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Pre-Enrollment Assessment

CCC helps students begin a successful college experience by assessing their skills before they enroll.
  • Who is required to take a pre-enrollment assessment?

    All certificate, diploma, and degree-seeking students, and those enrolling in  math, reading, writing, or English Language Learner (ELL) courses are required to take a pre-enrollment assessment, unless exempt based upon one of the following:

    • A student who transfers to Central Community College from an accredited institution of higher education and who has earned a "C" or better in college-level English and math.

    New students at Central Community College should complete a pre-enrollment assessment prior to meeting with a program adviser.

    Please note that CCC Health Science programs require that ALL students complete a pre-enrollment assessment of ACCUPLACER or ACT. 

    Registration in math and English courses requires assessment testing if the math and English prerequisites have not been met. 

    See the following items for more information:

  • All students must make an appointment to take the pre-enrollment assessment at CCC. Call the Assessment Office on the campus you plan to attend to make your appointment. Students should do this at least two to three days in advance. Please use the information at the bottom of the page to contact the appropriate testing center, based on your location.

    Bring a photo ID and know your social security number.   No one will be allowed to test without a photo ID. Everything else needed for testing, including calculators, will be provided.  Dictionaries or other aids are not allowed. 
    Come to your scheduled testing session well rested, prepared to do your best, and please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time. Only students are allowed in the testing center. Out of courtesy for others utilizing the testing center, family and friends, including children will not be permitted in the center. 
    The only electronic devices allowed during testing sessions are those that have been approved for use by the Office of Disability Services.  Students found violating the no electronic use policy will be removed and not allowed to complete the scheduled test session.
    Test sessions last up to approximately two hours depending on the number of test sections you take. After you complete the test, your results will be reviewed immediately and your next steps will be discussed.

    The placement test is important and can have a major impact on the cost of education and how long it takes you to complete your program. Central Community College uses ACCUPLACER and ACT assessments for course placement. These scores help to determine your math, reading and writing skill levels.  It is strongly recommended that all students spend time reviewing before taking the placement test. 

    The following sources will help you prepare for the pre-enrollment placement test:  




    Elementary Algebra

    College Algebra

    Sentence Skills


    The Skill Builder Workshops are intensive individualized workshops designed for students who want to achieve a higher score on the ACCUPLACER assessment test or refresh their skills in certain areas. Academic Success Center staff run the workshops, with additional assistance from peer tutors. Workshops are available for math, reading, or writing. The cost is $20 per area.

    Retesting is appropriate when there is reason to believe that a score obtained from previous testing does not accurately reflect the examinee's true level of knowledge or skill. Retesting may be appropriate if one of the following situations exist:

    1. When factors other than the examinee's ability are believed to have influenced the previous testing and/or
    2. When the scores obtained from earlier testing have expired

    The following retest procedure will be followed at all CCC testing centers:

    1. One free retest per student, any additional retests will cost the student $5/individual test.
    2. After the first retest, student may ask for additional retakes for a charge of $5/individual test - if a period of 5 business days have passed AND if they have engaged in a significant intervention which has impacted their relevant knowledge and skills
    3. If CCC placements tests have expired, there is no charge for the test


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