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CCAC Placement Testing

The placement test allows us to place you into the classes that are right for you! These tests are not an entrance exam, but a way to ensure that you are taking the classes you need to be successful in your college courses!

These tests are free for you to take and are done online. There is not a set date or time to take the test. However, taking them sooner will allow you to register for classes sooner! Tests can be only taken once. For detailed, step-by-step directions on registering and taking the placement test, go to CCAC's Help Center

Before you register


Registering for the Tests

Register with the same email and password you used to fill out your CCAC Admission's Application. 

Register for English as a Second Language (EAL / English) Placement Testing

If American English is not your native language, you need to submit recent – less than one year old - official TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT scores to Ms. Dinah Marcinik at dmarcinik@ccac.edu.

If you do not have official test scores or they are not conclusive, you will schedule a one-hour appointment with Ms. Marcinik to take the EAL Placement Test on Zoom to place you in EAL / ESL classes or English Composition. 

If you do not have a good phone or computer, or you do not have a good internet connection, you can take the EAL Placement test on campus. Please email Ms. Marcinik at dmarcinik@ccac.edu for more information.

Reading Test

The Reading placement test consists of 24 questions each worth 1 point. You will have 60 minutes to complete the test.

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Math Test

The Math placement test consists of a series of 30 minute exams with increasing difficulty. These tests could take up to 3 hours to complete. The test must be fully completed and finished within 48 hours of beginning your first exam. Calculators are only permitted as an accommodation.

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Taking the test

After you have registered, you will receive an email letting you know you have been registered and placed into the  placement tests. This could take up to 24 hours before you receive the email. You will then need to create your CCAC Username, using your 7-digit student number from your welcome email.

Once your CCAC Username has been created, go to CCAC's Blackboard site and log in with your CCAC Username and password. Under My Courses, you will see the placement test(s) that you signed up for. 

Writing

Writing Practice Placement Test

Reading

Reading Practice Placement Test

Math

Each math section has a pre-test that you complete before taking the actual test.

Arithmetic Practice Placement Test 

Algebra Practice Placement Test 

Advanced Algebra Practice Placement Test 

If you are taking math placement test(s), it is strongly recommended that you also practice at the following: 
Cool MathPurple MathKhan Academy.


After taking the tests

You will receive an email letting you know your scores have been applied to your student account and now you can meet with an academic advisor to discuss your education plan and register for classes. Then you will need to complete online student orientation

 

 

Need Help or Assistance

Contact CCAC's Admissions department