Frequently Asked Questions
The parts of the test consist of an English Test with 2 levels and a Math test with 3 levels. Each level must be passed with a score of 75 before proceeding to the next level.
English Tier 1 covers:
Introduction to College Reading & Writing; Identifying Main Ideas; Discovering Implied Meaning; Interpreting Bias; Analysis through Definition; Learning Across Disciplines.
English Tier 2 covers:
Exploring Comparative Elements; Informed Opinions through Causal Chains; Applied Critical Analysis; Using Sources in Critical Reading & Writing.
Math Tier 1 covers:
Whole Numbers; Fractions & Mixed Numbers; Decimals; Ratios, Rates, & Proportions; Percents; Measurement; Geometry; Real Numbers.
Math Tier 2 covers:
Concepts in Statistics; Solving Equations & Inequalities; Exponents & Polynomials; Graphing.
Math Tier 3 covers:
Factoring; Systems of Equations & Inequalities; Rational Expressions; Radical Expressions & Quadratic Equations; Functions
The parts you take depend on your program of study.
Preparation information, tips, and sample questions may be found here
No. There is no charge to take the placement test.
You need to bring a photo ID (such as a driver license), and you must know your 7-digit CFCC student ID number. CFCC Student Services requires you to have an application on file in the Admissions Office before testing.
The length of time for testing depends on how many parts of the test you need.
Each level of the English Test takes about 1 hour to complete.
It will take about 1.5-2 hours to complete the Math Test.
Score results are generated as soon as you finish testing.
Most definitely! Your scores determine whether you are proficient in English and math. If you are proficient in these areas, you can register for the first level English/math for your course/program. If you are not proficient, you must take the developmental course(s) listed on your advising report.
Applicants/students can take the placement test only twice – one initial test and one retest.
If you are a student with a documented disability in need of accommodations during your placement test, please contact the Disability Services Office prior to scheduling. The Disability Services Office is located in Union Station–212 or can be reached at 910-362-7800
Yes. For advising purposes, it may be helpful to have your report with you when you register for classes.