COVID19 UPDATE - All in-person testing has been suspended until further notice. Review Interim alternative placement info for regular students or for potential Running Start students. If no alternative options are appropriate, you may complete the ACCUPLACER test via the Virtual Testing Option listed below.
Alternative placement documents may continue to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org for review. Please contact us through that email if you have questions.
The ACCUPLACER assessment is offered in the Assessment & Placement Center at the Port Angeles campus in the Student Services Building (D), 2nd floor - the building opens at 9:00. There is a $20 fee for placement testing. There are alternative placement options available - please review the options under the section below titled "Not All Students Need to Test". The newest option is placement for students who graduated from high school within the last 5 years with a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA.
Main campus ACCUPLACER testing is offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:00-5:00 pm. The Center will be closed for lunch between 1:00-2:00 pm. To try to complete all sections of the ACCUPLACER within these time frames, it is recommended you check in between 9:00-10:00 am, or 2:00-3:00 pm. No appointment is necessary.
Pay the $20.00 testing fee at Pirate Central on the main floor of the Student Services Building before heading upstairs for the assessment. You will need your receipt, picture ID and your Peninsula College ID number (SID). If you do not have an SID, one will be issued to you when you pay for the assessment. Check out acceptable Accuplacer ID.
Port Townsend Campus: Testing is by appointment. Please call (360) 385-4605 to schedule.
Forks Campus: Testing is by appointment. Please call (360) 374-3223 to schedule.
VIRTUAL TESTING OPTION - Please check out our virtual testing option. While in-person testing is suspended Peninsula College will pay the additional virtual testing fee.
If you don’t live in the area, you may be able to take the ACCUPLACER exam at a college near you and have them send your scores to Peninsula College.
Not All Students Need to Test
Alternative course placement options are available such as Smarter Balanced scores, New! SAT/ACT scores, high school transcripts and college transcripts. See Interim Alternative Placement Options in the documents below.
Getting Prepared is Highly Recommended - We now use the Next Generation version of ACCUPLACER.
- Important things to know on the ACCUPLACER Information Sheet
To further your preparation try these resources:
Accessing your placement scores taken at Peninsula College:
Degree Audit - Log in here as a student with your Peninsula College student identification number and your password (birthdate). The test score tab will appear in the upper right of the screen.
Assessment and Placement Center
Toll Free: 1-877-452-9277 ext. 6346
Fax: (360) 417-6416