In college, tests are a way of life. You need them to get in, you’ll need even more to get out. Don’t panic! Turns out this is a case where practice makes … okay, maybe not perfect. But a little bit more comfortable at least. 

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Get Ready
Before you take your placement tests, you’ll want to practice. Look for a link to (below) to guide you.
Get In
Course placement tests in reading, math and English skills are required for all students. We offer a barrier-free experience.
Get Assistance
We offer accommodated testing for students who need text-to-speech, extra time or other help with taking tests. Just ask!

Need help getting ready?

We’ll let you in on a secret: everyone does. And this is one time you don’t want to wing it. Find test prep resources at

Course Placement

An untimed, computerized test to test reading, math and English skills. Offered in-person or virtually.

Things to know:

  • ACT, ACCUPLACER and high school GPA scores are accepted (within 5 years) for course placement during COVID-19
  • There is a $5 fee for each test component (reading, writing, math)

Register for a Placement Test (in-person or virtual)

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The CLEP allows students to demonstrate knowledge for possible college credit. 

Things to know:

  • Official CLEP transcripts must be submitted to Madison College for evaluation
  • CLEP credits will only be transferred if you’re admitted to a program at Madison College
  • Different schools have different policies for CLEP credit. If you plan to transfer to another school, please check their policies


If your apprenticeship requires a placement test, you may take it at Madison College.

Things to know:

  • The test may include any or all: reading, writing, math
  • There is a $5 fee for each test component
  • Madison College will send scores to the apprenticeship you indicate on your test registration

World Languages Course Placement

Madison College uses WebCAPE – an interactive online test. It determines your competency level in just 20 minutes!

Things to know:

  • Madison College may award tuition-free credit for previous foreign language study
  • You may be able to earn a maximum of 16 credits if you are enrolled in a second, third or fourth level language course, earned a grade of B or better and are not a native speaker of the language
Ready for your next adventure?
Get started at Madison College. Learn about our admission process, visit campus and get in contact with our recruitment team for answers and resources!