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Determine which English courses will meet and challenge your skill set

Accuplacer results aren't pass or fail — they help you identify any courses you can bypass, as well as the reading and writing courses best for you.

Who needs to take the test?

You must take the Accuplacer test for enrollment if you have:

  • Taken the SAT before 2016.
  • Taken the ACT before 2018.
  • Taken the Accuplacer test before the fall of 2018.
  • Fewer than 12 college credits.
  • College GPA below 2.0.

What is on the test?

The Accuplacer test consists of two components:

  • Reading Test: 20 multiple choice questions - Unlimited time. 
  • Writing Test: One essay, 300 to 600 words (scored electronically) - 40 minute time limit. 

Email garrettesper@grcc.edu if you would like to request sample questions and practice resources..

Schedule Your Test

You can test in person or remotely. Testing is available on campus Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Virtual testing is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

NOTE: You do not need an appointment to test on the Main Campus. We will accept testers on a drop-in basis. You do not need to schedule remote testing for the ALEKS Math Placement test. This test is available to take from home at your convenience. You can find this test in the Online Center of your MYGRCC account. 

When you've completed the assessment, you'll receive a printed report of your scores. You'll 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 249  IRW 98
Writing 4 and Reading 249 or higher

IRW 99/EN 101 - must be taken together

  • Students in IRW99/EN101 may opt for IRW 98
Writing 5 and Reading below 249

IRW 99/EN 101 - must be taken together

  • Students in IRW99/EN101 may opt for IRW 98
Writing 5 and Reading 249 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.

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