First Time Freshmen ONLY



Delgado Community College requires placement assessment for all potential students who have not taken the ACT test within the past three years or who do not have sufficient ACT scores for class placement. The Office of Advising & Testing administers a standardized placement assessment, the College Board ACCUPLACER.  Applicants will not be refused admission to the college because of assessment scores. Scores are valid for three years and are used for academic advising and placement only.

Who needs this placement assessment?

* An English ACT score of 16 - 17 qualifies students to take Delgado's ENGL 110, an intensive five credit hour college composition course that is equivalent to ENGL 101.  Students may also choose to enroll in a traditional ENGL 099 course.  An English ACT score of 18 places a student directly into ENGL 101 – English Composition I without the need for any developmental coursework in English.    

** A Math ACT score of 14 - 16 qualifies students to take Delgado's MATH 098 - Algebra Foundations I, while a score of 17 -19 qualifies students for Delgado’s MATH 099 – Algebra Foundations II.  A Math ACT Score of 19-21 qualifies students to enroll in MATH 120 – Contemporary Math or MATH 128 – Applied Algebra..  A Math ACT score of at least 22 is needed for students who want to take Delgado’s MATH 130 – College Algebra.  

What subjects are covered on the placement assessment?

Sentence Skills, Reading Comprehension, and based on demonstrated proficiency up to two levels of Mathematics (Elementary Algebra and College Level Math) are all covered on the assessment.

What Delgado locations offer the ACCUPLACER assessment?

The ACCUPLACER placement assessment is offered at the City Park and West Bank Campuses as well as the Sidney Collier Learning Site.

What’s the cost of the assessment?

Delgado students will be charged a $15 non-refundable fee for the assessment on the administration date.  The cost is $40 for non-Delgado students.

Are there study/preparation materials?

Yes! Please click the image below for sample questions and the free Official Study App.


 What ACCUPPLACER scores do I need to place into Delgado college level classes?




How do I check available dates and sign up for the Delgado placement Assessment?

To schedule your test today, click on the following link:
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What happens after I complete the assessment?

First Time Freshman will be sent directly to advisors in the Office of Advising and Testing for Advising and Registration.  Re-Admit and Transfer students may meet with their divisional advisor and/or register on-line via LoLA.

Contact Us:

City Park Campus
Building 2, Room 302

West Bank Campus
LaRocca Hall, Room 303

Sidney Collier Site
Building 3, Room 117A

Admissions applications must be submitted prior to assessment.

Please do not bring any food, drink, cell phones, purses, wristlets or bags into the Testing Center. The only thing you are required to have on test day is a photo ID.

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