- Accuplacer Placement Tests
We administer Accuplacer NextGen placement tests in reading, writing and math that will help determine the level and number of required courses you will need. If you have taken the ACT or SAT, you may be able to waive placement testing and receive levels based on your score. If you have previously attended college or have AP or CLEP scores, visit with your Redlands Advisor to determine if you can waive the tests. Placement testing hours during the Fall and Spring semesters are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Summer semester hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Both high school concurrent and full or part-time Redlands students may retest the reading, writing and math tests once per semester, and must wait one-week between the initial test and retest. A $10 retest fee is charged for each test.
Complete and submit the Accuplacer Exam Request Form
There are three math assessments, and your test will be determined by the degree you are pursuing.
The next-generation ACCUPLACER Arithmetic placement test is a computer-adaptive assessment of test takers’ developed ability for selected mathematics content. Questions will focus on computation, order of operations, estimation and rounding, comparing and ordering values in different formats, and recognizing equivalent values across formats. In addition, questions may assess a student’s math ability via fluency with mathematical procedures and conceptual understanding, but may also present a real-world context that requires students to demonstrate the ability to analyze a situation, determine the essential elements required to solve the problem, represent the problem mathematically, and carry out a solution. All questions are multiple choice in format and appear discretely across the assessment. The following knowledge and skill categories are assessed:
- Whole number operations
- Fraction operations
- Decimal operations
- Number comparisons and equivalents
Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics:
The next-generation ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics placement test is a broad-spectrum computer-adaptive assessment of test takers’ developed ability for selected mathematics content suited for students entering many non-STEM fields of study or for students who are undecided on a major. Questions focus on a range of topics including computing with rational numbers, applying ratios and proportional reasoning, creating linear expressions and equations, graphing and applying linear equations, understanding probability and sets, and interpreting graphical displays. In addition, questions may assess a student’s math ability via fluency with mathematical procedures and conceptual understanding, but may also present a real-world context that requires students to demonstrate the ability to analyze a situation, determine the essential elements required to solve the problem, represent the problem mathematically, and implement a solution. All questions are multiple choice in format and appear discretely across the assessment. The following knowledge and skill categories are assessed:
- Rational numbers
- Ratio and proportional relationships
- Algebraic expressions
- Linear equations
- Linear applications and graphs
- Probability and sets
- Descriptive statistics
- Geometry concepts for Pre-Algebra
- Geometry concepts for Algebra 1
Advanced Algebra and Functions:
The next-generation ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra and Functions placement test is a broad-spectrum computer-adaptive assessment of test takers’ developed ability for selected mathematics content suited for students entering STEM fields of study, as well as students entering non-STEM fields of study that require some advanced math (e.g., medicine, economics, accounting). Questions will focus on a range of topics including a variety of equations and functions, including linear, quadratic, rational, radical, polynomial, and exponential. Questions will also delve into some geometry and trigonometry concepts. In addition, questions may assess a student’s math ability via fluency with mathematical procedures and conceptual understanding, but may also present a real-world context that requires students to demonstrate the ability to analyze a situation, determine the essential elements required to solve the problem, represent the problem mathematically, and implement a solution. All questions are multiple choice in format and appear discretely across the assessment. The following knowledge and skill categories are assessed:
- Linear equations
- Linear applications and graphs
- Radical and rational equations
- Polynomial equations
- Exponential and logarithmic equations
- Geometry concepts for Algebra 1
- Geometry concepts for Algebra 2
The next-generation ACCUPLACER Reading placement test is a broad-spectrum computer-adaptive assessment of test takers’ developed ability to derive meaning from a range of prose texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas (including literature and literary nonfiction, careers/history/social studies, humanities, and science), writing modes (informative/explanatory, argument, and narrative), and complexities (relatively easy to very challenging). Both single and paired passages are included. The test pool includes both authentic texts (previously published passages excerpted or minimally adapted from their published form) and commissioned texts (written specifically for the test). Questions are multiple choice in format and are either discrete (standalone) or part of sets built around a common passage or passages. Four broad knowledge and skill categories are assessed:
- Information and Ideas (reading closely, determining central ideas and themes, summarizing, understanding relationships)
- Rhetoric (analyzing word choice rhetorically, analyzing text structure, analyzing point of view, analyzing purpose, analyzing arguments)
- Synthesis (analyzing multiple texts)
The next-generation ACCUPLACER Writing placement test is a broad-spectrum computer-adaptive assessment of test takers’ developed ability to revise and edit a range of prose texts for effective expression of ideas and for conformity to the conventions of Standard Written English sentence structure, usage, and punctuation. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas (including literary nonfiction, careers/history/social studies, humanities, and science), writing modes (informative/explanatory, argument, and narrative), and complexities (relatively easy to very challenging). All passages are commissioned—that is, written specifically for the test—so that “errors” (a collective term for a wide range of rhetorical and conventions-related problems) can more effectively be introduced into them. Questions are multiple choice in format and appear in sets built around a common, extended passage; no discrete (standalone) questions are included. In answering the questions, test takers must determine the best revision or editing decision in a particular case (or that no change should be made to the passage as originally presented). Two broad knowledge and skill categories are assessed:
- Expression of Ideas (development, organization, effective language use)
- Standard English Conventions (sentence structure, usage, and punctuation)
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- Advanced Placement
The Advanced Placement Program® enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies – with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both – while still in high school. AP® Exams are given each year in May. Students who earn a qualifying score on an AP Exam are typically eligible to receive college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college. Learn more about Advanced Placement tests and scores.
