Placement Testing

Spring Semester Begins Monday, January 13!


Scheduled placement test appointments are recommended, but not required. Walk-in placement testing for HTC students can be permitted during Testing Center hours of operation, but only at the discretion of Testing Center staff. Decisions are determined by available proctor staff, stations, and exam administration requirements for testing currently in progress.


You are required to present a valid photo ID both at the time of check-in and upon request at any point during exam completion! No one will be permitted to test without photo ID.



Brooklyn Park Eden Prairie
MONDAY 10:00-6:00 CLOSED
TUESDAY 10:00-6:00 10:00-6:00
WEDNESDAY 12:00-8:00 10:00-6:00
THURSDAY 10:00-6:00 10:00-6:00









STUDENTS from Other Colleges (MinnState included):  If you have an ACCUPLACER remote testing voucher, you must speak with a Testing Technician to schedule an appointment. Email:
**Online test reservations can ONLY be made by HTC students.**

Frequently Asked ACCUPLACER Questions

What is the purpose of placement testing?

The purpose of the assessment test is to provide you and the college with information about your current academic skill levels in reading, writing, mathematics, and computer literacy. This will help you select appropriate courses, plan a course of study with your Counselor or Academic Advisor, and identify which student services you might want to utilize during your journey.

How many questions do I have to answer on the test?

Here are the number of questions you can expect to see on a given subject placement test:
  • Reading Comprehension: 20 Questions
  • Sentence Skills: 20 Questions
  • Arithmetic: 17 Questions
  • Elementary Algebra: 12 Questions
  • MN Math Assessment/Intermediate Algebra: 20 Questions
  • Computer Literacy: 30 Questions

How is the test given?

The placement tests are computer-based. you will use a keyboard and mouse to enter your answers. No prior computer skills are required.  A Testing Technician will be present if you need assistance or have questions. 

Should I prepare for the placement test?

Yes! Studying for the ACCUPLACER can potentially save you hundreds of dollars in tuition and fees and reduce the number of classes you take at HTC.  Click here to see ACCUPLACER study resources.

Can I retake the ACCUPLACER if I'm not satisfied with my score?

You may retake an ACCUPLACER subject test one time within a two-year period*. Any retests beyond this policy must first be approved by a Enrollment Advisor or Counselor. There is a $10 retest fee for retaking the test.  However, the retest fee will be waived if you can demonstrate that you utilized ACCUPLACER's Web-based Study Application or Study Guide

Do I need to take a placement test?

You may not need to test if you meet one of the following criteria:

...earned a qualifying Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) score:

  • Reading                                                  1047 (score expires after 5 years)
  • College Algebra                                    1158 (score expires after 5 years
  • Statistics                                                1148 (score expires after 5 years)
  • Liberal Arts Mathematics                   1150 (score expires after 5 years)

**MCA scores recorded on a High School Transcript are accepted.

...earned a qualifying ACT/SAT score:

  • English                                                   18+/480+ (scores expire after 5 years)
  • Reading                                                  21+/480+ (scores expire after 5 years)
  • Mathematics                                         22+/530+ (scores expire after 5 years)

**Please email ACT/SAT or MCA score results to Your first and last name must be on the document.

...completed an ACCUPLACER Math test within the last two years, or  completed ACCUPLACER Reading and/or Sentence Skills tests within the last three years:

**Please email ACCUPLACER score results to

...earned an Associate or Baccalaureate degree from a U.S. College or University, or completed college-level coursework at a US College or University with a grade of 'C' or better in any of the following areas:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Literacy

**Please email unofficial college or university transcripts to 

**For transfer evaluation (for credit), mail official college or university transcripts to:  Hennepin Technical College, Transfer Center, 13100 College View Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Can I request accommodations for a disability?

Documentation from an appropriate licensed medical practitioner or agency may be required before accommodations can be arranged. There is no fee for this service.  Students who need testing accommodations must schedule testing arrangements with the Disability Services Coordinator. Please contact or visit Disability Services for more information.

What should I bring to my placement test appointment?

  • You must bring a valid, photo ID to your appointment (ex. driver's license, student ID, passport, etc.)
  • If you have received a Test Waiver Checklist, you should bring it with you

What if I can't come to HTC to take the placement test?

If you can't come in to our Testing Center to take the placement test, here are two possible alternatives:

  1. Find a local community college or university willing to proctor the test. Please contact the HTC Testing Center at either campus by calling 763.488.2590 or Please allow one to two weeks in advance to request a Testing Voucher to be used at the local community college. Proctor fees may apply, which will be your responsibility to satisfy.
  2. Use a virtual proctoring company, Examity. This option will require a quiet, undisturbed testing environment, strong internet access and a webcam. Please contact the HTC Testing Center at either campus at 763.488.2590 or to set up an Examity account. Please allow one to two weeks to process.
    A $25 proctor fee to Examity applies, which will be your responsibility to satisfy.

What happens after I've finished testing?

Upon completion of your placement testing, you will receive a printed copy of your ACCUPLACER test scores.  You will also be offered an opportunity to meet or schedule a time to meet with an HTC Enrollment Advisor for an in-person or phone appointment. You can also email questions to an Advisor as well.