Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Placement Test Facts

  • Placement tests are free.
  • Tests subjects are English vocabulary and usage, mathematics and reading comprehension.
  • Placement tests are offered at regular times throughout the year, with extra testing sessions scheduled prior to each registration.
  • Early testing means early registration: The sooner you test, the sooner your courses can be selected, and the better your chances of getting into the courses you want to take.
  • You may retake each test once.
  • The length of time required to take the placement tests varies, depending on how many of the tests you need to take. The complete set of tests requires about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  • All materials you will need to take the tests will be provided when you come to the test session.
  • Your responsibility is to arrive well rested, calm, and on time.
  • Test results are available to you shortly after you have taken the tests.
  • Test results will be interpreted for you when you meet with your academic advisor.
  • Along with your educational record, test results will determine your initial placement in English, mathematics and reading skills classes.
  • We recommend that you practice prior to your appointment: