If you're interested in applying to Gwinnett Technical College but need to update placement test scores, you're in luck! Both the Lawrenceville and Alpharetta-North Fulton campus Assessment Centers administer the ACCUPLACER test.

NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER is a placement test to help measure a student’s skills in reading, writing and math.

The tests are:

  • Reading – 20 multiple-choice questions
    The test measures your ability to derive meaning from a range of texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts.  Categories include Information & Ideas, Rhetoric, Synthesis and Vocabulary.
  • Writing – 25 multiple-choice questions
    The test measures your ability to revise and edit multi-paragraph text for effective expression of ideas and Standard English conventions such as punctuation 
  • Arithmetic – 20 multiple-choice questions
    The test focuses on computation, order of operations, estimation, comparing values in different formats and recognizing equivalent values.  4-function calculator available for some questions.
  • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) – 20 multiple-choice questions
    The test measures your ability to perform selected mathematical concepts focusing on computational fluency, applications and conceptual understanding.  This includes Linear Applications & Graphs, Factoring, Functions, Polynomial Equations, Exponential & Logarithmic Equations and Trigonometry.   4-function and square root calculator available for some questions

Questions are computer-adaptive (a student’s response to each question drives the difficulty level of the next question). The score range is 200 – 300. Final scores are based on the number of questions answered correctly and the difficulty level of the questions answered correctly.


  • Next Generation ACCUPLACER tests are all multiple-choice 
  • There is no time limit on the tests
  • It can be taken all at once or in parts
  • An on-screen calculator is available for selected questions
  • A student is allowed one retest per section and must wait 14 days from the original test date. The retest fee is $25 per section.

Visit Next Generation ACCUPLACER for sample questions and explanations.

Location and Schedule:


Tests are not timed but allow at least 2 ½ hours to complete the exam.

Current picture ID is required for admittance. Hand-held calculators are not permitted.

If you need to have your ACCUPLACER or COMPASS scores sent to another institution, please fill out the COMPASS/ACCUPLACER Score Request Form.

Students are highly encouraged to leave all valuables locked up in their car.

Retest Policy: One retake per section is allowed. To retest, you must wait 14 days from the time you took your first ACCUPLACER test. The cost for a retest is $25 per section. Once you begin the Learning Support track, you must complete the required developmental courses.

Please note: Students that are taking the ACCUPLACER exam for Admissions at Gwinnett Technical College must submit and pay the application fee before taking the test.

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