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Entrance Exam

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As of December 1, the Compass Placement Exam was replaced with the AccuPlacer Entrance Exam, per USG recommendation. Accuplacer scores may be combined with SAT or ACT scores, as well the Compass exam, however SAT and ACT scores cannot be combined for superscoring. Any student taking the Accuplacer exam at another institution other than EGSC must have taken the following sections: Reading Comprehension, WritePlacer, and Elementary Algebra and meet minimum requirements before a decision can be made. A Sentence Skills score will not be accepted in place of the WritePlacer portion.

What is the Accuplacer Exam?

Accuplacer is a computer-adaptive exam used to assess college readiness in Reading, English and Math. It is part of the college admissions and enrollment process where the scores are used by advisors to help students take courses that match their skill level and give them the best opportunities for success. Personal calculators are not allowed except those provided on the testing screen. Results for the Reading Comprehension and Elementary Algebra sections will be made available upon completion of the exam, however the WritePlacer portion of the exam may take up to 24-48 hours to receive results. Please see below for exemption and placement information.

The Accuplacer exam is offered to students at the Swainsboro location Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm, no appointment necessary. Testing is also available, by appointment only, at our Statesboro and Augusta locations. After you complete the ACCUPLACER assessment, we will interpret your scores for placement into specific EGSC courses

If taking the ACCUPLACER for anything other than being admitted into EGSC, there is a $25 fee and tested on an as-available basis. If retaking a section of ACCUPLACER, there is a fee of $15 per test seating, regardless of section.

You can prepare for ACCUPLACER, by taking advantage of the study tools and resources offered. Use these tools to become familiar with the types and format of ACCUPLACER test questions. They can help you identify the academic areas where you may need a little help, and prepare to improve.

This web-based study app features tests in Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, College-Level Math, and Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills. It's accessible from an internet-capable device, and it will help you become familiar with the content and format of the ACCUPLACER test questions. These free Sample Questions give you examples of the types of questions you’ll see when you take the ACCUPLACER test. It is useful for some fast and simple preparation prior to taking the test. Click here for  Sample Questions (PDF)

Exempt the Accuplacer exam

All new incoming freshmen are required to take the entrance exam, unless they can exempt sections by meeting the ACT/SAT minimum test requirements and the completion of the 4 Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units of English and the 4 Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units of Math. The exemption scores are as follows:

    OLD SAT Critical Reading score ≥ 430 or ACT English ≥ 17
    OLD SAT Math score ≥ 400 or ACT Math ≥ 17
    NEW SAT Reading score ≥ 24 or ACT English ≥ 17
    NEW SAT Math score ≥ 22 or ACT Math ≥ 17
    GHSGT-ELA Score ≥ 235
          (2010-2012 graduates ONLY; Satisfies only the WritePlacer and Reading Comprehension sections)

Measure or Score Recommended Maximum “Age”
SAT/ACT 7 years from date of administration
HSGPA 5 years from date of graduation
COMPASS 1 year from date of administration
Accuplacer 1 year from date of administration


Transfer students that have taken ENGL 1101 and/or MATH 1111 or higher level course from approved institutions are exempt from the entrance exam requirement.

Submit your SAT scores via College Board (SAT school code – 5200)  or submit your ACT scores via ACT (ACT school code – 0799) for evaluation. Please allow up to 4 weeks for scores to be mailed as we do not upload electronically. Students are also able to print an official ACT score report or official SAT score report for review. 

Entrance Exam Score

East Georgia State College has established minimum entrance scores in each subject area.  Students must meet an exempting score in at least one area and score at least a minimum score in the other two areas. Those that are placed in all three areas of Learning Support or those that do not meet minimum entrance requirements are encouraged to consider the Summer Jump Start Academy as an alternative option. *Students who have a calculated high school GPA below 2.00 OR have earned a GED diploma, must not be placed in TWO Learning Support subject areas.

 Exempting Scores ACT Old SAT
(prior to March 2016)
(as of March 2016)
Compass AccuPlacer ASSET
Score for Writing 17 English 430 Critical Reading 24 Reading 60 Writing
OR 7 eWrite   
4 WritePlacer 42 Writing Skills
Score for Reading  17 English 430 Critical Reading 24 Reading 74 Reading 61 Reading Comprehension
If Reading Comp is 75+, WritePlacer not required
40 Reading Skills
Score for Algebra 17 Math 400 Math 22 Math 37 Algebra 67 Elem. Algebra (Math 1001, 1101)
79 Elem. Algebra (Math 1111)
42 Algebra w/Elem Algebra


  Compass AccuPlacer ASSET
Min. Score for Writing 4 eWrite OR 
3 WritePlacer 37 Writing Skills
Min. Score for Reading 62 Reading 46 Reading Comprehension 36 Reading Skills
Min. Score for Algebra  20 Algebra 32 Elem. Algebra 31 Algebra  w/Elem Algebra

Placement Index

Entrance exam placement scores alone no longer determine placement, as per USG policy, a Mathematics Placement Index (MPI) and an English Placement Index (EPI) will be calculated based on High School Grade Point Average (HSGPA), SAT or ACT and, when indicated, and approved placement test. Please click link(s) below for more detailed information in calculation.

