academy if you do not already have one. Once you create an account, you will be prompted to indicate which lesson grade you wish to explore. We recommend selecting ‘Community college’ and then starting with ‘Algebra basics’ as the course level to practice.
    •  ACCUPLACER Study App Flier  Studying is easy with the free ACCUPLACER study app, giving you access to practice anytime, anywhere. Go to: to access the app.

Who needs to take the ACCUPLACER?

You are exempt from the ACCUPLACER assessment if:

  • You are a transfer student who has earned a “C” or better in an English Composition and/or college-level mathematics course;
  • You took the SAT and have either an Evidence-based Reading & Writing score of 480 or higher, and/or an SAT Mathematics score of 530 or higher; or
  • You have an ACT English score of 21 or higher, or a composite score of 47 or higher on the ACT English and Reading test, or an ACT Math score of 18-21.

You must take the ACCUPLACER assessment if:

  • You are a new student enrolling in an ACC degree or certificate program;
  • You plan to register for a course with an English or math prerequisite;
  • You are a transfer student who has not earned credit for a college-level English Composition and/or college-level mathematics course;
  • You are a non-degree student seeking to enroll in an English or math course; or
  • You elect to take a developmental course (to ensure proper placement).

When and where can students take the ACCUPLACER?

Students can sign up for a math ACCUPLACER, or English assessment, through the Admissions Office ( or through a Guided Pathways Advisor ( or 860-253-1207.

Please note: You will need your 8-digit student ID number to register for an ACCUPLACER. Your student ID number can be retrieved from your Acceptance e-mail and/or in person at the Admissions Office. 

Any student who has a physical or learning disability, or other limitation necessitating special assistance and/or facilities for the ACCUPLACER assessment, should contact Jillian Sullivan, at: or (860) 253-3005.

IMPORTANT: In addition to bringing your student ID number, you must bring a photo ID to the assessment.

Acceptable forms of photo identification include:

A current driver’s license

A state-approved ID

A high school ID

A college ID

A current state or federal ID card

A current passport

A tribal ID card

A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship