UNM Los Alamos

Placement Testing

Placement Testing


Academic advisors and faculty at UNM-Los Alamos use ACCUPLACER test results to help place you in classes that match your skill level. ACCUPLACER tests help identify your knowledge, strength, and needs in math, reading, and writing. Along with information about your academic background (such as evidence of prior college-level work at other academic institutions), goals, and interests (such as your major field of study or long-term career wishes), your ACCUPLACER results will help you choose courses at the right skill level that will provide your best opportunities for success.

Testing Hours

Placement testing at UNM-Los Alamos takes place in the Library, which is temporarily located in the lower level of Building 7. Testing hours are Monday - Thursday, 10 am to 2 pm. You may schedule an exam date and time using the Testing Center Scheduler.

Testing Costs

The first test in each subject is free for UNM-Los Alamos students and prospective students, whereas a repeat placement test within a year costs $15.00, payable by cash, check, or credit card.

We highly recommend that you prepare before taking the test.

Explore these resources for additional information:

For more information, contact the Library at ulalib@unm.edu or call 505-662-0343.