Course Placement and Assessment
Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence (RISE) Placement Assessment and Exemptions
Beginning Fall 2020, CFCC applicants will be evaluated and placed into entry-level English and Math course(s) based on the following criteria:
(Note: If you plan to apply and enroll before Fall 2020, see this page to determine if you need placement testing.)
Graduated from a US High School within the last 10 years
If you graduated from a US high school within the last 10 years, you will be placed in classes based on your unweighted high school GPA. You are exempt from taking the RISE Placement Assessment. You will be placed into entry-level English and Math courses based on the following unweighted high school GPA ranges:
2.8 or higher
– Register for any entry-level English or Math course.
– Register for any entry-level English or Math course and are required to take the corresponding co-requisite course ( review placement testing waiver guide for possible co-requisite exemptions ).
Less than 2.2
– Must successfully complete a Transition English and/or Transition Math course prior to enrolling in entry-level English or Math courses ( review placement testing waiver guide for possible Transition course exemptions ).
Did Not Graduate from a US High School within the last ten years
If any of the following circumstances apply, you are required to take the RISE Placement Assessment unless you qualify for assessment waivers: ( review placement testing waiver guide for possible co-requisite exemptions )
- Graduated from a US High School more than 10 years ago
- Completed High School Equivalency (HSE), including GED®, HiSET, or TASC)
- Graduated from Adult High School
- Graduated from a Foreign High School
Registration or Course Placement Questions
RISE Placement Assessment
If necessary, you can schedule your RISE Placement Assessment online with CFCC Testing Services. Prior to taking the RISE Placement Assessment, we recommend you review our how to prepare guide.