Testing Dates

 ACCUPLACER will be offered at Garrett College on the following dates (as part of New Student Advising Dates):

Thursday, June 16
Friday, June 24
Wednesday, June 29
Friday, July 8
Saturday, July 16
Friday, July 22
Wednesday, July 27
Friday, August 5
Saturday, August 13
Wednesday, August 17
Friday, August 26

Placement testing can be scheduled through the Advising and Academic Success Center by calling 301-387-3715.

Those who take ACCUPLACER on the sessions listed in the table above at Garrett College will register for classes following testing.  Please plan to arrive on campus by 9:15am and to remain until approximately 4 p.m. for same-day testing and registration.   If you test on any other day, please plan to schedule your advising appointment when you come to campus to take ACCUPLACER.

Is there anyone who does not have to take placement?

Certain ACT or SAT scores may exempt students from placement testing, as illustrated below.  Applicants who have taken AP, honors, or merit English and math also may be placed into college courses without testing, depending on their grade point average.  Please let an admissions counselor know if you have taken AP, honors, or merit courses and have your official high school transcript sent to Garrett College right away.

If you are a transfer student seeking exemption from placement, your official test scores and college transcripts must be on file in the Garrett College Office of Admissions BEFORE ADVISING AND REGISTRATION can take place.  Those exempt from placement should call an admissions counselor toll-free at 866-554-2773 to confirm exemption and schedule an advising and registration session.

ACT/SAT Score             Course Placement

ACT English of 21 or higher or SAT Critical Reading of 500 and higher   English and reading placement tests not required   English 101 with no additional reading requirement

ACT math of 21 or higher or SAT math of 500 and higher   Math placement test not required   MAT105 or MAT210
Students seeking a higher math placement much take ACCUPLACER to determine exact course placement.

How do I schedule a placement date?

If you are not exempt from placement, please register by calling 866-554-2773, extension 3715.  Please schedule 48 hours in advance and do not attend without making an appointment.  Unfortunately, those who arrive late for testing may need to reschedule.

If you would like to arrange remote testing at a location near you, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 301-387-3741.  We may be able to help you locate an ACCUPLACER test site that is more convenient for you.