Testing Center

Academic advisors use Accuplacer test results to help place you in classes that match your skill level. The assessment helps identify your knowledge, strength, and needs in math, reading, and writing and to place you in appropriate courses in those areas.

Accuplacer stands for Computer-Adaptive Placement and Assessment Support System and is a web-based computer test. The first set of exams is free. The Re-Test fee is $3 per individual assessment or $9 for the entire set. It is recommended that individuals wait a minimum of two weeks to prepare for a re-test.

NMSU Carlsbad is closed on Fridays, May 21-August 5th

Basic Skills Course Placement

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ACT English SAT (New)SAT (Old) Accuplacer Sentence Score English Course Placement
1-12 10-19 200-309 0-52 CCDE 105N
13-15 20-22 310-399 53-74 CCDE 110N ALP
16-36 23-40 400-800 75-120 ENGL 111G

ACT Reading Accuplacer ReadingReading Course Placement
1-14 0-48 CCDR 105N
15-20 49-73 CCDR 110N
21-36 74-150 No Developmental Reading Required
Accuplacer Mathematics Mathematics Course Placement
0-90 CCDM 105N
90-120 0-65 CCDM 114N
66-103 MATH 120G or MATH 210G
104-120 MATH 121G or MATH 111 or STAT 251G or STAT 271G