ASSESSMENT Information

ACCUPLACER is a series of computer-adaptive placement assessments. ACCUPLACER does not determine your admission status with Kellogg Community College. There are three sections of the ACCUPLACER: sentence skills, reading and arithmetic. Sections are not timed, but students generally spend 30-45 minutes on each; expect to spend about 2 hours if you are taking all three sections.

If you have ACT or SAT scores, you may not need to complete all three sections of the ACCUPLACER. Most Kellogg Community College courses have assessment prerequisite score requirements, so it is important that you take your time and do your best work. Courses will be recommended based on your assessment scores.

If you have previously taken the ASSET, ACCUPLACER, COMPASS or have prior college credits, please speak with an Academic Advisor to determine if you need further testing.

You will need your government or school-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, passport, high school or college ID, military).

For assessment information, please refer to the Assessment Equivalency Chart.

For practice help, visit ACCUPLACER.


The assessment test may be taken according to the following schedule on a walk-in basis at the Battle Creek campus. The assessment schedule is subject to change. Call 269-965-4136 for current schedule information. The assessment test may be taken at our satellite campuses by appointment.

Regular Battle Creek Walk-In Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.*Office closes at 5:45 p.m.
    • *4 p.m. is the last time to start
  • Friday by appointment; call 269-965-4136

Spring Break Hours, April 3 – 6, 2017:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. *Office closes at 4:15 p.m.

CLOSED: Friday, April 14, 2017

ASSESSMENT Retest Policy

Retesting is allowed only when there is a substantial reason to believe the current scores do not represent the student’s current level of knowledge and skills. (The need for a higher score to enter a course or program is not an acceptable reason.)

You must fill out a Request to Retest (obtained and turned into the Testing Center); if approved, you will be required to pay a retest fee to Records and Registration before retesting.