Placement Testing (ACCUPLACER)

Practice and be prepared for ACCUPLACER by using College Board's online test-prep resources.

Effective immediately, you are no longer required to complete the placement test.

However, if you have already paid for a placement assessment there will be no refunds given as the test has a no refund policy.

To learn more about what this policy change means for you, please see your advisor.

Especially see an advisor if you have documentation * showing that you are eligible for higher placement in Math and/or English, or if you want to discuss placement testing options.

You cannot retake the Accuplacer Placement Test, you must register to take the Verification test in person at the Testing Center.

Delgado Community College no longer requires placement assessment for 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 Center for New Student Engagement and Transition administers a standardized placement assessment, the College Board ACCUPLACER Next Generation Test.  Applicants will not be refused admission to the college because of assessment scores. If placement assessment is taken, scores are valid for three years and are used for academic advising and placement only. You cannot retake the Accuplacer Placement Test, you must register to take the Verification test in person at the Testing Center.

*If providing placement documentation such as ACT/SAT scores, college transcripts, high school/Dual Enrollment transcripts, or placement verification test scores, please bring these documents to your advising session.

Who needs this placement assessment?

No one needs the placement assessment, however those who did not attain at least the following sub-scores on the ACT test within the past three years or have not taken English and/or Math at a college will automatically be eligible for placement into Math 097, ALIT 099, and CCSS 107:

  • Math 097-Intensive Intermediate Algebra
  • ALIT 099-Academic Literacy
  • CCSS 107-College and Career Success Skills

ACT sub scores

  • English: 16
  • Math: 17
  • Reading: 17

Transfer or Re-Admit students who did not attain at least the above sub-scores on the ACT test within the past three years or did not complete an English or Math class from their previous institution.  Transfer and Re-Admit students should verify with the Academic Advisor associated with their program/academic division the necessity to complete the placement test.

The following Technical Division programs require no placement assessment:

  • Barber Stylist, T.D.
  • Carpentry, C.T.S.
  • Certified HVAC Technician, C.T.S.
  • Cosmetology, T.D.
  • Commercial Electrician, C.T.S.
  • Precision Machining, C.T.S.
  • Residential Electrician, C.T.S.
  • Small Industrial Electrician, C.T.S.
  • Welding, C.T.S. programs. 

Important Notes

An English ACT score of 1617 qualifies students to take Delgado's ENGL 110, an intensive five credit hour college composition course that is equivalent to ENGL 101.  An English ACT score of 18 places a student directly into ENGL 101English Composition I without the need for any developmental coursework in English.    

A Math ACT score of 1–16 qualifies students to take Delgado's MATH 097—Intensive Intermediate Algebra, while a score of 17–19 qualifies students for Delgado’s MATH 099—Algebra Foundations II, 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?

Writing, Reading, and based on demonstrated proficiency up to two levels of Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics and Advanced Algebra & Functions) 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 and River City Learning Sites.

Are there study/preparation materials?

Yes! Please visit College Board's online test prep-resources for ACCUPLACER for sample questions and the free Official Study App.

Sign up for Free review and skills-boosting courses to prepare for the placement exam. English/Reading and Math classes both have two weeks of class.

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


  • ENGL 110 - Intensive English Composition I: Writing Score of 240-249 and No Developmental Reading Required
  • ENGL 101English Composition I: Writing Score of 250-300 and No Developmental Reading Required


  • MATH 120Contemporary Math: Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics Score of 250-262 or Advanced Algebra & Functions Score el 200–249
  • MATH 130College Algebra: Advanced Algebra & Functions Score of 250-275


  • No Reading Classes Required: Reading Score of 256-300

How do I pay for the assessment?

Delgado students will be charged a $15 non-refundable fee upon scheduling the assessment.  The cost is $40 for non-Delgado students.  Non-Delgado students should contact the Testing Center at their Campus or Site for more information. 

Payment by Debit/Credit Card - Quick & Easy: Reserve Your Seat Now!
Schedule your ACCUPLACER Placement exam online by clicking on your campus below; and  follow the instructions to schedule a test date and time and pay online.

Cash Payments
Cash payments can be made at the Bursar Office on the City Park and West Bank Campuses. Receipt of payment must be brought to the Testing Center to complete the registration process.

Please note: Examinees must arrive 45 minute prior to the beginning of a test for cash payments in order to test on the same day. Paying and testing on the same day depends on seat availability in the Testing Center.

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

Click on your campus or learning site below to schedule your test.  Once there, choose ACCUPLACER as your group and Placement Assessment for your semester/term of entry as your exam.  

City Park

West Bank

Sidney Collier

River City

What happens after I complete the assessment?

First Time Freshman will be sent directly to advisors in the Center for New Student Engagement and Transition for Advising and Registration.  Re-Admit and Transfer students may meet with their divisional advisor and/or register on-line via LoLA (Delgado’s online student portal).

Contact Us

City Park Campus
Building 2, Room 302
(504) 671-5080
West Bank Campus
LaRocca Hall, Room 303
(504) 762-3198
Sidney Collier Site
Building 3, Room 117A
(504) 941-8526
River City Site
Building A, Room 238
(504) 342-3412


Admissions applications must be submitted prior to assessment. 

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 (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.

If you arrive 15 minutes after the exam is scheduled to start, you will forfeit your registration and will have to repay to reschedule the exam. To reschedule your exam, you must call 24 hours in advance or you will also forfeit your registration and will have to repay to reschedule the exam.