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The preferred test for placement at Mineral Area College is the ACT Exam, which is administered in September, October, December, February, April and June of each year (see above for more details). However, MAC also offers the Accuplacer examination for those students unable to complete the ACT prior to registration.

The Accuplacer test is an untimed examination taken on computer in MAC’s Assessment Center, as well as other satellite locations. You do not need computer skills to take the test; it is extremely user-friendly and is less stressful than traditional paper and pencil tests. The Accuplacer is designed to measure current skills in writing, reading and math; the results are used to select appropriate levels of the English and math courses you will take, as well as whether the reading requirement prerequisites are satisfied for a variety of MAC courses.

If you are unsatisfied with the results of your test and would like to retake the Accuplacer, you are welcome to take the test as many times as you wish in one or all of the three subject areas. However, we do suggest reviewing study materials for the subject area you are retaking prior to rescheduling.

The fee for the Accuplacer is $15 for all three test subject areas, $10 for two test subject areas, or $5 for one test subject area. You should arrive at least ten minutes prior to the start of the test and bring a picture ID (REQUIRED) along with the testing fee, which can be paid by cash or check, or credit card in our business office or if you schedule the test online. Please note if you use the online scheduler, you are not required to pay via credit card at the time of scheduling; you may bring in payment when you arrive for testing.

The placement scores ("Spring 2017") are listed on the main MyMAC Testing page under "Forms and Information".


Mineral Area College Accuplacer Testing Schedule


















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12:30 P.M.




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Perryville Outreach Center: Call 573-547-4143

Fredericktown Outreach Center: Call 573-783-7932

or stop by either location to schedule testing time

For Accuplacer test preparation, please click the following link (registration required):

If you would like to see sample test questions, please click the following link:

Accuplacer Sample Questions


If you would like to see a sample Writeplacer essay, please click the following link:

Accuplacer Writeplacer sample


For more practice regarding math problems, please click on the following links:

To register for the Accuplacer, select one of the links below:            
Accuplacer 2-Subject Area Test Registration Form
Accuplacer Single Subject Test Registration Form

If you still have questions regarding the Accuplacer test, please contact Mike Easter, Director of Assessment at 573-518-2188 or Tippi Seals, Administrative Assistant at 573-518-2202.

NOTE: The previous placement test used by MAC was the COMPASS assessment test. COMPASS was discontinued in November 2016, but any results from this test prior to that date will be allowed for placement until December 31, 2018.

These previous "Fall 2015" scores are also listed under "Forms and Information".