English Accuplacer Placement Assessment

At New Mexico State University Alamogordo, we want you to be successful in your English courses. If you are a recent high school graduate and you took your English ACT or SAT, we can use those scores to place you. If you don’t have ACT/SAT scores or they’re older than one year, you can take the English Accuplacer to determine the best level for you.


The majority of degrees offered at NMSU-A require at least ENGL 1110G, Composition I. That’s a class you need to pass in order to graduate. The English Accuplacer can determine if you’re ready for Composition I, or if you could use the additional support of CCDS 119N, College Reading and Writing.

You will be given your results immediately after completing the assessment. Take your results to your academic advisor so that you can register for the right course.


The NMSU-A Testing Center will administer the exam by appointment.

Testing Center Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Additional Help

Students with questions about their particular needs may consult Dr. David MacWilliams, Division Head of Arts and Sciences.  Email Dr. MacWilliams or call 575.439.3670.