Math Placement Testing at Shippensburg University

About the Math Placement Test:

SAT-M (Prior to March 2016)

  • A Math Placement Test is required for first-year students whose SAT-M is ≤ 520
  • Students with Math SAT scores >530 are not required to take the Math Placement Test; however, it may be beneficial depending on intended major to complete the "Optional Math Testing." See the Optional Testing page for more information.

SAT-M (AFTER March 2016)

  • A Math Placement Test is required for first-year students whose SAT-M is ≤ 550
  • Students with Math SAT scores > 550 are not required to take the Math Placement Test; however, it may be beneficial depending on your intended major. See the Optional Testing page for more information.

ALL Math Placement Testers

  • The test is computerized and is completed using ACCUPLACER, a program created by the College Board.
  • No special computer skills are required to complete the test.
  • The test consists of a variety of items including solving problems using algebra, geometry, and/or trigonometry.
  • The majority of test items include content normally encountered by students in the typical high school college-preparatory mathematics curriculum.
  • Calculators are NOT permitted during testing.
  • Your test results will determine your eligibility to enroll in college-level math courses

Review for Math Placement Test

Accuplacer App

It is highly recommended that you spend time reviewing before taking the Math Placement Test—small amounts of studying can go a long way. If you don’t know where to start, go to the ACCUPLACER website and download their free, easy-to-use, and very helpful App. We created a step-by-step TUTORIAL (shown below) that explains how to get started.



Tutorial for Accuplacer App

Creating an Account

  1. Go to: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students
  2. Scroll down to bottom of page.
  3. Click on Get Free App.
  4. Click on Add to Cart.
  5. Click on Check Out.
  6. Fill in your information and click Continue.
  7. You will be taken to the Review Order & Pay tab.
  8. Decide if you want emails about new products and product updates. If not, uncheck box.
  9. Click on Continue.
  10. You will be directed to the Order Confirmation tab.
  11. Check the email that you provided and open the confirmation email.
  12. Lastly, follow the instructions provided in the confirmation email.

Using the App

  • Once you have completed the steps above, you can access the App at the following link: https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login.
  • Sign in with the Email Address and Password you registered with.
  • ALL STUDENTS should at least work through both the Elementary Algebra and Arithmetic practice options.

We highly recommend that any student who plans to be a Math, Science, Middle-level Education, or Business major work up to the College-Level Math practice option as it will best prepare you for the questions you will need to answer correctly for optimal Math placement at Shippensburg University.

Accuplacer App Combo