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Placement Exams: Writing/Math/Statistics

KPC uses placement testing in order to evaluate at what level a new student should enter into writing and reading courses (ACCUPLACER) and into math and statistics courses (ALEKS).

A new student can save themselves a lot of time and stress when they begin their college experience in courses that reflect their prior knowledge of writing, math, and statistics. 

These tests cannot be "passed" or "failed". The results, along with the student's academic background, goals, and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to determine the appropriate course selection.

What to take with you to the tests:

On the day of the test, bring photo identification and check with KRC Student Services (Soldotna) 907-262-0330 or KBC (Homer) at 907-235-7743 for any other special materials to bring.

  • ACCUPLACER Overview

    ACCUPLACER is KPC/UA’s computerized placement test to assess skills in writing.  Alternatively, students may be placed into writing courses based upon ACT or SAT score information about their academic skills in English and reading.

    ACCUPLACER is not required for students applying for admission to a degree or certificate program; however, students registering for writing, or communication courses for the first time; and for students taking courses with applicable credits will be required. ACCUPLACER Assessment is recommended for all students. Once completing a test, a score report will be created and provided to the student.

    For additional information on alternative placement and navigating the ACCUPLACER scores and placement results, please see the UAA Catalog or contact KRC Student Services at 907.262.0330 or call KBC at 907.235.7743. 

    -Find helpful tips and samples.

    KPC Remote Accuplacer Option

    KPC is not able to offer the remote ACCUPLACER option at this time. However, students may register to take the ACCUPLACER remotely through Examity for an additional fee. 

    Schedule an Appointment

    Due to COVID-19, on-campus ACCUPLACER testing at KPC is very limited. Call 907-262-0330 for the next available testing dates and times. For information on alternative options for writing course placement, email

  • ALEKS: Math & Statistics Placement Exam

    ALEKS is UA’s computerized placement test to assess student skills in mathematics. The exam may be repeated up to four times. Students are advised to register for mathematics and statistics courses at the level indicated by their ALEKS scores.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Students must have their UA ID (username and password) to log in to take the ALEKS exam. There is no cost for the ALEKS exam and the test is web-based and accessible on the Internet.

    For additional information:
    -Access ALEKS through UAOnline
    ALEKS Placement Requirements

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