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Placement Testing

Placement Testing (Accuplacer Next Generation)

Accuplacer is a computerized test that helps us evaluate your skills and place you into appropriate level courses. It is an untimed test used to determine students' knowledge in the subjects of reading, writing, and math. You will be provided scratch paper and a pencil for use during your exam. An on-screen calculator will appear during the math section only when you are permitted to use it; no other calculator use is permitted.Students take an average of 2 to 3 hours to complete. Upon completion, you are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor, who will discuss your scores and course placement with you.

It is in your best interest to brush up before taking your placement test. Students are allowed to take the Accuplacer test twice per every 12 month period. Accuplacer offers a web-based Study App for students to prepare for the test. Access the FREE app online at

If you need further assistance preparing for your test, free study materials and instructor support are offered at Gateway's Learning Success Centers. Contact your campus's location for current hours. Elkhorn Campus: 262-741-8020, Kenosha Campus: 262-564-2796, Racine Campus: 262-619-6216.

Accuplacer test scores are valid for 3 years.

Elabs Computer Skills Assessment

The Elabs Computer Skills Test has been added as an additional requirement for admissions. Students are required to take this test even if they have ACT scores submitted to Gateway Technical College. With a time limit of 65 minutes and consisting of 68 questions, this test assesses your computer proficiency and includes usage of MS Word, Power Point, Excel, as well as Google Mail, attachments, and the web.

The Computer Skills Assessment only allows for a single attempt. No re-tests are allowed unless scores have expired. Scores expire 3 years from initial date taken.

For a free practice test, please visit

Locations Offered: Elkhorn, Kenosha, and Racine campuses

Accuplacer Placement: $15
Accuplacer Re-Test: $15
eLabs Only: $5