Academic Center for Excellence

Placement Exams

Typically, first-year placement in math and writing courses is determined by your ACT or SAT scores. If you don’t have scores, you may take a Montana Tech placement exam instead.

Dual credit or AP courses? Email your test scores, grades, or in-progress schedule to We will let you know if placement testing is still required.

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Our placement exams may be taken at our Highlands College Campus.

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If you have any questions about Montana Tech placement exams, please contact Barb Collins at 406-496-3791 or

HiSET® Testing

HiSET® testing is provided on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. The HiSET® exam helps adult learners achieve their college and career goals to expand opportunities and changes lives. the HiSET exam is administered in the ACE Center Room 3.136. You can find more information at or contact Margie Pascoe.