Placement Test Score Guide
Examples of testing accommodations include:
- Tests read-aloud by a computer or a proctor.
- Tests printed with large print font or magnified on a computer.
- Tests printed on colored paper.
- Tests with reduced distraction or extra time.
ASU-Beebe offers accommodations on every test given. You will need to allow 24 hours from registering to take the test for your instructor and the Testing Center to communicate about passwords or testing materials to assist you in your test with accommodations.
On test day, please bring a government-issued photo ID.
The Accuplacer exam is a computerized test that evaluates students' reading, math and English skills to place them in the appropriate college courses by assessing their skills and knowledge.
While the test is not timed, it is recommended to set aside at least one and a half to two hours if you are taking the whole thing. There are three sections:
- Reading | 20 multiple-choice reading comprehension questions.
- WritePlacer | 300 to 600 word essay related to the given topic. OR Writing | 20 multiple-choice grammar-related questions.*
- Quantitive Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS) | 20 multiple-choice algebra questions.
How much does the test cost?
The Accuplacer test costs $15 whether the examinee takes one or all subjects. *Please note that if you take only the Accuplacer reading test solely to apply to the LPN or RN programs, the cost is only $5.
Where do I pay for the test?
When is the exam offered?
The Accuplacer is offered at different times for each campus.
How can I register for this exam?
Click on a registration link above to schedule a test. If you are having issues online, please call the campus you are wishing to test at for assistance in scheduling your next exam.
How can I prepare for this exam?
Test prep information can be found at:
- CollegeBoard Accuplacer (Information for Students)
- Study Apps for tablets, smartphones, and computers
- Next-Generation Practice Tests
- 63 Writeplacer Help Guide
Can I use a calculator?
You cannot use a hand-held calculator, though there is one on-screen to use during the math portion of the test.
What should I bring on the day of the test?
You must bring the receipt from the Cashier’s Office and a valid photo ID.
When will I receive my scores?
You may print your results as soon as you complete the exam. You may also look up your score at the Accuplacer Score Report.
What is the retest policy?
You can retest the next available testing day to repeat any section of the Accuplacer exam. You can take the Accuplacer test up to three times within 30 days.
The student will need to schedule their exam time by coordinating with their instructor and the Testing Coordinator. You will need to wait 24 hours after scheduling your make-up test to take it in order to allow time for your instructor to communicate with the Testing Center about testing materials.
Students who need accommodations for testing due to a professionally diagnosed and documented disability, must contact Disability Services.
Part-time adjunct faculty or their designee(s) are responsible for transportation and submission of test materials to the Testing Center either in-person, by email or via campus mail.
A $25 non-refundable administration fee is charged for each exam.
Payment can be made at the Cashier's/Business Offices at each of our campus locations before the exam is administered.
Correspondence tests may be taken at any campus location.
Please contact the Testing Center to schedule an appointment to take an exam. You will need to allow 24 hours from registering to taking the test to allow time for your instructor and the Testing Center to communicate about testing materials.
It is the responsibility of the examinee to supply the Testing Center with all the necessary information for correspondence testing and ensure all testing materials are received by the Testing Coordinator before a test can be administered.
$25 administration fee receipt.
The Dantes Subject Standardized Test is a credit-by-exam testing program. DSST is designed to measure and evaluate an individual’s knowledge of a particular subject. The program has made over 30 test titles available to candidates to receive course credit by simply obtaining a passing score for the exam.
- Military personnel receive one free exam per test title. If the test is not passed and the candidate wishes to retest, the test and administration fee will apply. Bring paid receipt from the ASU-Beebe Business Office to test site on the day of the exam.
- Non-military personnel pay the following amounts on the day of the exam:
- $100 per test with a credit card only (VISA, Mastercard or American Express).
- The test fee is paid at the candidate’s testing station before beginning the test.
- $25 non-refundable administration fee (debit card, credit card, check or money order payable to ASU-Beebe).
- Individuals cannot pay for the exam before the day of the test.
