Placement Test (next-generation ACCUPLACER)

Students are required to take the next-generation ACCUPLACER prior to registering for mathematics, English or other courses requiring a demonstrated level of ability. A student will be exempt from taking next-generation ACCUPLACER if the student identifies as a Professional Series seeking student. A student who identifies as non-credential seeking will be allowed up to four credits before being required to take next-generation ACCUPLACER. If the student wants to take a class that has a prerequisite, the student must receive the area dean’s approval prior to registration.

Tests are given at all three campuses throughout the year. To make an appointment, call the campus in your area by dialing one of the numbers listed under testing locations. Allow approximately two hours when taking the test. Students must apply to the College through the Admissions Office before sitting for the test. The test scores are valid for four years. Students may retest only once after a 30-day time period has lapsed. There is a retesting fee. If ADA accommodations are needed for the next-generation ACCUPLACER, please contact the Center for Accessibility at (609) 343-5680, and/or

Exemptions include:

  • Students who have taken SAT within the last four years and received a minimum score of 450 on Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and a score or 530 on Mathematics.
  • Students who have taken the ACT test within the last four years and received a mathematics score of 22 and an English score of 18 with a reading score of 22.
  • Students who already have a degree (associate, bachelor’s, master’s) may be exempt.
  • Students who have taken all required sections of the placement test at another New Jersey college within the last four years and submit an official copy of the test results to Atlantic Cape
  • Transfer students who have completed college-level mathematics within the last 10 years and/or an English course at another college and have submitted an official transcript to Atlantic Cape.
  • Students who have taken PARCC (valid for 18 months from the time the student graduates) and received a score of 4 or 5 on the PARCC Algebra II test.