West Virginia Northern Community College

Current Students

Placement Testing

Upon admission, if ACT/SAT scores are not available and/or do not meet minimum requirements, all degree and certificate objective students are required to take course placement tests in reading, writing, arithmetic, and elementary algebra to assess their current skills. Also, students not seeking a degree or certificate must meet these requirements before registering for any class with an applicable prerequisite. WV Northern currently uses ACCUPLACER.

ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. It is used to identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject area and to help you improve your skills through interactive online learning tools. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place you in the appropriate college courses that meet your skill level.

To attempt Practice Tests with sample problems, go to Accuplacer Sample Questions. For additional Accuplacer Test prep, get the FREE Web-Based Study App! (instructions below)

To access free ACCUPLACER practice tests, follow these simple steps:

Sign Up


Once you complete the sign-up process, you will be able to login to your account to access practice tests, save your progress, and review your results!

NOTE: Each Web-Based Study App. requires a separate, distinct e-mail address. You will NOT be able to use the same e-mail address to “purchase” multiple study apps.


Contact your campus to register for placement testing. Remember, if you are a transfer student or you took the ACT or SAT test, you may not need to take some or all of the parts of the ACCUPLACER Test. Contact your Campus Counselor before registering if you have any questions.

To learn more about placement testing, results, and options, please view the information from our Academic Support Center and watch the pre-test video.


Wheeling Placement Testing

  • contact the Service Center at 304-214-8839 for an individual appointment


New Martinsville Placement Testing

  • contact Dennis Bills at 304-510-8773 for an individual appointment


Weirton Placement Testing

  • contact Larry DeRosa at 304-723-7514 for an individual appointment
Awards and Accreditations