Test Preparation

Placement Tests

Haywood Community College conducts Accuplacer college placement testing in room 203 and the Testing Center in the 1500 Building-Student Services. The test consists of three sections and assesses a student’s achievement level in reading comprehension, sentence skills, and math. The Accuplacer test is not a timed test, and it is administered on a computer.

Students who wish to take BIO 163, BIO 168, or CHM 151 must take respective prerequisite placement test(s), biology and chemistry, or transfer these courses from other colleges with a grade of “C” or better.

There is no fee for testing, and the Testing Center provides testing on a regular schedule. Please see Placement Testing.

Placement Test Preparation

Learning Support Services provides an Accuplacer study guide and sample Accuplacer test questions and answer keys in its Tutoring Center, room 335A. This service is free. These same guides and questions are listed below.

Helpful Links

What is ACCUPLACER?
This site contains free sample questions and answer keys for all sections of the Accuplacer and was created by The College Board. The site also contains information and access to the Accuplacer “web-based study app” and the Accuplacer iPhone app.
Kahn Academy
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit whose goal is to “provide a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.”  Khan Academy provides thousands of short videos or mini-lectures, along with “step-by-step problems and instant data.”
Purplemath
This site provides free online lessons and learning forums on topics in Pre-Algebra and Algebra.
Assessment Services (Valencia College)
This site contains review guides and sample tests for each section of the Accuplacer. These guides were prepared by English and math faculty at Valencia Community College for their students taking the Accuplacer.
Grammar Bytes
Grammar Bytes is a site somewhat similar to Khan Academy but focused on grammar. It is free and provides tutorials and quizzes.

About the Accuplacer and Links

HCC encourages you to prepare for your placement test. Your scores will determine the courses for which you are eligible to register.

The links provided here are not under the direct or the indirect control of Haywood Community College and are provided to you as a service. By clicking the link, you will be leaving the HCC website.