English Placement Test
Do I Need to Take the English Placement Test?
English (Writing) placement is required of new Tri-C students and transfer students who have not:
- Earned a qualifying ACT or SAT English score. (link to ACT/SAT webpage with score chart)
- Successfully completed a college-level English course at another college or university. Official transcripts must be submitted to Tri-C.
- Earned scores of 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition tests.
How Do I take the English Placement Test?
What is ACCUPLACER®?
ACCUPLACER is an untimed, computerized test that evaluates a student’s skills for appropriate course placement in English courses. Most students will receive their results immediately upon test completion.
Step 1: Prepare for the Test
Complete the Preparing for the English Placement Test online. Download and print (or save a screenshot) your Completion Certificate. You will need to show this when you arrive for your placement test.
Step 2: Take the Placement Test
Visit your preferred Tri-C Testing Center to complete the English placement test. For campus Testing Center locations and hours of operation, please visit the Testing Center webpage and select your preferred campus from the menu for more information.
Bring a valid photo ID and your Completion Certificate of the Preparing for the English Placement test module. Pencils and scrap paper are provided.
After Taking the English Placement Test
Testing Center staff will provide instructions on next steps. You may be required to attend a New Student Review or make an appointment with counseling prior to course registration.