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AccuPlacer Placement Test

Due to COVID-19 impacts, all live proctored testing has been halted at this time. The online Accuplacer approved virtual proctoring partner is currently unavailable as well. We are hoping to resume testing sometime in April. We will continue with updates as they become available.


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 Test which 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. You must bring your paid receipt the day of the test.