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College Entrance Exams

General Information About College Placement Exams

CNM and UNM use college entrance exam scores for placement purposes ONLY; your scores are used to determine placement in English and Mathematics classes. 

CNM's Accuplacer Exam

The Accuplacer is a measuring tool used to determine the level of classes you are prepared to take at CNM.  There are few things you can do to ensure you get the best results possible.

  • Take a practice Accuplacer
  • Once you’ve completed the practice Accuplacer, grade your answers using the answer key at the end of the practice. Note which questions were difficult for you. Tutoring services are also available to you at all CNM campuses.
  • Students can take the Acuplacer at CNM or at New Futures School.  See Barbara in the Counseling Office to schedule an Accuplacer Exam

ACT Exam

See below to register for the ACT.  Fee Waivers are available for all of our students, so there is no cost to take this exam. We recommend students take the ACT for the first time in the spring (April) of their junior year. See Barbara in the Counseling Office to get a fee waiver and for assistance with registration. Our school code is 320-033.


2014-15 Entrance Exam Dates

ACT TEST DATES   (Fee Waivers are Available in the Counseling Office)                      

Test Date Registration Deadline
September 13, 2014 August 8
October 25, 2014 September 19
December 13, 2014 November 7
February 7, 2015 January 9
April 18, 2015 March 13
June 13, 2015 May 8


SAT TEST DATES (Remaining Dates for 2014-15)

Test Date

Registration Deadline

March 14, 2015 February 13
May 2, 2015 April 6
June 6, 2015 May 8


Register for a College Entrance Exam