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Placement Test FAQs

What does the test cost?

The placement test is free.

How long is the test?

The length of the test varies depending on individual situations. Typically, the entire process takes three hours.

Who must take the placement test?

Before you enroll in classes, you must take a writing, reading and mathematics test to determine which classes will best meet your needs.

How am I scheduled for the test?

After submitting a completed application, you will receive a letter with instructions to schedule the test through MyCCP. If you have to reschedule your appointment, please call 215.751.8010.

When do I receive the results of the test?

Your placement test results will be ready in approximately five business days. In order to maintain the confidentiality of student records, placement scores cannot be given to you over the phone. When you come in for your registration session, you will be given your placement scores.

Are there special tests for English as a Second Language (ESL) students?

Before registering for classes in ESL, you must take the ESL placement test. Please refer to the ESL page for more information. 

Can students with disabilities arrange to have special accommodations during the placement test?

You may contact the Center on Disability at 215.751.8050 in order to make arrangements for special testing accommodations.