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Review your acceptance letter to determine if you are required to take the Accuplacer test. Students who need to complete the Accuplacer assessment will be notified of this in their acceptance letter.

This assessment is administered at a Mercy College campus to students before meeting with your academic advisor and attending Mercy College orientation. The testing takes approximately 90 minutes. To schedule the assessment, after you receive your acceptance letter, simply call:

If you have not completed Accuplacer, you may be unable to register for classes. All assessment arrangements must be made at least 48 hours before your academic advising appointment.

Please review all information below regarding Accuplacer.

Accuplacer is a computerized assessment that provides information about a student’s math skills and preparation for college-level course work. The assessment is an un-timed placement test. The scores will help place students in courses that develop the necessary skills for success in future classes.

This assessment measures knowledge in Algebra Problems, Numerical Skills, Trigonometry, Geometry, Integers, Fractions, Decimals, Exponents, Rations and Proportions, Percentages, Averages, Substitution, Setting-up Equations, Basic Operation/Polynomials, Linear Equations, Exponents, and Rational Numbers.

Students who have not taken an Algebra course within the last 7 years and have not earned a minimum of 15 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution of higher education may be required to complete the Accuplacer test before starting classes at Mercy College of Ohio.

If a student has been admitted to either the Nursing or Radiologic Technology program and shows a need for additional coursework in mathematics as identified by Accuplacer placement testing, the student will not be able to start the clinical portion of the program until the courses are successfully completed. All other students must complete additional coursework within the first two semesters at Mercy College or risk dismissal.

If a student has been admitted to either the Nursing or Radiologic Technology program and shows a need for additional coursework in mathematics as identified by Accuplacer placement testing, the student will not be able to start the clinical portion of the program until the courses are successfully completed. All other students must complete additional coursework within the first two semesters at Mercy College or risk dismissal.

Students have two attempts to take the Accuplacer assessment. If a student does not successfully meet Accuplacer cut-off scores after two attempts, he/she will not be allowed to enroll as a student at Mercy College.

A free web-based study app for the Accuplacer assessment is available and can be accessed via the link below.

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    Use this free web-based app to study for the Accuplacer.

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The Accuplacer Placement Test is designed to determine the level of math course a prospective student is academically prepared to handle at Mercy College.

The Accuplacer Placement Test has a pre-determined amount of answers that you have to get correct for it to move on to the next test level. Each college provides input as to the amount of answers that need to be correct and scores may vary from different institutions.

The following chart lists the raw scores that a test taker must earn on the Accuplacer Placement Test in order to register for that class. These scores and course placement list are specific to Mercy College.

Accuplacer Scores Used for Placement

Accuplacer SectionScoreMath Course Placement
Arithmetic0-64MTH 098 Basic Mathematics
Elementary Algebra0-74 AND Arithmetic 65+MTH 100 Basic Algebra
Elementary Algebra75+ regardless of arithmetic scoreMTH 130 College Algebra
MTH 132 Trigonometry
MTH 104 Math Forms, Mod, & Probability
MTH 103 Math for HC Professions
MTH 140 Intro to Statistics
College Level Math100+MTH 150 Calculus

NOTE: All students are eligible for one retake of the Accuplacer Placement Test.

Questions regarding your Accuplacer Placement test scores? Please contact:

You will take the Accuplacer assessment test in the Mercy College Testing Center. Enter the College at the 2200 Jefferson Avenue address. Please use the spaces designated for visitor parking in the lot at the entrance. The person at the desk in the Testing Center will help you get started on the test.