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 To register for the ACCUPLACER Assessment, click here

Please read ALL test information below before registering online.  Thank you.


Clarksville Campus Test Site: 331 Drane Street, Ellington Building, Room 207

Fort Campbell Test Site: Bastogne Avenue, APSU Building 203 (next to the Army Ed Center), Room 102


ACCUPLACER is a computerized assessment that provides important information about individual skills and preparation for college-level courses. It is an untimed, adaptive computer-based test that measures skills in reading comprehension (20 questions), sentence skills (20 questions), and elementary algebra (12 questions for APSU applicants and 40 questions for Dual Enrollment applicants). On the reading comprehension test, the student will read one or more passages, and then answer questions about the passages. On the sentence skills test, the student will identify and correct errors in sentence structure and construction shifting (questions asked to rewrite the sentence according to criteria shown). On the elementary algebra test, the student will solve problems that measure algebra skills. The topics included on this test are elementary algebra, intermediate algebra and coordinate geometry. Sample questions as well as a FREE STUDY APP are available at the following website:


KEEP Program—Free Accuplacer Workshops

This is a program provided free of charge to anyone interested in attending Austin Peay State University.  The workshops are held on designated Saturdays at Fort Campbell in the APSU Education Center, Room 102 on Bastogne Avenue.  To see available dates/times, go to or call (931) 221-6550.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Testing Center at 931-221-6269 or email us at


Those required to complete the ACCUPLACER Assessment:


Please pay close attention to the following important information:


Fee Information

Students required to take ACCUPLACER for admission to the University will not be charged a testing fee the first time they test for admission purposes if they test on Clarksville Main Campus or Fort Campbell Campus. Students eligible to take an ACCUPLACER retest or ACT challenge will be charged a $10 fee at the time of their scheduled appointment.

Students who would like to take the ACCUPLACER assessment for a school or institution other than Austin Peay are required to pay a $20 fee at the time of their scheduled appointment. To schedule an ACCUPLACER test for another school or institution, please call the Testing Center at 931-221-6269. Please inform Testing Center staff you would like to test for another school or institution.


ACCUPLACER Retest / ACT Challenge

Some students may be eligible to take an ACCUPLACER retest or ACT challenge. Once you are admitted to the University you will only be able to challenge your placement "enhanced classes" one time providing you are not currently registered in the enhanced course.  Please contact the Testing Center at (931) 221-6269 if you have questions.  Please register for the exam online using the link at the top of the page. See Fee Information above.


Test Dates / Times

Please click on the Test Schedule link at the left of the testing home page to view the current schedule of test dates and times. Please Note: Seating availability is limited, so examinees should schedule in advance.

Evening ACCUPLACER Testing on Main Campus:

Once a month, the Testing Center will administer an evening session of the ACCUPLACER assessment at the Clarksville Campus Testing Center. Evening sessions will start promptly at 5:30 pm and end by 8:00 pm. Evening sessions will only be held on the evening dates listed on the Testing Schedule. To access the Ellington Building, examinees must enter through the front center door that faces Drane Street. The doors to the Ellington Building will lock after normal business hours, so it is critical that examinees arrive on time. If an examinee is late and the doors are locked, the examinee must reschedule. Due to Business Office hours, fee-based tests, including ACT challenges and ACCUPLACER retests, must be paid in cash with exact change. To schedule an appointment for an evening session, examinees must sign up online by clicking the registration link at the top of this screen.


During peak times on the Clarksville Campus, parking availability in the area around the Ellington Building can be limited. Visitors are required by campus police to have parking decals.  Decals can be picked up the day of testing in the Ellington Building Lobby as you enter the main entrance. If you are unfamiliar with campus, please click on the following link to access a Campus Map.  If you are attending an evening test (arriving after 4:30 pm) you may park anywhere on campus without a parking pass, except for designated handicap spaces.

Fort Campbell Visitor Passes

Visitor passes must be obtained from the Fort Campbell Vistor Center located just outside Gate 4 off Fort Campbell Boulevard. Please make sure you have all appropriate documentation with you that is required to obtain a pass:  a valid driver's license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance.



If you require accommodations for your Accuplacer test, please contact APSU Disability Services at 931-221-6230 at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled test date. 


Additional Information

Please dress in layers so that you can adjust to any room temperature.

Food and drink are not allowed in the Testing Center.

Visitors are not permitted in the testing room while testing is in progress.

Children are not allowed in the testing room at any time.