Accuplacer ESL

(Sam Houston State University Policy Information–Revised 11/02/2015)

ACCUPLACER ESL tests are designed to provide placement, advisement, and guidance information for students entering institutions of higher education. These tests are developed by College Board, with the help of committees of college faculty, to provide information about the student’s level of skill and accomplishment in listening, reading, English, and writing.  It determines which courses are appropriate for the student. ACCUPLACER ESL presents the tests in a computer-adaptive mode and scores are available immediately after testing.

TESTING DAYS AND TIMES (Huntsville Campus):

  • Monday - Friday
  • Schedule (8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.)
  • Walk-in basis (7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
  • Examinees need to report to the testing site at least 15-30 minutes prior to their scheduled testing time
  • Three hour time limit

REGISTRATION/ADMINISTRATION/TEST FEE:

  • $50.00 (non-refundable, non-transferable)
  • Examinees may register for a scheduled test date via our website at www.shsu.edu/testing
  • Seating is limited and registrations are done on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Rescheduling will require a payment of another registration/administration/test fee
  • If testing remotely, please view the REMOTE TEST section

REMOTE TEST

Individuals wishing to test at a remote location must fill out the remote test application and submit at least 3 days in advance of their desired test date. Same day processing is not allowed. Please access the menu to the right to obtain the Remote Test Application. After submission, a Testing Center staff member will verify required information and reach out to the examinee (via email) regarding payment. Examinees should click here to make a payment for a remote test after being contacted.

ITEMS NEEDED

  • Current, unexpired picture identification (i.e., driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID, military ID, student ID, etc.)
  • Second form of ID (i.e., any of the previously listed photo IDs, social security card, birth certificate, credit/debit card, library card, etc.)
  • Student ID number 

SCORES:

  • Scores will be available immediately following completion of the test

RETAKES

  • Students taking the ACCUPLACER ESL can retest at any time
  • Registration/administration/test fee applies

ACCUPLACER ESL WEBSITE:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Website: www.shsu.edu/testing 
  • Email: test.ctr@shsu.edu<
  • Visit: Academic Building IV, Room 102
  • Call: (936) 294-1025
  • Write: SHSU-Testing Center, Box 2240, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2240