Robeson Community College

General Testing Information

Accuplacer®


All students applying for a program at Robeson Community College are required to take the ACCUPLACER® test unless determined exempt. The test is a computer-adaptive testing program that quickly and accurately assesses students’ skill levels in Reading, Writing, and Math. This assessment is designed to help identify your present strengths and determine your academic readiness for a program of interest. Because the test is not timed, prospective students are able to work at their own pace; therefore, alleviating the pressure of completing the assessment within a specific time period. This advantage greatly reduces test anxiety for many students who may otherwise feel pressure during timed testing situations. The ACCUPLACER® math and English/reading assessments determines academic readiness for a student’s program of study. Calculators can be used on certain items on the math assessment. Testing time is usually three to four hours, but will vary based upon student ability and experience in reading comprehension, writing and math. Students obtain test results at the conclusion of the assessment.