ACCUPLACER Testing

NOTE: During the Covid-19 Campus Closure, the testing schedule has been modified. For scheduling information, please contact the Testing Examiner, Diana Garcia at diana.garcia@nnmc.edu or 505 747.2154.

The Accuplacer is a series of exams that can be used to determine placement in Math and English courses.

It is an untimed, multiple choice computerized exam consisting sections on Math and English. Students wanting to take the Accuplacer  must apply or register at Northern New Mexico College before being able to take the exam. Students must have and know their Student/Eagle ID for the test.

For more information on Accuplacer Test, please visit accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students.

For additional information and other options regarding placement see Placement Procedures

Scheduling the Accuplacer

During COVID-19 campus closure, Accuplacer exams are available online with Zoom proctoring.

How to Prepare

Basic strategies for taking the Accuplacer

  • Study, Study, Study – but not on the day of the test!
  • Get a good night’s rest and eat breakfast.
  • During the test, reread and pay careful attention to all directions.
  • Take your time. This is not a timed test!
  • Make sure you read the word problems thoroughly.
  • Keep a positive attitude!

On the day of the test

  • Make sure you know your Northern Student ID.
  • If you do not know it, ask Admissions (505 747.2111) for assistance.
  • Bring a picture ID
  • Personal items such cellphones, smart watches, laptops, drinks or food are not allowed in the testing room.

Test Rules

  • Students may not take any personal belongings with them into the test.
  • Once students start the test, it must be completed during that session.
  • Students are not allowed to talk during the test.
  • If students are suspected of cheating, their test may be stopped.
  • Students must wait until the next day to take another placement test.

Cost of the Exam

  • Students may take the exam free of charge.
  • If a student chooses to retake the exam, or any part of it, there is a $12 fee.
  • Pay the fee at the Cashier’s office (505 747.2131 or heather.martinez@nnmc.edu) and bring the receipt to the testing center.

Advisement/Testing Center
Phone: (505) 747-2154
Testing Hours:
Monday–Friday, 9 am-12 pm & 3-5 pm
Location: Admin 252

Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.