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Students will need to see the Student Disabilities Specialist, located in the Advising/Counseling office, prior to testing to arrange for any necessary accommodations. Documentation required.

Retesting

Students are allowed one free retest.

Ability to Benefit

Students must have a high school diploma or a High School Equivalency Exam in order to be eligible to receive financial aid.

ACCUPLACER Sample Questions

Multiple Measures

English Placement

Reading Placement
SCORE CPTC ENGLISH COURSE
260-300 ENGL& 101
250-259 ENG 094
237-249 ENG 091
236 or Lower TRANISITIONAL STUDIES OR ALT METHOD

Math Placement

Arithmetic Placement
SCORE CPTC MATH COURSE
280-300 MAT 094
230-279 MAT 092
229 or Lower TRANSITIONAL STUDIES OR ALT METHOD

 

Algebra & Statistics Placement
SCORE CPTC MATH COURSE
275-300 MATH& 107,141,146
252-274 MAT 099, 103, 105, 108, 111
230-251 MAT 094

 

Advanced Algebra & Functions Placement
SCORE CPTC MATH COURSE
285-300 MATH& 151 OR HIGHER
264-284 MATH& 142,210
233-263 MATH& 107,141,146

English Placement

SBA CPTC ENGLISH COURSE
4* ENGL& 101
3* ENGL& 101
2 TRANSITIONAL STUDIES OR ALT METHOD
1 TRANSITIONAL STUDIES OR ALT METHOD

*Or a B grade or higher in a State English Bridge Course as a senior
 


Math Placement

SBA CPTC MATH COURSE
4* MATH& 107 or MATH& 146
3* MATH& 107 or MATH& 146
2 TRANSITIONAL STUDIES OR ALT METHOD
1 TRANSITIONAL STUDIES OR ALT METHOD

*Plus a B or higher in Algebra 2 and successful completion of one math course in the junior or senior year, or a B or higher in a State Math Bridge Course as a senior. For placement into other entry-level math courses, including pre-calculus, a Smarter Balance score of 3 or 4 plus a B or higher in high school pre-calculus or higher course.

English Placement

SCORE CPTC ENGLISH COURSE
165 or Higher ENGL& 101
145-164 ENG 094
144 or Lower TRANSITIONAL STUDIES OR ALT METHOD

Math Placement

SCORE CPTC MATH COURSE
175 or Higher ANY CPTC MATH (Pre-reqs must be met)
165-175 MAT 092, 099
145-164 MAT 092

 

English Placement

SCORE CPTC ENGLISH COURSE
460 or Higher ENGL& 101
425-459 ENG 094
375-424 ENG 091
374 or Lower TRANSITIONAL STUDIES OR ALT METHOD

Math Placement

SCORE CPTC MATH COURSE
550 or Higher ANY CPTC MATH 
520-549 ANY CPTC MATH (EXCEPT MATH& 151)
500-519 MAT 099
480-499 MAT 094
479 or Lower TRANSITIONAL STUDIES OR ALT METHOD

 

English Placement

SCORE CPTC ENGLISH COURSE
246 or Higher ENGL& 101
236-245 ENG 094
221-235 ENG 091
220 or Lower TRANSITIONAL STUDIES OR ALT METHOD

Math Placement

SCORE CPTC MATH COURSE
246 or Higher MAT 094, 099
236-345 MAT 092
235 or Lower TRANSITIONAL STUDIES OR ALT METHOD

 

English Placement

Sophmore/Junior/Senior Year
GRADE HS GPA CPTC ENGLISH COURSE
B or Higher 2.5 or Higher ENGL& 101
B or Higher 2.0-2.49 ENG 094
C 1.5-1.99 ENG 091
C or Lower 1.49 or Lower TRANSITIONAL STUDIES OR ALT METHOD

Math Placement

HS MATH COURSE GRADE HS GPA CPTC MATH COURSE
ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY B 2.0 or Higher MAT 099
ALTERNATE TO ALGEBRA II B 2.0 or Higher MAT 099
ALGEBRA II B 2.0 or Higher MATH& 107, 141, 146
PRE CALC B 2.0 or Higher MATH& 107, 141,  142, 146
AP CALC, AB, OR BC (NO AP EXAM) B 2.0 or Higher MATH& 107, 141,  142, 146
AP STATS (NO AP EXAM) B 2.0 or Higher MATH& 146

 

English Placement

SCORE CPTC ENGLISH COURSE
19 or Higher ENGL& 101
16-18 ENG 094
12-15 ENG 091
11 or Lower TRANSITIONAL STUDIES OR ALT METHOD

Math Placement

SCORE CPTC MATH COURSE
26 or Higher MATH& 151 or Higher
22-25 MATH& 107, 141, 146, 147
20-21 MAT 099
18-19 MAT 094
17 or Lower TRANSITIONAL STUDIES OR ALT METHOD

 

TOEFL and IELTS
TEST SCORE PLACEMENT
TOEFL IBT 61, CBT 178, PBT 500 or Higher ENGL& 101
IELTS 5.5 or Higher with no individual band score lower than 5.0 ENGL& 101

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