ACCUPLACER was designed to help you succeed in college. Your score helps you and your adviser determine which courses are most appropriate for your current level of knowledge and skills. Once you identify your academic strengths and needs, you can get the help you need to improve underdeveloped skills before they can interfere with your learning.
The Accuplacer/Basic Skills Assessment is designed to place you in appropriate levels of math and English. The better you score, the more likely you are to place into college level courses. By taking the time to refresh and fine-tune your math and English skills, you could end up saving a good deal of time and money by placing out of developmental classes. That is why it is important for you to review prior to taking the test. Your scores determine your placement, and there are no “re-tests.“
(If you have not already done so, please take the time to read over the Accuplacer FAQ page)