- CLEP Tests
CLEP is a series of examinations that will allow you to earn college credit for what you know, regardless of where you learned it. Exams are administered on the computer and take 90 minutes long. Students receive an instant unofficial score report following completion of the exam, except for exams that require an essay. The exams are composed of multiple-choice questions. The Analyzing & interpreting Literature Exam consists of a 90-minute multiple-choice section and a 90-minute essay section.
Cost per exam is $89 to be paid by credit card the day of the exam. You must also pay an administration fee at the Redlands Business Office prior to the exam. Administration fees are $15 for exams without an essay and $30 for exams with an essay.
CLEP SUBJECT EXAM
Equivalent Redlands Course
Semester Credit Hours
Composition, Literature, and Languages
ENGL 2433 & 2443
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature*
ENGL 1113 & 1213
Spanish Language-level 1
SPA 1115 & 1125
* Requires essay
Social Sciences and History
History of U.S. to 1877
History of U.S. since 1877
Human Growth and Development
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present
Science and Mathematics
Introductory Business Law
Information Systems and Computer Applications
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Management
For more information or to register for a CLEP exam, call the Testing Center at 405.422.6270.
The Defense Activity for Not-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES or DSST) is a credit-by-examination program, similar to CLEP, specifically for service members or veterans. DSST tests are given in the Testing Center and are computerized exams.
On the day of the exam, arrive at the Testing Center at least ten minutes before your scheduled exam. The test fee of $85 must be paid by money order or certified check made payable to Thomson Prometric. Cash will not be accepted. You must also pay a non-refundable administration fee at the Redlands Business Office prior to the exam. Administration fees are $20 for exams without an essay and $35 for exams with an essay. Please bring or mail the registration form to the Testing Center at least three weeks prior to test date, with your receipt from the Business Office. A photo I.D. must be presented to be admitted to the exam. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver's license, military ID or current passport.
For additional information, you may contact the Testing Center at 405.422.6270 or visit the DSST website.
Redlands awards credit for certain DSST examinations. Following are the approved DSST examinations with the minimum scores required for credit, the equivalent Redlands course, and the number of semester hours awarded.
Equivalent Redlands Course
Semester Credit Hours
Principles of Statistics
Art of the Western World
Life-span Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Law Enforcement
Here's to Your Health
Principles of Physical Science I
Introduction to Business
Technical Writing **
Introduction to World Religions
* Credit is granted for lecture course only. No lab credit is given.
** Requires essay
NOTE: If the exam on Technical Writing is taken at a test center other than Redlands, the essays written for the exam must be sent to the Redlands Testing Center for scoring.
- TEAS Exams
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used for Redlands Community College Nursing Program Admission Exam. The TEAS exam is developed by the ATI Nursing Education company. ATI Nursing Education employs nurses all across the United States who specialize in test development. ATI Test Banks are written by leading nursing educators to reflect the latest standards and technology in the field of nursing. The TEAS has proven to be a statistically significant predictor of early nursing school success. Learn more about the TEAS exam.
- Other Exams
Students can make arrangements with individual instructors to take make-up exams in the Testing Center. Students must know the course and instructor's name for the exam to be taken. A VALID PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED.
ACE Rules and Regulations
- Student must present a photo ID
- Student must have the name of the instructor
- No personal electronic devices are permitted in the Testing Center (phones, PDAs, blackberries, pagers, etc.)
- No food, drinks or children allowed in the Testing Center
- No food allowed in the Tutoring Center. Drinks with lids are allowed
- Only material authorized by the instructor will be allowed inside the testing area (no purses, backpacks, etc.)
- Student must show respect for all students and employees of the Tutoring and Testing Centers
- Students must provide receipt before taking a fee-based test
- Please be aware of testing hours (tests must be finished by closing time)
- Without prior approval from the instructor, all tests must be finished in one sitting
- The Testing Center CANNOT provide students with a calculator
We’re here to help you succeed! The Academic Center for Enhancement (ACE) offers free, walk-in peer and professional tutoring.
We can tutor in these subjects:
We can also provide help with:
- Writing and researching assistance
- Research paper documentation styles
- Avoiding plagiarism
- Study skills, note-taking and time management strategies
- College success skills workshops
- Small group study sessions
The Academic Center for Enhancement offers online tutoring in writing as a convenient alternative to face-to-face tutoring. To access this service, please send an email to Writing.Center@redlandscc.edu with your work attached as a Word document and the assignment instructions included. Responses will take up to 24 hours Monday-Friday (during fall and spring semesters) or Monday-Thursday (during the summer semester). A short delay may occur if the work is submitted late in the week or over the weekend.
Hours of Operation
Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The center is closed during holidays and when the campus is closed for inclement weather. All exams are picked up when the center closes.
Tutoring is available in LRC 21A, and testing is in LRC 22A.