one (1) of the following situations apply to you, then you might
be required to take the ACCUPLACER test before you can register
are a NEW/FIRST TIME student to any UH Community College, including
have not already completed college courses in Math or English.
are transferring to KCC, but have not yet had your previous college
do not meet the minimum score requirements on the ACT, SAT, Smarter
Balanced tests, or Alternative Placement options for direct placement
into college level courses.
ACCUPLACER IS OFFERED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS AND TIMES
All tests are given by WALK-IN
only. No appointments or reservations are required.
Spring 2018 hours as follows (begins January 8, 2018):
Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
to the above hours:
Jan 15, 2018 - Closed (Martin Luther King Day)
February 19, 2018 Closed (Presidents' Day)
March 26, 2018 Closed (Prince Kuhio Day)
March 30, 2018 Closed (Good Friday)
procedures for taking placement tests at Kapi'olani Community College
in at the Testing Center in Lama Library
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: Picture ID and UH Number
Students without proper
documentation will not be admitted to test.
NOTE: A student ID card issued by
any University of Hawaii campus that contains an 8-digit student
identification number satisfies both picture ID and UH number
Acceptable photo ID documents that proves your
- Driver's license (Full, Provisional, Limited-Purpose,
and instruction permits)
- USCIS Lawful Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
- USCIS Employment Authorization Document (EAD) card
- State ID
- Military ID
- School ID
Acceptable documents that proves your UH number
- Acceptance letter from Kapi'olani
Community College (paper printout or e-mail version OK)
- Completed Request
for UH Number form
- An online printout from http://myuh.hawaii.edu
NOTE: The WritePlacer essay must be completed in one sitting.
You will not be allowed to stop and finish your essay later. Please
see your Proctor if you have questions regarding timing.
ACCUPLACER tests are available to students?
Kapi'olani Community College, we administer the following sections
of the ACCUPLACER test:
- ESL Reading
- ESL Writing Sample (paper/pen written test)
What items am I allowed to have during testing?
College Board policy, personal calculators of any type are NOT
ALLOWED during testing.
- The Testing Center will provide students with scratch paper
How long does the test take?
- The ACCUPLACER tests has no time limits
- You might spend up to:
1 to 2 hours if you take ONLY the Math test
1 to 1.5 hours if you take ONLY the WritePlacer
2 to 3 hours if you take Math and WritePlacer at the same time
3 to 4 hours if you take Math, ESL Reading, and ESL Writing Sample
together at the same time.
- If you don't understand a particular question, raise your
hand and a proctor will assist you.
- Proctors and staff are NOT permitted to interpret or otherwise
give you hints about any particular test question.
- TIP: All questions are multiple-choice. If you can eliminate
at least two "wrong" answers, then it may payoff to
Can I take the ACCUPLACER in separate sections?
- Yes. If you are not ready to take the entire test in one
sitting, or do not have time to take the entire test, please ask
the proctor to break up the test into separate sections. You are
responsible for returning at a later time to complete the remainder
of your test.
your placement results
When do I get the results of the
ACCUPLACER Math, WritePlacer,
or ESL Reading Test?
The results of an ACCUPLACER Math, WritePlacer, and ESL Reading
Placement test are available for pickup at the front desk immediately
upon the completion of the test.
- In extremely rare cases, WritePlacer scores may take up to two
days to be processed.
When do I get the results of my ESL Writing
- If you are an International F-1 student OR Resident Immigrant,
pick up your results at the Testing Center after two (2) business
days. Call us to check if your results are ready before you come
on campus. A PICTURE ID IS REQUIRED TO PICK-UP TEST RESULTS!
- If you took the ESL Test as an "Admissions Test",
the Honda International Center ('Iliahi 107) will contact you
with your results.
How long are my test scores valid?
Your ACCUPLACER Placement Test scores are alid for two (2)
What is the ACCUPLACER Re-Test Policy?
Full details of our re-testing policy can be found here: ACCUPLACER
Time Students: Attend NSO Part II
students enrolling at Kapi'olani Community College must bring
their ACCUPLACER placement test results to New Student Orientation,
Part II. You may make an appointment to attend NSO Part II by
calling 808.734.9245 or 808.734.9645.
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