NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER® is a series of computer-adaptive placement assessments. NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER® does not determine admission status with Kellogg Community College. There are three sections of the NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER®: reading, writing, and math. Sections are not timed, but students generally spend 30-45 minutes on each; expect to spend about 2 hours for all three sections.
Kellogg Community College also utilizes ACT, PSAT, and SAT scores. Scores must be within five years to qualify for placement. A student may not need to complete all three sections of the NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER®. View the Placement Equivalency Chart below for more information. Please submit ACT, PSAT or SAT scores to Testing and Assessment.
Most Kellogg Community College courses have placement prerequisite score requirements, so it is important that you take your time and do your best work. Courses will be recommended based on your placement scores.
If a student has previously taken the NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER®, ACCUPLACER®, COMPASS, PSAT, SAT, ACT or high school coursework to meet prerequisites, scores/coursework must be less than (5) years old to meet course requirements. Please speak with an Academic Advisor to determine if further testing is needed.
A government or school-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, passport, high school or college ID, military ID) is required to test.
For placement information, please refer to the Placement Equivalency Chart.
For practice help, visit NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER®.
For math practice: Basic Math Skills Review Sheet
The placement test may be taken according to the following schedule on a walk-in basis at the Battle Creek campus. The placement schedule is subject to change. Call 269-965-4136 for current schedule information. The placement test may be taken at our satellite campuses by appointment. To best prepare for the placement test, free practice sites are:
Regular Battle Creek Walk-In Hours:
- Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. *Office closes at 5:45 p.m.
- *4 p.m. is the last time to start an ACCUPLACER test
- Friday by appointment only; call 269-965-4136 for availability
Placement Retest Policy
Retest Forms are available at any Kellogg Community College Testing Center. Retesting is allowed for a fee of $5 per section. It is strongly recommended the student complete a review before retesting. The retest fee in non-refundable. There is a 24 hour wait time from the completion of the placement test before you are allowed to retest for any of the Placement tests, including test for ESL students.