English and Math Placement

 

The purpose of student placement at Community College of Philadelphia in English and Math courses is to place students in the courses most appropriate to their level of preparation.

Placement in Math and English Courses 

For placement in English and Math courses, students will be placed based upon the following criteria: 

  • Unweighted High School GPA - English placements for the fall 2020 term:
    • English 098 and English 099 - Developmental English – Writing and Reading
      • HS GPA between 2.75 to 2.89.
    • English 098 and English 101 – College Level English with Writing Support
      • HS GPA between 2.9 to 3.19.
    • English 101 – College Level English
      • HS GPA between 3.20 and above
  • Unweighted High School GPA - Math placements for the fall 2020 term:
    • FNMT 016 (Arithmetic) or FNMT 019 (Introductory Mathematics) Developmental Math
      • HS GPA 2.89 and below
    • FNMT 017 (Elementary Algebra) Developmental Math
      • HS GPA 2.90 to 3.04
    • FNMT 118 (Intermediate Algebra) College Math
      • HS GPA 3.05 to 3.29
    • Math 161 (Pre-Calculus) College Math
      • HS GPA 3.30 and above with a C or higher in Algebra II or higher level math (If no Algebra or higher level math, placement will be in FNMT 118)
    • Math 171 (Calculus I) College Math
      • HS GPA 3.50 and above with a C or higher in Trigonometry or Calculus (If no Trigonometry or Calculus, placement will be in FNMT 118)

Listed below are the guidance for applicants who must take the ACCUPLACER test.

As of November 23, 2020, all students will take the ACCUPLACER test online with remote proctoring via Zoom. Please contact the Assessment Center by email at assessmentcenter@ccp.edu with any questions.

By taking the ACCUPLACER tests, students will be placed in the most appropriate English and Math courses as indicated by their ACCUPLACER test results. 

Directions for applicants to access remote testing will be sent to students from the Admissions Office.

  • Applicants with a HS GPA of 2.74 and below will take the ACCUPLACER test via remote proctoring (ZOOM) and be placed accordingly.
  • GED students will complete the ACCUPLACER test, via remote proctoring (ZOOM) and be placed accordingly.
  • Students who cannot obtain a high school transcript will complete the ACCUPLACER test, via remote proctoring (ZOOM) and be placed accordingly.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) students will take their ACCUPLACER placement test via remote proctoring (ZOOM) and be placed accordingly in Pre-ESL or ESL courses.

Students can alternatively submit the following to meet placement:

  • SAT score: A minimum score of 560 in English and 510 in mathematics, taken within the last five years.
  • ACT score: A minimum of 21 in English and 17 in mathematics, taken within the last five years.
  • AP English Lit/Com Exam: A score of 4 or 5 on the AP Exam
  • AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC exam: A score of 4 or 5 on the exam, taken within the last five years.
  • IBT (internet based TOEFL): A minimum score of 77 overall and a 20 in writing, taken within the last two years.
  • IELTS score: A minimum of 6.0 overall and a 6.0 in writing, taken within the last two years.
  • An official transcript from an accredited U.S. college or university: indicating you have earned a U.S. college degree or have passed college-level English or math with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • All documents (transcripts and test scores) submitted for placement should be sent to the Transfer Credit and Placement Office at traneval@ccp.edu.

Placement Tests

Take a Practice ACCUPLACER Test

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Test Structure

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Please contact the Assessment Center by email at assessmentcenter@ccp.edu