Placement tests determine a student's readiness for Math, English, and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Use the links below to determine what placement test you need and how to complete testing.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Placement
"I am a new student and English was not the first language I learned to speak or write"
Click the link below for information on how to complete the ESL placement test. The ESL placement test has three steps which must be completed. Appointments are required for testing.
"I am a new student and English was the first language I learned to speak or write"
New students may be assigned an English placement based on a qualifying high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) or qualifying ACT/SAT test score. Students without a qualifying GPA or test scores complete the English Department's placement test. Click the link below to determine if you need to test. Appointments are required for testing.
Math Placement (ALEKS)
"I am a student who needs to take the Math placement test"
Click the link below to learn more about ALEKS® and math placement. ALEKS is available on-demand in my Tri-C Space. No appointment is required for testing.
"I need to complete Biology placement testing for BIO 2331 Anatomy and Physiology"
Click the link below to learn more about Biology placement. Biology placement testing is available on-demand in my Tri-C Space. No appointments are required for testing.
"I need to complete Chemistry placement testing for CHEM-1010, CHEM-1020 or CHEM-1300."
Click the link below to learn more about Chemistry placement. Chemistry placement testing is available on-demand in my Tri-C Space. No appointments are required for testing.
Submit ACT or SAT Scores
New students who submit qualifying ACT or SAT scores from within the last two years are not required to take English, ESL, or math placements tests. If you have qualifying scores, log in to your ACT or SAT account to send your test scores electronically or submit your unofficial test scores to email@example.com. Test scores are valid for course placement for two years from the test date.
Qualifying ACT Scores: English: 18 or higher; math: 21 or higher
Qualifying SAT Scores: English: 480 or higher; math: 520 or higher
Students who may require testing accommodations related to a disability should contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) before taking a placement test.