Accuplacer Test

Coronavirus Update

The GRCC campus is closed.  If you need to take the Accuplacer assessment please email Jason Schueller (jschueller@grcc.edu) to remotely take the test.

Who needs to take the test

Students who have not taken the SAT, ACT or have 12 or more college credits must take the Accuplacer assessment for admissions to GRCC

About the test

The Accuplacer measures your skill levels in reading comprehension and academic writing.  This assessment will help you and your counselor determine which classes will meet and challenge your existing skill set.

Students are highly encouraged to prepare for the Accuplacer by taking an online practice version that provides instant feedback. Email enroll@grcc.edu to ask for the practice test.

The reading comprehension test contains 23 questions for you to answer after reading passages of various lengths.

The academic writing portion will ask you to produce the type of academic writing you are likely to experience as part of your college coursework.

When you have completed the assessment, you will receive a printed report of your scores. You will also receive a list of recommended courses for you to enroll in, but the testing staff cannot interpret scores for you.

To request scores for another institution, please fill out our Accuplacer Record Release Form.

Accuplacer scoring information

Score Class Recommendation
0 Retake test or take LOEP
Writing 1-3 IRW 97
Writing 4 and Reading below 65/245  IRW 98
Writing 4 and Reading 65/245 or higher

IRW 99/EN 101 - must be taken together

  • Students in IRW99/EN101 may opt for IRW 98
Writing 5 and Reading below 65/245

IRW 99/EN 101 - must be taken together

  • Students in IRW99/EN101 may opt for IRW 98
Writing 5 and Reading 65/245 or higher EN 101
Writing 6-8 EN 101


Contact Us

If you have any questions, call the Accuplacer Placement Testing Office at (616) 234-4865 or the Enrollment Center at (616) 234-3300.