Course Placement and Placement Testing Options
Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence (RISE) Placement Information
All CFCC applicants will be evaluated and placed into entry-level English and Math course(s) based on the following criteria:
Graduated from a US High School
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 advising 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 advising guide for possible co-requisite exemptions ).
Did Not Graduate from a US High School within the last ten years
If any of the following circumstances apply, you have the option to take the RISE Placement Test if you do not have any other credit that would help you improve your course placement ( review placement testing advising guide for possible co-requisite exemptions ).
You are eligible to take the RISE placement test if any of the following apply:
- Not currently enrolled at CFCC and are applying for the Spring 2021 term or later
- Graduated from a U.S. high school more than 10 years ago with an unweighted gpa less than 2.8
- Received one of the following High School Equivalency (HSE) credentials: GED® (prior to 2014), HiSET, or TASC
- Graduated from adult high school
- Graduated from a foreign high school
Placement testing to improve course placement is optional. It is not required for enrollment. If you would like to take transitional “refresher” courses before taking your entry level English and/or math classes then you can. This will not prevent you from taking other classes in your program.
Registration or Course Placement Questions
RISE Placement Assessment
Students who are eligible to take the RISE placement test can schedule the test online with CFCC Testing Services. Prior to taking the RISE Placement Assessment, we recommend you review our how to prepare guide.