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ACCUPLACER Assessments  

ACCUPLACER tests are used as part of the enrollment process at Manhattan Tech.  They test your knowledge in math, reading, and writing.  ACCUPLACER will be used along with your academic and career goals to assist with your enrollment.  They specifically assess your readiness for certain math and writing courses. 

Who takes the ACCUPLACER

If this is your first year at Manhattan Tech, or you are transferring here, then you may be required to take an ACCUPLACER assessment in order to complete your enrollment.  To learn about the admissions process please visit Enrollment Information.

If one of the following benchmarks has been met, then an ACCUPLACER assessment is not necessary:

  • GED score of 165 or higher
  • Passed BUS120 & BUS125 with a grade of C or higher
  • Transfer Credit
  • Overall HS GPA of 3.0 or higher + relevant coursework (within 3 years)
  • Qualifying ACT, COMPASS, or previous ACCUPLACER score (within 3 years)


If you do not meet one of these benchmarks, then an ACCUPLACER assessment is required. 

Keep the following in mind

  • ACCUPLACER assessments are not timed.
  • The ACCUPLACER Prep Course is open to anyone.
  • You can retake any ACCUPLACER assessment.
  • ACCUPLACER assessments should be scheduled.
  • Before retaking, you are required to participate in the prep course.
  • There is a retest fee of $10.
  • A report is available after completion.
  • You are supplied pencil, paper, and a calculator if applicable.
  • Any accommodations requests should be done prior to the test date and are not guaranteed.


Manhattan Tech has designed a short-form, non-credit hour course to help students prepare for the ACCUPLACER assessment tests.  This course is open to anyone enrolling at Manhattan Tech.  It is not required for initial testing, but is required for anyone retaking an ACCUPLACER assessment.  For more information contact the Learning Resource Center at, speak with your adviser, or contact the Manhattan Tech Office of Admissions at (785) 587-2800 and select option #4.


ACCUPLACER assessments are typically scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays in the fall and spring semesters, and Tuesdays and Thursdays in the summer semester.  However, days and times can vary depending on campus activities.  Sessions fill up, so make sure to schedule as soon as possible.

Schedule your ACCUPLACER test now! 

All ACCUPLACER testing takes place in the Achievement Center of the Teaching & Learning Center.  Need help scheduling?  Look here for instructions on how to schedule your ACCUPLACER test.  To contact the Teaching & Learning Center, or if you need assistance scheduling email

More information about ACCUPLACER is available online HERE.

Remote Testing

Manhattan Tech is also an ACCUPLACER remote testing site.  In order for a remote ACCUPLACER test to be given you should contact the institution you will be applying with and ask them about ACCUPLACER remote testing.  A $25 testing fee is required at our testing center for all ACCUPLACER remote tests.

Schedule your ACCUPLACER remote test now! 

Look here for instructions on how to schedule your ACCUPLACER test.

More Information

For questions regarding the ACCUPLACER assessments or Manhattan Tech testing policies, contact the Teaching & Learning Center at, or by calling (785) 320-4584.

To request an ACCUPLACER report be sent to another institution complete the form found HERE.

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