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Cowley College uses the Accuplacer test for placement testing. There are three sections: math, reading and writing. The test is not timed (average time per test is 45 minutes). Practice tests, sample questions and test-taking tips can be found on the Accuplacer website.

Before testing, you must apply at to receive a Cowley College ID. Students will be charged a $25 proctoring fee if scores are to be sent to another institution.


Testing Locations:

Arkansas City Main Campus
125 S 2nd St
Arkansas City, KS 67005

Mulvane Center
430 E. Main St.
Mulvane, KS 67110

Wichita Downtown Center
532 S Market
Wichita, KS 67202

Sumner Campus
2205 Shurtz-Juden Loop
Wellington, KS 67152

Online students unable to travel to the testing locations listed above:

The Accuplacer placement tests can be taken at a local testing center near you. You will need to contact a Cowley College admissions representative to coordinate with the testing center of your choice so a voucher can be created. If there aren’t any available testing centers within reason, the test can be administered and proctored online, via zoom, for a small fee. This will also need to be coordinated with a Cowley College admissions representative. Please contact us at or 620-442-0430.

Accuplacer Companion Test:

The Accuplacer Companion Test is a paper/pencil version of Accuplacer. In order to take this test, student must have a copy of documented disability. Please contact Disability Services at 620-441-5557 or to schedule your test.

Click here to book a testing appointment at one of our testing locations listed above

Click here for the Course Placement Guide

To ensure you have the most accurate policy information, see Policy & Procedures.

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