Placement Test (CPT)
Placement Tests provide information about the reading, English, and mathematics skills that are required for success in college. By assessing the student's ability levels in these areas, the CPTs help to determine the reading, English, and mathematics courses most appropriate for each student.
A photo I.D. must be presented to be admitted to the test. Acceptable forms of I.D. include a driver's license, military I.D., or current passport.
First time entering students under the age of 21 are required to have ACT or SAT test scores and an unweighted cumulative GPA on a 7 semester or final high school transcript to determine their initial course placement. Students who have ACT sub-scores below 19 in English, mathematics, or reading and an unweighted cumulative GPA on a 7 semester or final high school transcript below 3.0 will be required to take the appropriate developmental (pre-college) courses. These students may take the English, mathematics, and/or reading Accuplacer computerized course placement test (CPT) to challenge their respective ACT placement.
First time entering adult students (those 21 years of age and older) and active duty military may provide ACT or SAT test scores and/or an unweighted cumulative GPA on a 7 semester or final high school transcript GPA to determine initial course placement. Without these documents, or with ACT sub-scores below 19 or an unweighted cumulative GPA on a 7 semester or final high school transcript below 3.0, Accuplacer computerized course placement test(s) are required to determine initial course placement.
Accuplacer CPTs are given at CU-Duncan by appointment. You must have received an acceptance letter listing your Cameron ID number from the Admissions Office to be eligible for placement testing. Results from the CPTs are given to the student immediately following the test.
Retest Options: Presently, students must wait 30 days between their initial attempt and their second attempt. Currently students may only attempt a CPT test two times in a five year period.
***Changes to Retest Policy: Beginning October 28th 2019, the waiting period will be reduced from 30 days to two weeks after the initial attempt. Furthermore, students will be able to retest as many times as they would like thereafter with a 30 day waiting period between tests for all attempts after the second attempt. Students may test for free up through their first semester. After their first semester at Cameron, students will be charged a fee of $15.00 for any subsequent retests.
Review sample questions with Accuplacer's free study app!
Register at http://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org.
After registering, change the test version with the drop down box at the top. Select Next Generation Practice Tests.
Choose a test to begin. (For math, select Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics)
Click on "learn as you go" to see answer explanations after each question.
Students are not allowed to bring a calculator; however, an in-program calculator is accessible during the exam.
See Initial Course Placement under CU-Duncan Testing to determine what ACT/CPT scores are required for placement in these courses.