This exam is only offered on the Little Rock Air Force Base (LRAFB) campus.
Advanced registration is required. Registration for this exam is paper-based and specific to the LRAFB campus. Students must register for the test at the LRAFB campus no later than 5 p.m. the day prior to testing.
Candidates are able to view their scores immediately after the completion of the test. The candidate will then be able to print their scores. Additionally, the candidate can view their scores after completion by logging onto Prometric TC Net. The public speaking exam is the only DSST exam that cannot be viewed by logging into the candidate's account.
These reports are mailed to the candidate’s designated institution within seven to ten business days. Candidates may not receive an official score report if the candidate has previously taken the test and has not paid the testing and administration fee. DSST currently does not prevent DANTES-funded candidates from completing a test without payment.
Candidates must wait 30 days from the last testing date before retesting on the same exam title. Candidates who test on the same exam title within 30 days will receive an invalis score report.
To be considered for the Registered Nursing program, all applicants must take the HESI LPN to ADN or the HESI EMS to ADN entrance exam and the Acuplacer reading exam. Both the HESI and the Accuplacer reading exams must be taken at the same time on one of the scheduled dates and times at the Beebe or Searcy campus during the semester prior to the applicant’s start date. Plan ahead and prepare well for the exam. The testing schedule is limited, so don’t wait and risk your seat in the program. Remember that if you do not achieve the minimum score, you will need to remediate, study more and retest. Remember that the testing must be done on the scheduled days and times.
Pricing of Tests
- LPN to ADN Admission- $66
- EMS to ADN Admission- $41
- Prospective RN students are also required to take the Accuplacer reading exam.
The Accuplacer reading test assesses your ability to derive meaning from a range of texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas, writing modes and complexities. Both single and paired passages are included. The Accuplacer reading subtest is a computer-adaptive, untimed test designed to help accurately place students into appropriate class levels by assessing their skills and knowledge. Computer adaptive testing means that the test will use a complex algorithm to adjust the complexity level of the questions over time based on your previous responses. The result is an accurate representation of your capabilities with no outside influence. As such, the test is not scored as either passing or failing, and instead reflects your aptitude upon completion. Applicants must earn a minimum reading score of 253.
HESI LPN to ADN Entrance Exam
This is a 75-item comprehensive exam for Licensed Practical Nurses seeking entrance into the ADN program that identifies strengths and weaknesses in PN content areas and the possible need for remediation prior to entrance. To enter the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, applicants are required to complete the HESI LPN to ADN entrance exam. There is no minimum score for applicants to the ADN program. Please refer to the ADN program admissions requirements to learn how scores are ranked with other criteria to determine selection into the program. Applicants can take the test two times during one semester. All applicants are highly encouraged to prepare thoroughly for the exam. The following content areas are included in the exam:
- Pediatric Nursing
- Professional Issues
- Psychiatric and Mental Illness
HESI EMS to ADN Entrance Exam
To enter the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, applicants are required to complete the HESI EMS to ADN Entrance Exam. This is a 50-item exam designed for paramedics seeking entrance into an ADN program that identifies strengths and weaknesses in EMS content areas and the possible need for remediation prior to entrance. There is no minimum score for applicants to the ADN program. Please refer to the ADN program admissions requirements to learn how scores are ranked with other criteria to determine selection into the program. Applicants can take the test one time during one semester. The following content areas are included in the exam:
- Psychiatric and Mental Illness
- Physical Assessment
The HESI A2 with critical thinking is $64.
This assessment is only utilized for specific ASU-Beebe degree programs, such as the Agricultural Technology/John Deere program.
Currently, there is no fee for this exam.
This test is offered only on the Beebe campus.
The exam is offered on an as-needed basis.
You will receive your scores upon completion of your test.
What should I bring on the day of the test?
You must bring a current government-issued photo ID.
Pearson MyLab is an online platform used in many of our math courses.
There is no fee for taking this test. Please have your current photo ID with you when you arrive to test.