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Placement Testing

If you are a new student entering Clark State for the first time, you most likely will be required to take the ACCUPLACER placement test. The ACCUPLACER placement test will assess your skill levels in reading, writing and mathematics based on your major at Clark State. The initial ACCUPLACER placement test is free. A $15 fee will be charged for a retest. Most often, placement test scores will remain valid for three years.

If you have taken either the ACT or SAT within the past three years and have received the appropriate scores, you may be excused from the placement test. (See Entrance Exams in the College Catalog for scores.)

If you test below a given skill level, you may be required to take a College Preparatory Education (CPE) course. College Preparatory Education courses are designed to build skills so that you'll succeed in college-level classes. If you are required to take at least one College Preparatory Education course, you may be eligible for Student Support Services.

Placement Test Appointments

An appointment is required to take the ACCUPLACER placement test.
The test will take approximately three hours. ACCUPLACER testing days and times may be adjusted.

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

Springfield, Leffel Lane:

  • please call 937.328.6049 for an appointment
  • located in the Student Academic Support Center in Rhodes Hall

Beavercreek, Greene Center:

  • please call 937.429.8921 for an appointment
  • located in Room 121

Bellefontaine, Ohio Hi-Point:

  • please call 937.328.6484 for an appointment

Remote Testing

Due to the Modified Schedule, all placement tests will be proctored virtually. Please complete the request for Remote Placement Test request form. Once we’ve received the completed form a staff member will contact you within two business days to arrange a remote placement test.

Note: Students must have a desktop, laptop or chromebook with a camera to test remotely.

Wondering if you need to take placement tests? Check out our Placement Testing Guide to answer your questions!

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