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Placement Exam


The ESOL Placement Exam is required of all students before registration in order to be placed into the appropriate level. For sample questions, click here.

  1. Apply to ACC.
    1. Academic (Credit) students apply online at
    2. Continuing Education students apply in person at Highland Business Center.

  2. Buy a ticket ($29.00) at the Cashier Office at any ACC location.

  3. Make an appointment for the placement test.
    1. Must have a photo ID (U.S. or Foreign)
    2. AND
    3. ACC Student Number or Social Security Number

    4. No ACC Student Number or Social Security Number? Go to Highland Business Center Continuing Education Office (4th floor) to obtain a temporary ID.

    5. This temporary ID will allow you to take the ESOL placement test and ESOL classes.

  4. Take the ESOL placement test.
  5. You must bring:

    1. A photo ID (U.S. or Foreign)
    2. AND
    3. Test ticket bought at the Cashier Office ($29)

  6. ESOL Placement test suggestions:
    1. Come 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork.
    2. Some parts of the exam do not have a time limit, so the exam may take 3 to 4 hours to finish.
    3. To complete the exam, you must meet with an ESOL instructor. Please allow extra time because it may be necessary to wait for your turn.
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ACC Locations

South Austin Campus (SAC)
1820 W. Stassney Lane
Austin, Texas 78745
(512) 223-9162 ESOL Assessment Center

Rio Grande Campus (RGC)
1212 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 223-3139 ESOL Assessment Center

Northridge Campus (NRG)
11928 Stonehollow Dr.
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 223-4807 ESOL Assessment Center

Eastview Campus (EVC)
3401 Webberville Rd.
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 223-5146 ESOL Assessment Center

Cypress Creek Campus (CYP)
1555 Cypress Creek Rd.
Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 223-2020 ESOL Assessment Center

Riverside Campus (RVS)
1020 Grove Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 223-6015 ESOL Assessment Center

Round Rock Campus (RRC)
4400 College Park Drive
Round Rock, TX 78665
(512) 223-0145 ESOL Assessment Center

The ESOL Placement Test has 3 Parts
Images of three step placement process

1. You will write a pen/paper essay or paragraph for a writing sample. (45 minutes)

2. Computer:
No time limit

a. Reading
b. Grammar
c. Listening

3. Oral Interview:

a. Meet with an ESOL faculty member
b. Get placement test results
c. Receive help with course selection

  1. Have Questions? Call Sue Thomas at 512-223-7453 if you have questions about your ESOL placement test.
  2. Remember, this is not a pass/fail test. The ESOL placement test is used to place you in the correct class for your English ability.

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