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Placement Assessment

If you are a new Clark State student, you may be required to take the ACCUPLACER placement assessment. The ACCUPLACER placement assessment will evaluate your skill levels in reading and mathematics based on your major at Clark State. The initial ACCUPLACER placement assessment is free. A $15 fee will be charged for a retake, and a waiting period of 7, 30 or 120 days will be required between attempts. Most often, placement assessment scores will remain valid for two years.

If you have ACT, SAT scores within the past two years or transcripts from high school (two years) or another college, you may be excused from parts of the placement assessment. Please contact an Academic Advisor to learn more about your options. Click on the “Schedule an Advising Appointment” link below the Academic Advisor’s name who corresponds with your location/major. 

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Students may be exempt from placement assessment if they:

  • Provide evidence of satisfactory ACT and/or SAT scores in English, reading and math that were earned in the last three years.
  • Graduated high school and can provide transcripts with satisfactory Algebra II within the last two years and English 12 letter grades within the last three years.
  • Provide evidence of an earned a degree or have college course credit from another accredited higher education institution.
  • Enroll in workforce development courses.
  • Are mature citizens taking courses on an audit basis.

If you met any of the above requirements to be exempt from placement assessment, please email a copy of your scores and/or transcripts to for further evaluation.

You are required to take the reading placement assessment if:

  • Your ACT Reading score is below 14.
  • Your SAT evidence-based reading and writing score is below 410.
  • You have no evidence of prior satisfactory scores, grades, college credits.

You are required to take the quantitative reasoning placement assessment if:

  • Your ACT math score is below 15.
  • Your SAT math score is below 400.
  • You have no evidence of prior satisfactory scores, grades, college credits.

You are required to take the advanced algebra placement assessment if:

  • You plan to enroll in MTH 1280 – College Algebra or higher-level math.

Placement assessment requirements may vary per major. Please work with your Admissions Specialist or Academic Advisor to determine if the placement assessment is necessary. Please Note: All placement scores are valid for 2 years.

Schedule Your Placement Assessment

All students are encouraged to prepare for the assessment prior to their scheduled assessment date. Valuable resources can be found on our website. The assessment review videos were created by Clark State faculty to help students prepare for placement assessment. Accuplacer also offers a free study application for student to practice questions and improve their skills.

Call or select your assessment location below to schedule your placement assessment:

  • Springfield
    570 East Leffel Lane, 1st Floor Rhodes Hall | Springfield, 45505
  • Beavercreek
    3775 Pentagon Boulevard  |  Beavercreek, OH 45431
  • Bellefontaine
    2280 State Route 540  |  Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 
  • Xenia
    334 Progress Drive, Suite 200  |  Xenia, Ohio 45385

The assessment will take approximately three hours and may include: math, reading and/or a technology assessment.
Available days and times may be adjusted.

  • Bring a valid photo ID when you take the placement assessment.
  • If you have a documented disability (either a physical or learning disability) and need accommodations for taking the placement assessment, make prior arrangements with the Office of Accessibility.

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