Placement Verification Exams

The Office of Advising & Testing administers Placement Verification Exams for students who feel that their ACCUPLACER placement test scores do not accurately reflect their abilities. Placement Verification Exams may only be taken once. Students cannot be placed into a lower level class through the verification process.

Who needs this test?

Placement Verification Exams are an option for students who:

  • Have taken the placement test within the past three years and
  • Believe that their placement test scores do not accurately reflect their abilities and
  • Have never enrolled in the verification course or are within the first week of enrollment of the course in question

Students who have previously enrolled in a course in the subject area that they wish to verify, whether they completed the course or not, are not eligible for the Placement Verification Exam.

What subjects are covered on the test?

Although Placement Verification Exams are different than the original test students can take the Biology Bypass Exam that, if passed, will allow students to bypass the General Biology Prerequisite (BIOL 141 & 143) for upper level Biology courses.

Which Delgado locations offer this test?

The Verification Exam is offered at the City Park and West Bank Campuses as well as the Sidney Collier Learning Site.

What’s the cost of the test?

There is a $10 non-refundable fee for each exam subject. It is advised that students arrive early on exam day to manage the fee payment process. Students will have their testing fee assessed in the Testing Center the day of the exam. Students will then have to pay the fee in the Bursar’s Office and bring the paid receipt back to the Testing Center prior to taking the exam.

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


All Students are limited to 2 attempts at this exam.  If you do not pass the exam on the 2nd attempt, you will be required to take BIOL 141/143.

Time limit: 2 hours (120 minutes)

The test consists of 100 questions randomly selected from established content pools worth 2 points each for a total of 200 points

Resources: No educational resources (no phone, iPad, smart watch, textbook, notes, etc.)

BLANK scratch paper and pencil/pen allowed

At this time 70% or higher will be considered passing.

How do I check available dates and sign up for Verification Exams?

Students interested in Placement Verification Exams should contact their home campus. Some will require students to register in person while others will instruct students to register online.

What happens after I test?

Students who are taking the Placement Verification Exam in Biology will be given their results upon completion of the exam.  Scores will be entered into the school’s registration system immediately should a change in course placement be warranted based on exam results.

Admissions applications must be submitted prior to testing.

Contact Us

City Park Campus
Building 2, Room 302

West Bank Campus
LaRocca Hall, Room 303

Sidney Collier Site
Building 3, Room 117A

River City Site
Building A, Room 238

No personal items, including but not limited to, mobile phones, hand-held computers/personal digital assistants (PDAs) or other electronic devices, pagers, smart watches, purses, firearms or other weapons, hats, sleeping caps, (and other non-religious head coverings), bags, books, and/or notes are allowed in the testing rooms. You must store all personal items in a secure area as indicated by the Testing Center staff or return them to your vehicle. If you refuse to store your personal items, you will be unable to test.  Please bring appropriate forms of identification for the test you are taking.