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ACCUPLACER Placement Tests

Important Announcements:
Placement Testing Update (as of September 25, 2020)

In-person placement Testing resumes Monday, September 28, 2020

With the City & County of Honolulu COVID19 impact level at Tier 1, we are pleased to announce the resumption of in-person placement testing services at the Testing Center. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, there will be NO walk-in testing. Please follow the procedures below to take your placement:

Coronavirus (COVID19) Advisories:
- Due to coronavirus concerns, there will be NO walk-in testing.
- Physical distancing measures are being strictly enforced.
- If you are sick or have signs of illness, you will be asked to leave and reschedule for another day.
- Face masks are required while waiting to be serviced and all times during testing. If you are not wearing a face mask when you come in for a testing appointment, you will be asked to leave and reschedule for another day.

STEP 1: Obtain a placement test referral from your academic advisor

  • ACCUPLACER placement tests will be by referral from your academic advisor:
    In some situations, you may be exempt from taking the ACCUPLACER test if you can place into courses using alternative placement methods. Your academic advisor will go through all of the alternative placement options with you before referring you to take the ACCUPLACER. Determine your student status and contact the appropriate individual / office listed below for a referral:

    New and First-Time Students: Contact the First-Year Experience office (
    Running Start / Early College / Dual-Credit students: Contact Sheldon Tawata (
    International (F-1) Students: Contact the Honda International Center (
    Transfer or Returning Students: Contact Shannon Sakaue (
    Continuing Students with no declared major: Contact the Maida Kamber Center (
    Continuing Student with a declared major: Contact your program/major advisor for assistance.

STEP 2: Schedule your test appointment only AFTER getting your referral
Slots are limited -- please schedule an appointment only AFTER you have been referred to take your placement.

  • Schedule your placement test appointment:
    * Appointments must be made within 14 days, but no less than 3 days before your desired test date.
    * Dates that fall outside of these ranges will NOT be shown.
    * The information you submit will be used to create your test voucher
    * You will be asked to put the name of the person (or office) who referred you for testing.

  • After you submit your information, you will receive an e-mail confirmation confirming the date and time of your appointment.

STEP 3: On your scheduled test day:

  • Arrive at the testing center 10 - 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
  • Bring a photo ID (Drivers license/permit, State ID, Military ID, School ID, Permanent Resident Card, etc)
  • Bring your own pen / pencil
  • Scratch paper will be provided by the testing center.
  • Re-testing fees $25 (if applicable) are payable by cash only. Exact amount only, no change can be given.
Kapi'olani Community College Testing Center 4303 Diamond Head Road, Lama 101 Honolulu Hawai'i 96816
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