Accuplacer®

The Accuplacer is administered by appointment only. A fee of $23.50 per attempt is due at registration. The Accuplacer can be attempted two times per semester. A valid Boise State or government ID is required at check-in. Personal items are not allowed in the exam room. A TI 30X IIS calculator and scratch paper will be provided. If you live outside the Boise area and need to take the Accuplacer remotely, you may select Accuplacer for Math Placement (Virtual Proctoring) on step 2 of the registration form.

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How is math placement determined?

All students seeking a degree must complete 3-5 credits in mathematics, placement tests do not waive this requirement. Please speak with an adviser before taking the Accuplacer. Your scores from the math portions of the ACT® or SAT® tests can be used for placement. See The table below for placement cutoffs. You may take the indicated course if your score is high enough. You may be exempt from the placement exam if you have taken an appropriate prerequisite course. Math 15 and Math 25 do not require a placement exam. Prior to selecting a math course, check the course prerequisites and the degree requirements for your major.

Placement Chart

ACT® (Math Portion)SAT® (Math Portion)ACCUPLACER®COURSE PLACEMENT:
No PrerequisiteNo PrerequisiteNo PrerequisiteMATH 15 or MATH 25
18430244 (QAS)CHEM 99, MATH 108, MATH 123
23540256 (QAS)CHEM 101, CMGT 110, ITM 225, MATH 143, MATH 157, MATH 254
27620254 (AAF)BIOL 191,CHEM 111, MATH 144, MATH 160, MATH 187
29+650+268 (AAF)CE 210, ENGR 120, GEOPH 201, MATH 170, MATH 261, PHYS 111

How to Prepare

The Collegeboard offers a practice exam, as well as a browser-based study app for students looking to prepare for the Accuplacer. If you’re struggling with concepts on the practice material, using Khan Academy is a great way to strengthen your understanding of specific topics.

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