Accuplacer Info

The University Testing Center will offer ACCUPLACER placement testing on selected dates during Summer 2019.  Testing is by appointment only and the test fee must be paid in advance.

Please read the following information prior to making an appointment.

Step 1:  Paying for the test

You must pay the $10 test fee before you can schedule an appointment.

There are two payment options:

  1. Online through MyNEVADA.  ACCUPLACER is listed under "Purchase Additional Services."  MyNEVADA will email you a receipt at 5:00 p.m. on the date of payment (or the following day, for payments made after 5:00 p.m.).
  2. In person at the Cashier's Office in the Fitzgerald Student Services Building, third floor.

In either case, please note the reference number of your payment.  You will need to provide this number when you schedule your test.  The University Testing Center cannot accept payments on test day.

Step 2:  Scheduling the test

Testing in Reno

Once you have the reference number of your payment, you can register for the test by filling out the online booking form.  You will need to provide the following information when you schedule your test:

  • Email address and phone number
  • Date of birth
  • NSHE ID number
  • Payment reference number

Click here to see a list of testing dates and times in Reno.

Testing in Las Vegas

Students living in southern Nevada may take ACCUPLACER at UNR's Las Vegas Office for prospective students.  An appointment is required.  Please contact the office on (702) 940-5416 to schedule an appointment.

Testing dates/times

  • Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Testing remotely

Students living more than 100 miles outside of Reno or Las Vegas may be able to take ACCUPLACER at a college or university testing center near their home. Please contact the University Testing Center on (775) 682-9940 or accuplacer@unr.edu for more information.

Availability of ACCUPLACER in California

New legislation in California (AB 705) requires community colleges in that state to discontinue the use of standardized placement tests; as a result, ACCUPLACER testing in California was phased out in January 2019. Incoming UNR students who live in California may have very limited, if any, options for remote testing.  Placement testing will be offered during New Student Orientations during the summer.

Step 3:  Know what to expect

Prior to your test day, please familiarize yourself with What to Expect and our Testing Center Policies.

Contact information

Feel free to contact the University Testing Center if you have any questions that are not answered on these pages.

Phone: (775) 682-9940
Email: accuplacer@unr.edu
Location: William J. Raggio Building, Room 1003