  LS Foundation
Support Range
LS Co-Requisite
Support Range
Placement Level
English Placement Index (EPI) 3032-3725 3726-4229 4230 + Above
Math Placement Index (MPI)
Math 1001 or 1101 (Non-STEM)
3032-3725 989-1164 1165 + Above
Math Placement Index (MPI)
Math 1111 (STEM)
928-988 989-1264 1265 + Above


* NOTE: If EPI is 3031 or below, then MPI must be at least a 1028 + Above. If MPI is 927 or below, then EPI must be at least a 3905 + Above.

Remote Testing Option

Do you live outside of the Swainsboro area or unable to visit campus to test? Students who are unable to test at either the Swainsboro, Statesboro or Augusta campus are able to take the exam at an Accuplacer Remote Testing Site of their choosing at an institution closest to them. With the Remote Testing Option, you can quickly and conveniently arrange to have your Accuplacer exam administered from accredited testing centers across the country. 

Please be aware that each institution charges a proctoring fee for this service which the student will be responsible for. Results will be downloaded 24-48 hours after testing has been completed. If you would like to set up a remote test, view the table below to find a location, then fill out the Accuplacer remote request form. If you are testing out of the State of Georgia, your test site will be selected based on proximity to your address. *Please note that only those students that have applied to EGSC are eligible for a remote exam.

  • The Remote Testing Voucher will allow you to test at another site and your test scores will be sent to EGSC electronically upon completion. (The WritePlacer portion of the exam may take 24-48 hours to receive results)
  • Remote exam requests must be submitted at least 3 business days before the date you are wanting to test.
  • Students will be sent an email from Accuplacer <> within 72 hours (excluding weekends) with their voucher code and remote testing instructions.
  • Remote vouchers are only valid for 90 days. In the event of an expired voucher, you must complete a new remote testing request.
  • Each institution charges a separate fee for remote testing, please contact the institution directly for cost.
  • Take your voucher and a valid photo I.D. to your testing site on the date of your test.
  • We will be notified by email upon completion of your test.
    • Please Note: The remote testing site may not print your score for you and we cannot release scores through email or by phone.
Remote Testing Locations    
ABAC Dalton State College Southeastern Technical College
Albany Technical College Darton State College Southern Crescent Technical College
Athens Technical College Georgia Military College Southern Regional Technical College
Augusta Technical College Ga Northwestern Technical College Truett McConnell University
Augusta University Kennesaw State University University of North Georgia
Central Georgia Technical College Middle Georgia State University University of West Georgia
Clayton State University North Georgia Technical College Valdosta State University
Coastal Pines Technical College Oconee Fall Line Technical College Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
College of Coastal Georgia Ogeechee Technical College  
Columbus State University Savannah State University  

Testing Instructions

  1. Students must bring a Photo ID to the test for identity verification. 
  2. Cell phones are NOT permitted in the testing lab.
  3. Students are strongly encouraged to practice and review prior to taking the exam.
  4. Personal calculators are not permitted in the testing lab as there is a calculator built into the test for you to use.
  5. This test is computerized. The Reading Comprehension and Elementary Algebra sections are not timed while the WritePlacer has a 60 minute time limit.
  6. There is no cost for this test if the student has applied for admission to EGSC. There is a $25 fee if the student is not an EGSC applicant.
  7. Children are not allowed in the testing room and cannot be left alone outside of the testing area.

Retesting Policy

  1. Students currently enrolled in Learning Support classes are not eligible to retest as registering for classes will immediately eliminate the retest option — no exceptions.
  2. The retest must be taken before the Admission deadline date for that term.
  3. Students may retest once without showing proof of remediation. 
  4. Students must wait at least one week between exam and retest to allow for remediation.
  5. Students who have tested two times and have not obtained acceptable scores are allowed a 3rd attempt after they have completed at least 6 hours of remediation.
  6. Students who have tested three times and have not obtained acceptable scores are allowed a 4th attempt after they have completed at least 20 hours of remediation.
  7. A $15 retest fee is assessed for each seated visit, not per test section.
  8. The retest fee may be paid at the time of testing and receipt must be shown for verification.


If you identify yourself as a student with disability, all requests for accommodations must be made as early as possible, at least 30 days in advance of the need. Documentation of disability must be submitted and pre-approved prior ro testing. For further information regarding accommodations, please contact the Counseling and Disability Services Office at (478) 289-2039 or visit the website.

Contact Us

Office of Student Affairs
131 College Circle
Swainsboro Georgia 30401
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Phone: (478) 289-2169
Fax: (478) 289-2353