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Those who went to Community college, did you study for the accuplacer/ entrance exam?

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I am not sure if it is better to study or not study and allow myself to get into the appropriate math / English class. If you did study what did you study? Thank you.

I didn't. I figured that would totally defeat the purpose of the test. If I needed to study for the math part, that means I probably should be taking remedial math to refresh.

I didn't. I figured that would totally defeat the purpose of the test. If I needed to study for the math part, that means I probably should be taking remedial math to refresh.

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I didn't have to take the Accuplacer, however, here is my take on it. While I agree with ItsThatJenGirl that you shouldn't "study" to get a better score on the test, I feel it doesn't hurt to just review some things. You don't want to end up bored in remedial math because you couldn't remember a simple equation. Just quickly review some of the things, maybe take a single practice test so you know the test format and that's it.

Since I hasn't been in school for a couple decades I read a couple algebra chapters in a textbook and tried a practice test before going into the placement testing, and I'm glad I did! With just that little refresher I did much better than expected, and didn't have to go through any remedial math. Extra classes cost money and time! I think a little brush up is worth anyone's time.

I brushed up, especially on the math, as I graduated high school over fifteen years ago and although I have a B.A., it didn't require much math. I probably put about 2-3 hours into practice tests and studying. Even some of the grammar questions are not things you use every day so it doesn't hurt to look it over. As BookishBelle said, I didn't want to waste time or money on unnecessary classes.

Thank your everyone. I also was considering the extra costs that can easily be preventable. Thank you for your advice, I appreciate it.

If you don't test well enough on the math, they won't let you into the chemistry pre requisites at my CC, and the way you have to be done two semesters of chemistry before you are allowed to apply for nursing in March can make what you would think to be one year of pre reqs into two years. Maybe more, depending on how often your CC offers chemistry and how fast they fill up.

I did some self-study at home for math; it'd been so long since I'd done any geo that it just made sense for me to get a bit of a review in. Like others have said, classes are time and money :( If you have access to both and feel like you'd benefit from extra classes, then go for it!

If you feel like you would be alright with some self-guided study, then check out Khanacademy.org for math/science.

Purdue owl can help get you caught up a bit with English language rules and whatnot, though I'm pretty sure most, if not all college degrees will require that you take at least English Comp I.