Murray State College uses the Accuplacer Next-Generation placement test.
Students may take the placement test at our Tishomingo or Ardmore testing centers, remotely by Zoom, or another Accuplacer-certified testing facility. Our testing center coordinators can help you find an Accuplacer Remote Program facility in your area.
Students needing placement testing in math will take the Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) test. Based on their QAS score, they may also be required to complete the Arithmetic test.
Students needing placement testing in reading, writing, or English will take the Writeplacer Essay test.
Students may be eligible for course placement using other factors. An advisor will be able to determine if placement testing is needed prior to enrollment.
To maintain the academic integrity of our courses, online students are required to take a minimum of one proctored test per course each semester. We understand that many students take online classes for flexibility, so we offer three options to meet this requirement.
Students may schedule a testing appointment at our Tishomingo or Ardmore testing centers during normal business hours.
Students may schedule a test at an off-site testing center (testing center fees may apply).
They will need to provide the off-site testing center information to a Murray State College Testing Coordinator for arrangements.
Respondus is a lockdown browser that allows test-takers to complete exams at their convenience from home or any secured area with internet access, a computer, and a webcam.
Chromebooks cannot be used with the lockdown browser.
Students download the Respondus lockdown browser using a link in their Blackboard account. No appointment is necessary.