DMACC provides remote
ACCUPLACER testing to help you complete your DMACC requirements in a timely manner.
ACCUPLACER Remote Testing (Reading/Writing and ELL Placement)
To test remotely, students MUST have
a desktop or laptop computer with a microphone and webcam, as well as Google Chrome installed. Remote testing may NOT be completed through a smartphone or tablet.
Click here to schedule an ACCUPLACER testing appointment.
(DMACC Students Only).
** Note: if you are required to take the ACCUPLACER for
employment with a public school district, such as
Des Moines Public Schools or the
Ames Community School District, please click here.
We are also offering remote
TEAS testing. This assessment is only for students in the
Nursing or Surgical Tech programs. It is recommended that students wait until they only have a few items remaining on their checklist to take the TEAS.
To test remotely, students MUST have a desktop or laptop computer with a microphone and webcam, as well as Google Chrome installed. Remote testing may NOT be completed through a smartphone or tablet.
Click here to schedule a TEAS testing appointment for the Nursing or Surgical Tech program.
DMACC requires assessment of all new full-time students (12 credit hours or more Fall & Spring semesters, 8 credit hours or more summer term). This assessment provides information about students' academic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Assessment information is then used in course selection and schedule planning.
Assessment scores used for admission purposes must be five (5) years old or less from the test date.
*Select one option below to fulfill DMACC's admission assessment requirement.
- Complete the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER tests (Reading and Writing) and ALEKS math placement assessment. For testing information visit the
Testing Center website.
*New students who fill out a full or part-time application for admission and indicate that English is not their native language may need to take the ELL (English Language Learner) ACCUPLACER. Delivered in Standard English, the ELL ACCUPLACER will assess appropriate levels of English proficiency while suggesting courses to start your college career. A score of 111 on the ACCUPLACER exams indicates college ready.
- Submit ACT scores in reading, writing, and math.
- Provide evidence of successful college experience in math, reading, and writing course work. If college experience is older than five (5) years, students are strongly encouraged to take the ACCUPLACER test.
DMACC has seven Testing Centers:
A valid photo ID is required for all testing, along with instructors name for make-up tests.