ACCUPLACER and CELSA Placement

Five Easy Steps

Step 1 - Visit the Enrollment Center

  • Fill out and submit a Student Information Form (SIF) or download and print out a SIF (below) and bring it an Academic Adviser in the Enrollment Center:
  • SIF English version (.pdf)
  • SIF En Español (.pdf)
  • SIF Hoop of Learning, (.pdf) a High School to College Bridge Program for Native-American Students.

Step 2 - Study and prepare to take ACCUPLACER or CELSA placement.

ACCUPLACER CELSA

The ACCUPLACER assessment test measures your reading, writing and math knowledge level so we can identify the best classes for your success.

It’s free, multiple-choice, computerized, and untimed. Plan on about 2 hours.

Prepare for the ACCUPLACER

ACCUPLACER Bookmark Study Guides & Resources (.pdf)
ACCUPLACER Practice Tests
More ACCUPLACER Practice Tests
Writing portion (.pdf) of the Accuplacer
For ACCUPLACER Learning Tools click on: varsitytutors.com/practice-tests

New students who speak English as a second language are required to take the CELSA assessment test.

This test measures your understanding of the English language. Your score helps us identify which classes are most appropriate for you.

CELSA is a free, 75-question, multiple-choice, computerized test. The CELSA test is written in English and is a 45-minute timed test.

Prepare for the CELSA

Step 3 - Take ACCUPLACER or CELSA

Main Campus Testing Schedule
ACCUPLACER Test - Allow at least 2 hours to complete test
Monday-Thursday

Testing begins at 8:00 am 

Last test begins at 4:30 pm*

Testing Services closes at 7 pm.

All tests must be completed by 6:50 pm.

 Friday

Testing begins: 9 a.m. 

Last test begins: 3:15 pm*

Testing Services closes: 4:30 pm.

Tests must be completed by 4:20 pm.

CELSA - 45 minute timed test
Monday-Thursday

Testing begins: 8 a.m.

Last test begins at 5:45 p.m.* 

Testing Services closes: 7 p.m.

Tests must be completed by 6:50 p.m.

Friday

Testing begins: 9 a.m.

Last test begins: 3 p.m.*

Testing Services closes: 4:30 p.m.

Tests must be completed by 4:20 p.m.

North Campus Testing Schedule
 TEST  Monday-Thursday  Friday 
ACCUPLACER
Allow at least 2 hours to complete.
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.* 9 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.*

*Arrive 15 minutes early. Bring a current photo ID (GCC ID, high school ID, driver's license, passport or government/state issued ID).

Students must allow enough time to take a timed test. 

Step 4 - See Academic Advisor

If you are a new student, take your ACCUPLACER Score Report to Gaucho 101 adjacent to Testing Services where you will meet with an advisor and build your first-semester class schedule. See recommended course placement details on Course Placement Chart (PDF).

Continuing students that are retesting may see an academic advisor in the Enrollment Center.

Scores are also available in 24 hours after testing in your my.maricopa.edu/ student account. 

Step 5 - Retest

May I retest? Yes! You may retest after 24-hours (or later). Then, wait three months (or later) and you can retest a second time. Scores are valid for two years.

Contact:

Building: Testing & Student Success Services (TS3)
Phone: (623) 845-3058
Fax: (623) 845-3346
Email: Testing.Services@gccaz.edu