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AccuPlacer Placement Test

With the increase in COVID-19 cases, the Montana University System Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force recommends a face mask requirement for all campuses while indoors, when you are around others. This includes during your AccuPlacer Exam. MT Tech does not supply masks so please be prepared with a mask when you come for your scheduled exam.

You may register for the AccuPlacer Exam here.

Due to COVID-19 we are continuing to practice social distancing with limited seating for each testing session.

Please follow prevention measures to keep yourself and your campus healthy:

  • Cover your cough or sneeze, ideally into your elbow and not into your hands.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. Use soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use sanitizing gels.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home if you’re sick (seek medical attention if you feel it is becoming serious).



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 contact Barb Collins at 406-496-3791 or


Montana Tech's South Campus
Highlands College
25 Basin Creek Road, Butte MT

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Study Resources/Practice Tests

Accuplacer offers a variety of study aids to help students prepare for the exam. Visit the ACCUPLACER practice page 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.
  • Highlands College freshmen - ACT or SAT scores may be used in lieu of the placement test if you've received a minimum of 18 in math and English on the ACT, or an SAT test score of 24 for Math and an SAT test score of 25 for Writing and Language.


There is a $25 fee for the AccuPlacer exam. There is an additional $30 fee if you are using the third party virtual proctoring company Examity which brings your exam fee total to $55. The fee 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. If you are testing in person at Highlands College please bring proof of payment.