That depends on you and the number of tests you are required to complete. The Computerized Placement Test (CPT) involves reading, sentence skills, arithmetic and elementary algebra. You work at your own pace. The entire test takes 1.5-2 hours.
Taking the test will not be a problem. The CPT is user friendly and there is always a person in the testing center to answer questions and provide assistance.
You must bring photo I.D.. Scrap paper and pencils will be provided. No calculators or dictionaries are allowed.
Yes, this is an adaptive test. This means that the computer chooses questions for you on the basis of your answers to previous ones. Therefore, you must answer every question when it is first given. You cannot omit a question or return to it later.
It is important to remember that testing is required because we want you to be successful. In order for this to happen, you must have the skills needed for college level classes; otherwise you may not be able to keep up with the required work. If you are placed into developmental courses such as Reading 098 or 099, English 009 or 010, or Math 001, 006 or 007, you will need to complete each class before moving on to the next one. If you are required to take developmental courses in two or more areas (i.e., English, reading, and/or math), you will only be allowed to take up to 14.5 credits each semester.
If you do well, you will place out of developmental courses and be able to take all college-level courses. Students who do extremely well are encouraged to apply to the Honors Program or take some Honors courses.
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