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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

Kapiʻolani Community College is also using EdReady College Readiness scores to help students determine their starting course for English and Math. After you complete the initial diagnostic test, you can use your score to register for classes. You can also keep working on your learning path to improve your score. When you hit a score milestone, you'll get an e-mail letting you know the next math or English course you have qualified for.

You only need to register once. The EdReady username and password you set up will give you access to both College English and Math Placement programs.

The EdReady diagnostic test can be taken from home and it does not need a proctor

1.   Create an EdReady account at

Click on Get Started and answer the following questions:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • E-mail address (This should be an e-mail address that you check on a regular basis)
  • Create a password
  • Zip Code
  • UH ID number (8 digits)
  • UH Campus - Kapiolani
  • What language you know best

2.   When prompted, type the following Goal Key exactly as shown:


3.   Do your Diagnostic Test in either English and/or Math

For the English placement: Start on "English Path 1"

For the Math placement: Select ONE of the Math Paths listed below based on your program.  You only need to complete one path:

  • Math Path 1: Non-STEM/College Math Placement
    For any student in a program that does not require Algebra or Calculus like Humanities, Nursing, Education, and career and technical programs.

    Students who take Math Path 1 will place into one of these courses: MATH 100 / 78, MATH 115 / 78, MATH 100, MATH 111, or MATH 115.

  • Math Path 2: STEM/Algebra Placement
    For students seeking to place into MATH 103.  College Algebra is typically required for Science, Engineering, Business, and some allied health programs.

    Students who take Math Path 2 will place into one of these courses: MATH 82, MATH 103 / 88, or MATH 103.

  • Math Path 3: STEM/Calculus Placement
    For all students seeking placement into precalculus, trigonometry, or calculus courses typically required for Science, Engineering, Business, and some allied health programs.

    Students who take Math Path 3 will place into one of these courses: MATH 135, BUS 250, MATH 140, or MATH 241.

4.   Complete your Diagnostic Test, Get Your Results, Score Posting

The test takes about an hour but is untimed.  If needed, you can save your progress and come back later to finish your test. When you are finished with your test, your test score will be sent to your e-mail address.

EdReady test scores are automatically posted to your STAR academic record twice daily at 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

Last Reviewed: 12/16/2022