ACADEMIC STANDARDS HANDBOOK
3.20 Assessment for Course Placement
CCPT (Community College Placement Test) is used to measure student skills in Reading, English and Math. The test will indicate whether a student may enroll in college level courses. Students exempt from assessment include those who:
- Have earned a baccalaureate degree;
- Have earned a transfer-oriented associate degree (i.e. A.A. or A.S.; excludes A.G.S. and A.A.S. graduates);
- Show proof of minimum ACT score of 17 in Reading, 18 in English, and 23 in Math;
- Have successfully completed (earned a grade of C or higher) in a college-level mathematics or a college-level writing course. College-level courses are defined as those courses that apply to the graduation requirements of an academic degree;
- Have successfully completed (earned a grade of C or higher) necessary remedial course(s), if required, in mathematics, writing, and reading.
- Has completed another accepted assessment for determining college-readiness in mathematics, reading and writing (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, GED—see njc.edu for score requirements).
Students whose completion of courses at other colleges which demonstrate their proficiency in English, Math, and/or Reading may submit transcripts for the purpose of waiving all or part of the assessment requirements.
There will be a $10.00 fee charged for the CCPT test, or a fee of $5.00 per section if the entire battery is not needed. A student is permitted to test one time per year (every 12 months). A picture I.D. must be presented before any student will be allowed to take the Accuplacer. Cell phones, food, and drink are not permitted in the testing lab.