Assessment Testing

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Assessment Testing

Take a Placement Test

St. Louis Community College uses an untimed, computerized placement test to evaluate your academic skills and place you into appropriate courses.

The placement test gives students’ essential information about their academic skills and needs. Following testing, you and your academic advisor or counselor can review your results and determine coursework that will be appropriate to your academic skills and chosen program of study.

The placement test is required of all students unless academic credentials are submitted that qualify students to take such courses without testing.

Placement tests must be taken at an STLCC location, see locations.

Waive a Placement Test

If you have taken the ACT or SAT, you may waive all or part of the placement test by providing:

Reading and English

STLCC may waive the reading and/or the English portions of the placement test if students provide documentation of one of the following:

  • An ACT score earned within the last three years: 

    • A reading score of 18 or above to waive the reading test.

    • An English score of 18 or above to waive the writing test.

  • An SAT critical reading score of 500 or above to waive the reading and writing tests.

  • A college transcript or grade report documenting successful completion (with a grade of C or higher) of reading and writing course prerequisites.

  • College credit from an accredited institution will waive the reading test.


STLCC may waive the mathematics portion of the placement test if students provide documentation of one of the following:

  • An ACT math score of 19 or above.
  • An SAT math score of 580 or above.
  • A GPA and ACT math score that places the student in a college level math course using the Math Placement Tool.

Math Placement Tool 

If documentation cannot be provided, students will be required to take the appropriate placement tests. Scores will remain valid up to three years from the semester in which the test was taken; thereafter, students will be required to retake the test. 

In addition, some selective admission programs may require additional assessment exams or skills tests.

Placement Testing for Students With a Disability

If you have a disability that requires accommodations for the placement test, please call the Access office at the campus of your choice for an appointment prior to testing. Documentation will be required.

Placement Testing Preparation

For more information check out the ACCUPLACER online guide.

Placement Testing Locations



Testing Center: A-153


Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m.-Noon

For more information, call 314-513-4292


Testing Center: G-229


Monday-Thursday: 9a.m.-5:30 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m.-Noon

For more information, call 314-644-9233


Testing Center: Room IR (Library) 205


Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m.-Noon 

For more information, call 314-984-7596


Testing Center Student Information Desk


Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.- Noon

For more information, call 636-422-2000

Student Information Desk

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an evening testing time, call 314-984-7200

Student Information Desk

Monday-Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.

For information, call 314-763-6000

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Retaking your test

If you feel like you can do better on your placement test, we welcome you to try again. You’re  allowed to retake each test twice in a calendar year. Each retake will come with a $10 fee and require you to wait 24 hours from the previous session.

Once a student enrolls in a reading, English, or math course sequence, he or she must receive retake authorization from the appropriate department chair.

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