START Study & Practice
To improve your chances of doing well on the START placement test, go to the review
sites below to look at English and math questions & take the Practice Test:
START Study Guides
Note: The WritePlacer writing sample is not part of the placement testing sequence
Three mathematics categories that match the Accuplacer Placement Test Categories
The world of Math online
Provides 100 self-paced math exercises.
All students may retake the START test once under the following conditions:
- At least four weeks have passed since the first test (to allow for extra study and
- The original test scores are within 5 points of reaching the next placement level
of math, English, and/or ESL .
- Students may file an appeal in the counseling office with the Dean, Counseling and
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the start test
This five minute video creatively illustrates how to best prepare for and get the
most out of your START testing experience.
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