In college, tests are a way of life. You need them to get in, you’ll need even more to get out. Don’t panic! Turns out this is a case where practice makes … okay, maybe not perfect. But a little bit more comfortable at least. 

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Get Ready
Before you take your placement tests, you will want to practice. Being prepared could save yourself time and money.
Get In
Course placement tests in reading, math and English skills are required for all students. We offer a barrier-free experience.
Get Assistance
We offer accommodated testing for students who need text-to-speech, extra time or other help with taking tests. Just ask!

Course Placement

An untimed, computerized test of reading, math and writing skills. Offered in-person. 

Things to know:

  • ACT, ACCUPLACER, and high school GPA scores are accepted (within 2 years) for course placement. Contact us to see if older scores may be accepted.
  • There is a fee for each test component (reading, math, writing)

Register for a Placement Test

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The CLEP allows you to demonstrate knowledge for possible college credit.

Things to know:

  • We can proctor any of the CLEP tests you register for. 
  • You must be admitted to a Madison College program to receive CLEP credit.

Learn how to schedule your CLEP Exam. 


We offer in-person ACCUPLACER testing for apprenticeship students. 

Things to know:

  • The test may include any or all: reading, writing, math
  • There is a fee for each test component
  • We will send scores to the apprenticeship you indicate on your test registration

Learn more and register

World Languages Course Placement

Madison College uses WebCAPE – an interactive online test. It determines your competency level in just 20 minutes!

Things to know:

  • We may award tuition-free credit for previous foreign language study
  • You may be able to earn a maximum of 16 credits if you are enrolled in a second, third or fourth level language course, earned a grade of B or better and are not a native speaker of the language
Ready for your next adventure?
Get started at Madison College. Learn about our admission process, visit campus and get in contact with our recruitment team for answers and resources!