Apprentices needing to complete the ACCUPLACER exam can do so at Madison College. Test subjects may differ depending on the apprenticeship. Visit the Madison College Apprenticeships page for more information.

Our web calendar offers in-person sessions. Find our test session options using the link below. 

  • Registration closes 24 hours prior to session start time. 
  • Registering for a seat is highly recommended, though all sessions will accept walk-ins if space and time permit. 
  • If you are unable to find a session option, contact us for assistance.

Register for a Placement Test

  • Exam Components

    • A valid photo ID is required.
    • Test sessions are 1 to 3 hours.
    • Indicate Apprenticeship program when registering for your exam.

    Components of the Exam

    The Apprenticeship exams may include all or some of the following areas:

    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Mathematics
  • Preparation

    We encourage you to prepare for the exam. A number of resources are available on the CollegeBoard website.

    Here are some additional resources:

    Student Achievement Center offers in person study help. You will need to have a Madison College student ID number to receive tutoring services.

    The library provides study resources including online tutoring (Brainfuse), SkillSurfer, and LearningExpress library.

  • Fees

    • The cost varies depending on how many tests are taken.
    • Payment can be made in several ways; at the time of registration, on campus before or after the exam (all campuses have payment centers except Commercial Avenue), or online with your student account.
    • For financial hardship cases, contact Testing Services to inquire about a test fee waiver.
    • Retests are allowed only once within two years. Subsequent retests must be approved by an academic advisor.
  • Test Scores

    When do I get my scores?

    Taking the text in person means you get scores immediately upon test completion. 

    How are my test scores submitted to my apprenticeship?

    You have two options:

    Submit test scores on your own

    Agencies such as ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) or individual Apprenticeships will allow you to submit your own scores. Before leaving the Testing Center on your exam day, ask the proctor for extra copies of your score report.

    Submit scores through Madison College

    Complete and submit the Madison College test score request form.

    After my test day, how can I get extra copies of my ACCUPLACER test scores? 

    You have two options for obtaining your test scores past your exam day. 

    Complete and submit the Madison College test score request form or find your scores through the ACCUPLACER student portal.

  • Take the Test Online

    Prefer to take your test online? What to know:

    • Online ACCUPLACER exams through Examity will be available 7/8/24 through 8/5/24.
    • There is an additional $10.00 fee for testing online.
    • It may take up to 5 business days to get your test scores. If you need to apply to your apprenticeship or register for classes sooner than that, schedule an in-person session for immediate score availability!

    Getting started with online testing

    1. Request an online “Course Placement” (ACCUPLACER) test session in RegisterBlast and pay the test fee using a credit/debit card.
    2. Within two business days, you will receive an email from ACCUPLACER with your test voucher code and helpful links.
    3. Create your student profile on the Examity website.
    4. Once your profile is verified by Examity, you may log in and take your ACCUPLACER exam.

    After you have completed your online test:

    1. Your test session is reviewed by both Examity and Madison College Testing Center staff. If you violate any testing rules (not showing valid ID, cheating, etc.) tests scores will be invalidated and will not be released.
    2. View your validated scores through MyMadisonCollege - Academic Records -  Placement Scores
    3. If applying to an Apprenticeship program through ABC or one of the unions, scores can be sent by the Testing Center. To make this request, submit the Test Score Request Form
    4. If registering for Madison College courses, attend an Advising and Registration session and use the Self-Advising Tool to select your courses. Email Academic Advising, Enrollment Services, or your assigned advisor for assistance .

    Additional Examity information:

Contact the Testing and Assessment Center

Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, D2603

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

Hours vary by campus and testing need

In-Person and Virtual Service Hours through August 15

  • Monday – Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm