Worsham College wants you to be successful in your course work. The college utilizes the nationally recognized ACCUPLACER tests of reading and mathematics as a criteria for acceptance into the accelerated online program. This exam is required for online students that do not meet the other following admission requirements:

   Graduate from high school in the Top 25% of graduating class
   OR Completed 12 non-remedial college credits from a regionally accredited college with a cumulative GPA greater than 2.0
   OR SAT combined score of 1000
   OR ACT composite score of 20

ACCUPLACER scores determine a student’s readiness for college level courses.  Our goal is to ensure proper placement into the online program based on your academic readiness.  There is no charge to take the ACCUPLACER test (up to 2 attempts).  Test results are valid for 5 years.

If a student’s results do not indicate readiness for Worsham, the student is encouraged to take developmental courses prior to seeking admission.  The program director will discuss recommended options with the student. 

NOTE: This test is only used for students seeking admission to the online Associate of Science degree.  All students are required to have some college prior to enrolling in the on-campus Associate of Applied Science Degree and on-campus Diploma programs. 


When will I need to take the ACCUPLACER test?
  • After completion of the Worsham College Associate of Science Degree application, you may then schedule your test.
  • The test must be completed before the student can be admitted into the program.
  • Remember this is only necessary should the student not meet the other admission criteria.

                -Graduate from high school in the Top 25% of graduating class
                 OR Completed 12 non remedial college credits from a regionally accredited college with a cumulative GPA greater than 2.0
                 OR SAT combined score of 1000
                 OR ACT composite score of 20

Can I prepare for the ACCUPLACER tests?

To assist you in your preparation, our staff strongly encourages you to check out the following

What type of questions should I expect on the Entrance Exam?

To assist in exam preparation, below are some sample questions of the subjects tested.

What ACCUPLACER subject tests do I need to take?
  • Reading
  • Arithmetic
  • There are other tests that ACCUPLACER offers, but Worsham does not utilize those exams.
Where can I take the ACCUPLACER test?
  • The test is administered at Worsham College.
  • Arrangements may be made to test at your local community college, via remote testing.   However, advanced planning is required for this option.
If I have a documented disability, can I receive accommodations for the ACCUPLACER test?

Applicants who need to take the ACCUPLACER test with accommodations based on their disability should contact the program director by calling, (847) 808-8444 to make arrangements.

What can I expect on the day of testing?
  • A brief orientation that will include information about campus resources and purpose of the ACCUPLACER.
  • The test consists of two sections; reading and mathematics.   Sections are untimed.  Most students take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour per test.  If you are taking all two tests, plan on spending 2 hours to complete your testing.
  • Post-ACCUPLACER advising provided upon completion of tests.  Worsham College will provide you a copy of your score report, review tests results and answers questions.
What should I bring on the day of testing?
  • You must bring a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, passport or school ID are acceptable forms of ID).
  • A positive attitude!
I was not satisfied with my ACCUPLACER test results. Can I take the test over?
  • A student might feel that they were not prepared.  Sometimes a student might feel that their health was not optimal, thus preventing successful demonstration of their skills.   Sometimes a student feels that the testing conditions were unsatisfactory.  For these and many other reasons, retesting is allowed.
  • Students are allowed one free retest. **
  • Retests: An applicant can take the College’s examination twice within a 12 month period without any fees assessed. Additional retests within the 12 month period will be subject to fees.
  • An applicant will be charged a fee of $10.00 per assessment for any retests within the 12 month period after the two free chances.
  • There is a 24 hour waiting period between examinations; as additional time to study may be required.
How do I register for the ACCUPLACER test?

Call Worsham College (847) 808-8444 

What score do I need to obtain?

The test taker must achieve a score greater than 250 on both the Arithmetic and Reading Tests.

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