As a piece of the admission process at Northcentral Technical College, and to ensure that you are current in the skills needed to be successful in your area of study, we ask you to complete the Accuplacer assessment.

What is the Accuplacer?

The Accuplacer is a computer based assessment, and it is not a pass or fail test. It will measure your knowledge in arithmetic, elementary algebra, reading comprehension, and sentence skills. The results will help determine what classes best fit you and your academic needs.

Preparing for the Accuplacer

Check out our Guide to Accuplacer Success to help you prepare for your test.

Guide to Accuplacer Success

Guide to Accuplacer Success

Our guide has information about how the Accuplacer is scored, what types of questions you can expect to see during the test, and links to online study guides to aid you in preparation.

View Our Guide

Taking the Accuplacer

You are able to complete the Accuplacer at the NTC Wausau campus, as well as at all NTC regional campuses. If you have questions on how you can take the Accuplacer, contact your NTC Career Coach.


The Accuplacer test costs $20 to complete.


Special testing accommodations are available for students with documented disabilities. For additional informaiton, please contact the NTC Center for Students with Disabilities at 888.682.7144, ext. 1085.


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