Class of 2027 Placement Testing

Accuplacer Placement Test Schedule


2023 Accuplacer Exam Information

Students admitted to an Massachusetts Maritime Academy degree program are required to take the Accuplacer examination administered through the Maritime testing system, regardless of whether they have taken the examination elsewhere.  This online assessment and placement tool is used by the Academy to place incoming students in courses appropriate for their level of academic preparedness in mathematics and writing.  At Massachusetts Maritime Academy, students complete three tests:  Advanced Algebra and Functions, Reading Comprehension, and WritePlacer.  Students typically take between 1 ½ and 3 hours to complete the tests.

Incoming fall students must register for an Accuplacer exam session and uniform fitting.  Those living over 100 miles from the Academy may be eligible to take the Accuplacer examination offsite at an Accuplacer approved alternative location. Inquiries may be sent to

Students with learning differences who require accommodations must contact to verify eligibility well in advance of taking the exam.

Students must be deposited and have a MyMaritime email and login to be eligible to register for and sit for the Accuplacer exam.


Testing Dates and Times for Spring 2023 

Saturday April 8

  • 7:30 AM (cap. 50)
  • 11:00 AM (cap. 50)

Tuesday April 18

  • 9:00am (cap. 15)
  • 1:00pm (cap. 15)

Thursday April 20

  • 9:00am (cap. 15)
  • 1:00pm (cap. 15)

Saturday April 22

  • 7:30 AM (cap. 50)
  • 11:00 AM (cap. 50)

Saturday May 6

  • 7:30 AM (cap. 35)
  • 11:00 AM (cap. 35)

Saturday May 20

  • 7:30 AM (cap. 50)
  • 11:00 AM (cap. 50)




Incoming fall students who have paid their enrollment fee, should login in with their Maritime credentials and register for an exam session.  Transfer students should contact the Maritime Transfer Counselor to determine whether they should register for this examination. 


Accuplacer REgistration Spring 2023


 Students must show up on time.  Any students who are tardy when the test begins will not be permitted to enter the testing area.

Students should report to the first floor of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Information Commons (unless otherwise noted).

Students must present an original, valid photo ID at the testing location in order to take the examination. All students should refer to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Visitors Policy prior to arriving on campus for their exam. 

Note:  The following are not permitted in the testing area:

  • Calculators (unless for a prescribed accommodation)
  • Unauthorized testing aids
  • Any devices (such as smart phones/watches) capable of recording or viewing audio, photographic, or video content.

Uniform fittings are made in conjunction with your Accuplacer exam. Please make an appointment for your uniform fitting for a time at least 2 to 3 hours before or after your scheduled exam time. 

Make a Uniform Fitting Appointment

If you have questions regarding your uniform fitting, please contact the Academy Store directly at 508.830.6488 or email

For entering students who do not reside in the area and who do not visit Massachusetts Maritime Academy for a uniform fitting, it may be possible to take the Accuplacer examination offsite.  This is only permitted when a student resides more than 100 miles from the Maritime campus.  The following instructions must be followed to verify proctor eligibility and arrange for an off-site examination.

Locate an authorized testing center by using this Testing Center Locator. You need to select the United States and your state name only, and you will see all of the Accuplacer approved test centers in your state. Then send an email to notifying us of the test site that you have selected. You will then receive an email at your MMA email address containing an Accuplacer Test Voucher for you to bring to the test site and coordinate taking the offsite Accuplacer exam. 

Please note: For the student's own information, the student should request the scores from the proctor before leaving the testing site. As soon as the student completes the exam, scores are automatically recorded in the Maritime system. 

Mathematic Course Placement

  • Scores of 263 or above are placed in Calculus I (SM-1212).
  • Students who score between 263 and 289 are encouraged to take Precalculus with Trigonometry (SM-1111) if their high school mathematics GPA is lower than 3.5.
  • Scores between 243 and 262 are placed in Precalculus with Trigonometry (SM-1111).
  • Students who score between 243 and 249 are also encouraged (but not required) to take Problem Solving in Mathematics (SM-1100) if their high school mathematics GPA falls below 3.0.
  • Scores of 242 and below are placed in Precalculus with Trigonometry (SM-1111) and Problem Solving in Mathematics (SM-1100).
  • Students who are required to take Problem Solving in Mathematics may only take between 12-13 credits during that semester.
  • Click here for more information on Problem Solving in Mathematics
  • Students who complete one of the following options may drop Problem Solving in Mathematics (SM-1100) for Fall 2022:
    • Option 1:  Earn a “C” or better in the summer Problem Solving in Mathematics (SM-1100) course offered at MMA.
    • Option 2: Earn a “C” or better in a summer Intermediate Algebra course (transferable for Problem Solving in Mathematics) at an accredited institution of higher education. This course must be approved by the Chair of the Science and Mathematics department in advance.

Why do we offer support courses and why is Supplemental Math Important?   

Click here for more information on Supplemental Math.

Composition Course Placement

  • WritePlacer scores of 5 or above are placed in English Composition.
  • Scores of 4 and below are placed in English Composition and Writing Lab.
  • Students with AP scores or Dual enrollment credits should have all OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS and OFFICIAL EXAM results sent directly to MMA Admissions Office.    CEEB# : 3515


Supplemental Mathematics Support Options

The Department of Science and Mathematics offers a co-requisite mathematics course to help those students whose placement scores indicate supplemental support will lead to improved performance in math courses.  The course can be taken during the fall semester along with Precalculus with Trigonometry.  Alternatively, the course can be completed during the summer for students wishing to complete the supplemental mathematics requirement prior to matriculating at the Academy. Each of these options is intended to solidify a student’s comprehension and foundation in mathematics skills required for success in mathematics. Students should review and determine which option is a best fit and communicate that with the registrar’s office during registration appointments. Please note, none of these carry credits towards graduation nor will grades count towards GPA. 

Click here for more information on Supplemental Math.

Problem Solving in Mathematics – Summer and Fall 2022

Problem Solving in Mathematics is a corequisite for Precalculus with Trigonometry (SM-1100). The course is taught by MMA faculty, in person, and is designed to review important mathematics topics as they emerge in the Precalculus with Trigonometry course. Students will take this corequisite course along with 12 other credits. This will delay taking one normally scheduled course (usually Chemistry I) until a later semester. 

Click here for more information on Problem Solving in Mathematics

Intermediate Algebra - Summer 2022-  NOT OFFERED AT THE ACADEMY

Students can complete Intermediate Algebra during the summer. In most cases this course covers the same topics as the co-requisite course.   Students will need to earn a C or better in this course to fulfill the supplemental mathematics requirement. Students are encouraged to take the course in person, if possible. Students must seek pre-approval for the course from the Science and Mathematics Department Chair, Dr. Lori Noble (, prior to registering.  Upon completion of the course, students must request that an official transcript be sent to the MMA Registrar’s Office before August 1st.