placement testing

Placement Testing

Placement Testing

The Placement Testing Office is currently offering services on ground and remotely. For on-ground services, appointments are not required at this time but please be sure to bring your photo ID. Please find our availability below:

On-Ground Services:
  • Tuesday from 9:15 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday from 8:15 am – 5 pm 
    • Center Campus: H113
    • South Campus: G237
Remote-Only Services:
  • Monday from 9:15 am – 6 pm
  • Thursday - Friday from 8:15 am – 5 pm

Getting Familiar

To accurately place students into their college courses, Macomb uses the ACCUPLACER Placement Test. Each test is computerized and comprised of various subjects.

  • The Standard Test is made up of Reading, Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics, Advanced Algebra and Functions, and the WritePlacer Essay.
  • The English Language Learner Test is made up of Reading, Language Use, Listening, Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics, Advanced Algebra and Functions, and the WritePlacer Essay.

Getting Started

If you are interested in or have questions regarding on-ground or remote testing, please email placementtesting@macomb.edu with the information below, and our office will happily direct you accordingly.

  • Your full name
  • Your Macomb ID number
  • The semester you plan to start classes
  • Your requests and/or questions regarding the Placement Test
  • If you prefer on-ground testing or remote testing

Getting Prepared 

Study App

ACCUPLACER offers a variety of study materials, including a free Study App. We highly recommend creating an account for the Study App to use the Learn as You Go feature. Learn as You Go allows you to take instructive and interactive practice tests online that resemble the actual test itself. In addition, ACCUPLACER also provides free sample questions, which are found in the links below. The Study App and sample questions will prepare you for success on your Placement Test and in your courses here at Macomb.

Standard Test

English Language Learner Test