Do I Need to Take a Placement Test?
English and math assessments are mandatory at Tri-C and determine the courses for which a student may register. Students may use qualifying ACT or SAT scores instead of taking the math and English placement tests. All assessment exam scores, including ACT and SAT scores, are valid for course placement for two years from the test date.
Before Taking a Placement Test
Before placement testing, you must complete the Tri-C admission process and have a valid Tri-C student number (S Number). When you are ready for your placement tests, please select the option below for the placement test that you need to take for information about the tests and any required test preparation (English).
Students requiring testing accommodations should contact Student Accessibility Services to set up an intake appointment.
Taking Your Placement Tests
All testing is administered on a walk-in basis at Eastern Campus, Metro Campus, Western Campus and Brunswick University Center. Appointments are required at Westshore Campus and Corporate College West due to limited seating capacity.
Students who live in excess of 45 miles from any Tri-C campus location should contact a Tri-C campus Testing Center to arrange remote placement testing at an approved remote testing location.
Placement Tests Administered:
What should I bring?
A valid photo ID and proof of mandatory test prep completion (English only) is required. Pencils and scrap paper are provided. Personal calculators are not permitted for use on the math placement test without approved testing accommodations. Placement tests are not timed, but each test typically takes 60-90 minutes to complete.
After Taking Your Placement Tests
Upon completion of your placement test, Testing Center staff will provide instructions for your next steps. Students who wish to improve their placement score results may be eligible to retest. Contact your preferred Tri-C campus Testing Center for more information about retest requirements.