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AccuPlacer Placement Test


The Accuplacer Test is a placement tool used to place students in the appropriate math and writing classes. To register for an Accuplacer Test visit or call  Mary Linn Horton at (406) 496-3745.

Study Resources/Practice Tests

Accuplacer offers a variety of study aids to help students pepare for the exam. Visit Prepare for ACCUPLACER for more information.

The program lets you check your readiness for college math then gives you a personalized study path. By taking advantage of this wonderful tool, you may be able to avoid spending extra time and money in remedial college classes. It can also serve as a refresher before you start a math class.

Who needs to take the Accuplacer Test?

  • Non-traditional Freshmen
  • Transfer students - the test may be waived if you've taken college level math (within the last two years) and writing and achieved a grade of C or better.
  • College of Technology freshmen - ACT or SAT scores may be used in lieu of the compass test if you've received a minimum of 18 in math and English on the ACT, or a minimum score of 440 in math and English on the SAT.


There is a $25 fee for the Accuplacer Test which is payable in advance at the North Campus Business Office. The Business Office hours are 8:30 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday and they can be reached at (406)496-4250. You must bring your paid receipt the day of the test.