The Accuplacer placement test provides information about students’ English and Math skills.  Results are used to place students in the appropriate-level course(s).  More information about Accuplacer is available at




Accuplacer Preparation

Salem Community College has created some helpful material that can prepare you for the Accuplacer test. Please review the documentation if you are taking the Accuplacer test.




You can register for the Accuplacer by clicking on the desired date. Click on the word “Accuplacer”, within the calendar, on the desired date that you wish to register. Then click on the “Register” link just below the details of the Accuplacer. Fill out the registration form and click “Save Registration”. If you need assistance with registering you can call 856.351.2703. 

If you are retaking the Accuplacer exam, you MUST pay the retake fee before you take the exam. If you do not pay the fee, you will not be allow to take the exam on the day you are registering. You can pay electronically by reading the instructions below, or call Student Accounts at 856.351.2606. The Retake Fee is Non-Refundable

How to Pay for Accuplacer Retake Exam


Register for the Accuplacer

Need help registering, call 856.351.2703 or 856.351.2716


Students must submit an admissions application two weeks prior to scheduling placement testing. The test takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete. Students must bring a government-issued photo ID.

To reserve a seat for testing, call 856.351.2703 or 856.351.2716.


Who must take the Accuplacer Test?

  • All new degree/certificate-seeking students
  • All non-degree students who wish to take a math or English course or any other course that has a math or English prerequisite
  • Students who tested more than three years ago but did not enroll in courses.


Who is exempt?

  • Students who present proof of completion of the Accuplacer Test at another N.J. college (within three years). May be exempt.
  • Students who present proof (transcript or grade report) of successfully completing a college-level math and English course at another college.
  • Students who provide proof of having taken the SAT within the past three years with a score of 540 or higher in the critical reading section are exempt from the English Accuplacer test.
  • Students who provide proof of having taken the SAT, within the past three years with a score of 530 of higher in mathematics, are exempt from the math accuplacer test.
  • Students who have completed high school with a 3.0 or higher G.P.A. (out of 4.0) are exempt.
  • Current high school juniors and seniors with a 3.0 or higher G.P.A. (out of 4.0) are exempt.