SWCC utilizes the ACCUPLACER Next-Gen version. For a testing appointment or for more information, call 641.782.1320 or stop by the Assessment Center in room 215 of the Instructional Center. You may also email
How can I study for ACCUPLACER?
Sample questions for each subject are available on the ACCUPLACER Next-Gen web page. A study app is also available: accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org. For additional information, visit accuplacer.collegeboard.org.
When you come to test bring a photo ID, and a smile!
Is the ACCUPLACER required?
In lieu of the ACCUPLACER, Southwestern will accept an ACT composite score of 19 or above, an SAT composite score of 990, or high school transcripts. Placement scores or transcripts must be officially documented and on file with Southwestern's admissions office prior to registration.
What is the ACCUPLACER test?
The ACCUPLACER Next-Gen test at Southwestern Community College is comprised of a series of three placement tests developed by the CollegeBoard. The tests, which cover the areas of reading, writing and mathematics, are designed to help you identify your present strengths and needs so you can build a solid plan for success while you are a student at Southwestern. ACCUPLACER Next-Gen tests are computerized and untimed. An online calculator is available when permitted on the math portion of the test.
Is there a fee to take ACCUPLACER?
ACCUPLACER Next-Gen is administered free of charge the first time it is taken at Southwestern. Retakes are administered at a fee of $5 per individual portion of the test. A $10 fee and written request are required if you would like Southwestern to send a copy of your ACCUPLACER scores to another college.
What if I took ACCUPLACER at another college?
Southwestern will accept officially documented ACCUPLACER results taken within the past three years at another college, as long as you took all three portions: reading comprehension, sentence skills, and mathematics. Contact the college where you took ACCUPLACER and ask them to send your results to:
Southwestern Community College
1501 W. Townline St.
Creston, Iowa 50801