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Placement Exams


ACCUPLACER exam scores, when appropriate, can be used to exempt a student from learning support placement. ACCUPLACER scores for Learning support exemption can be found in the Learning Support section of the catalog.


ACCUPLACER exams are administered through the Testing Center. There is a seven-day period between test and retest attempts. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in the online Middle Georgia State University ACCUPLACER Preparation/Remediation webpage before the retest attempt. A $35 fee will be charged for each retest regardless of the number of subject areas tested.  The final attempt to take the ACCUPLACER exam is the last business day before the beginning of classes for the appropriate session of the semester. Additional information can be obtained at or by contacting the Testing Center.


A student who has been dismissed and has not taken any college work in the USG system for at least one year may be retested in any unsatisfied area and readmitted without any LS requirements if they meet the institutional criteria for exemption. ACCUPLACER test scores are good for one year.

Mathematics Placement Exam

Placement into the appropriate mathematics course is key to successfully completing all mathematics requirements in the curriculum. The Mathematics Placement Exam ( must be taken prior to enrolling in College Algebra (MATH 1111), Plane Trigonometry (MATH 1112), Precalculus Mathematics (MATH 1113), Discrete Mathematics (MATH 2120) or Calculus I (MATH 1251) unless one or more of the other prerequisites have been satisfied.

The minimum scores necessary on the Mathematics Placement Exam are:

Course Minimum Score on Mathematics Placement Exam
MATH 1111 - College Algebra 12
MATH 1112 - Plane Trigonometry 18
MATH 1113 - Precalculus Mathematics 18
MATH 2120 - Discrete Mathematics 18
MATH 1251 - Calculus I 24

A&P Online Program and Readiness Exam

Students who do not meet the prerequisites for BIOL 1114, may register for an online program and readiness exam as an alternate way to gain eligibility to enroll in the course. Successful completion of the online program and readiness exam allows the student to enroll in BIOL 1114 course but does not guarantee success in the course. It is not a substitute for completion of the college preparatory curriculum or prior knowledge equivalent to BIOL 1001K. Students should contact the Department of Natural Sciences for additional information.

Placement Policy for Language Courses

It is in a student's best interest to take the language course that best fits his/her abilities.

ML 1001 is appropriate for students who have no previous language-learning experience, who can say a few words of phrases, and/or who have a RCHS deficiency in foreign language.

Students wishing to take ML 1002 must first contact the Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts, and take a placement test. Students wishing to take ML 2001 or 2002 must first speak with a Modern Language advisor (in the Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts) or provide CLEP exam credits.

Prerequisite overrides must be approved by a Modern Language advisor.

Students who pass the Modern Language program's placement test in French, German, Latin, or Spanish and place into a course (testing out of ML 1001 and taking ML 1002 for instance) will receive K credit for the course(s) out of which they tested. Students may take the program's placement exam only once.