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 (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.

December 2, 2015 Testing Schedule

The Testing Center will be closed the morning of December 2, 2015. No scheduled exams will be available; however, walk-ins for the TSI/ACCUPLACER exams will be allowed beginning at 1:00 p.m.

December 17, 2015 Testing Schedule

The Testing Center will be closed between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on December 17, 2015. No scheduled exams or walk-ins will be available during this time. Walk-ins for the TSI/ACCUPLACER exams will be allowed beginning at 1:00 p.m. Scheduled exams for the 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. test sessions will not be affected.


 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


  • $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


  • 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 will be available immediately following completion of the test


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






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