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Student Testing


Student Testing

The Department of Higher Education require students entering a Massachusetts public institution to take the Accuplacer examination, developed by the College Board. The purpose of Accuplacer exams is to provide the student and institution with useful information about your academic skills in math and reading, which is referred to as competencies and part of the general education core requirements at Salem State. 

*Note: First year students will take some or all of the Accuplacer exams during summer orientation therefore they should not make prior testing appointments until after orientation (if necessary). Students who transfer into Salem State could request an Accuplacer score report to be faxed to academic advising for evaluation.  

Have you satisfied your Level 1 competency requirements?

View the competency handout for more information.

Need to make an appointment?

Please login into your Navigator account: Full Menu> Learning and Development> Student Testing link.

What should you bring to the appointment?

Bring your ClipperCard or a picture ID to check in.

Is there a study guide or sample questions?

Yes, select the appropriate exam below for study materials.

If you require testing accommodation, please call 978.542.7049 to speak to a staff member in the advising office.  Please fax all score reports to 978.542.6214.

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