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ACCUPLACER and EdReady Math, English and Language placement testing at KCC.


Placement Testing (ACCUPLACER)

Students who have been accepted to Kapi‘olani Community College for the upcoming semester and have not successfully completed previous college courses in English (or ESL) or Math should take the ACCUPLACER placement test at their earliest convenience. The ACCUPLACER placement test determines the level of English and math courses students are prepared to enter.

The test is computerized and not timed, but plan on spending at least 2-3 hours to complete both the Math and WritePlacer (English) or ESL sections. The first attempt for each section of the test is free. Your test results are provided to you upon completion of your test.


If you are a student applying for entry into a specific program offered at Kapiʻolani CC:
The following programs REQUIRE the ACCUPLACER test, not EdReady.

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Dental Assisting (DENT)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Medical Assisting (MEDA)
  • Adult Residential Care Home Operator (ARCH)
  • Nurse Aide
  • Phlebotomy
  • Pharmacy Technician

Placement Testing (Hawaiian and Other Foreign Languages)

For Hawaiian and other language tests, the test is computerized and not timed. Students should allow a minimum of two (2) hours to complete the language placement test. Other languages available at Kapi’olani Community College include Chinese, Filipino (Tagalog), French, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. Test results are provided to you upon completion of your test.

If the language you plan to study is not listed, contact the Testing Center for more information.

Testing Schedule

Testing by Appointment Only – Go to

Current testing days and times can be found on the Testing Center website:

For Math, English, and ESL placement tests:
For Language placement tests, including Hawaiian:

Testing Location

The Testing Center is located in Lama Library, Room 101.

Here's an informative video on Placement options at KCC:
Here's an informative video on the Placement Test:
Here's an informative video on EdReady
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