Pre-enrollment Tests


Initial Course Placement for English, Reading, & Mathematics

Cameron University uses ACT/SAT scores and an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 7 semester or final high school transcript to determine placement in English, reading, mathematics, and science courses for first-time entering students who are under the age of 21.

Students with an ACT score of less than 19 in English, mathematics, or reading and an unweighted cumulative GPA less than 3.0 on a 7 semester or final high school transcript are required to take a developmental course in the subject area or be approved for placement in a collegiate level course based on performance on course placement tests (CPT).

Adult students (active duty military or students age 21 and older) may provide ACT or SAT test scores and/or a 7 semester or final high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative GPA to determine initial course placement. Without these documents, or with ACT sub-scores below 19 or an unweighted 7 semester or final high school cumulative GPA below 3.0, Accuplacer computerized course placement test(s) are required to determine initial course placement.

English


Course Placement

CPT NG Score

CPT Classic Score

ACT Score

HS GPA

ENGL 1113 English Comp I

250+

96+

19+

3.0

ENGL 1113 Comp I with ENGL 1052 Supplemental Writing Instruction OR ENGL 0113 Developmental Writing

237-249

65-95

16 - 18

N/A

ENGL 0113 Developmental Writing

236 or less

64 or less

15 or less

N/A


Reading


Course Placement

CPT NG Score

CPT Classic Score

ACT Score

HS GPA

No Developmental Reading Required

250+

78+

19+

3.0

READ 0223 Reading Fundamentals

249 or less

77 or less

16-18

N/A


Mathematics


Course Placement

CPT NG Score

CPT Classic Score

ACT Score

HS GPA

MATH 1513 College Algebra

276+

98+

19+

3.0

MATH 1413 Survey of Mathematics or STAT 1513 Intro to Statistics (not applicable to all majors)

263-275

75+

19+

3.0

MATH 1513 College Algebra WITH MATH 1052 Supplemental Coll Alg Instruction

263-275

65-74

16-18

N/A

MATH 1413 Survey of Math WITH MATH 1042 Supplemental Survey of Math Instruction, or STAT 1513 Intro to Stat WITH STAT 1052 Supplemental Intro to Stat Instruction, or MATH 0213 Intermediate Algebra

250-262

65-74

16-18

N/A

MATH 0115 Beginning and Intermediate Algebra

243-262

54-74

16-17

N/A

MATH 0103 Beginning Algebra

237-249

44-64

13-15

N/A

MATH 0013 Pre-Algebra

236 or less

43 or less

12 or less

N/A

*If MATH 1513 is required for your degree and your score is between 243 and 275, you must take MATH 1052 or MATH 0213 or MATH 0115 to prepare for MATH 1513.

Course Placement Tests (CPTs)

Cameron University uses Accuplacer: Next Generation for all Course Placement Tests. These tests are used to determine a person’s readiness for college-level classes in math, reading, and English. The Next Generation tests are scored in the 200-300 point range. Each test is between 20-25 questions and they are not timed. Students can download a free practice app at https://practice.accuplacer.org/login. Register for Course Placement Testing at www.registerblast.com/Cameron. We offer Course Placement Testing on Monday, Thursday, and Friday with in-person sessions at 9am and 2pm and virtual sessions at 9:30am and 2:30pm. In-person sessions are held in North Shepler, in the 5th floor Testing Center. Virtual sessions are conducted via Zoom. 

On-Campus ACT (American College Test)

Please note: The Testing Center will be offering these services at limited capacity due to the restraints of social distancing. Please check back for updated information.


This test will next be offered on August 11, 2020 

Cameron University encourages students to take a National ACT exam for admission and scholarship purposes. However, if a student is unable to take a national exam, he/she may take an On-Campus ACT exam.

Students may only take the On-Campus ACT exam once during the year in which the respective On-Campus ACT examination is valid (November 1 through September 30) and the test date shall not coincide with a national ACT test date.

The Testing Center offers the On-Campus ACT by appointment once a month, usually on the second Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Please arrive by no later than 12:30 the day of the test. The ACT exam starts at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Students are required to make an appointment prior to the testing date.

To register for an On-Campus ACT, register online at https://www.registerblast.com/cameron/exam.

Students will receive a copy of ACT scores in approximately two days.

Please check back for further information regarding this test.

On-Campus ACTs can only be administered to those individuals who are enrolled at Cameron, have been admitted to Cameron, or are in the process of applying for admission to Cameron. Score reports from the On-Campus ACT are only valid at Cameron, and a copy of the score report will be forwarded to the Office of Admissions.

The fee for the test is $50.00, to be paid online with a credit card at the time of registration or with a check or money order made payable to Cameron University. Checks or money orders should be presented at the Testing Center on the day of the exam. A photo I.D. must be presented for admission to the test. Acceptable forms of I.D. include driver's license, military I.D., or current passport.

Test takers may bring a calculator to use on the math portion of the exam.

Study guides are available on the ACT website.

Institutional TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

The Institutional TOEFL exam is given in the Testing Center three times a year, by appointment only (additional exams will be given as necessary, contact the Testing Center for upcoming dates). You must register at https://www2.registerblast.com/cameron/Exam/List  at least a week prior to test date.  

This test will next be offered Oct 26 through Oct 30th.

Please check back for updated information.

Purpose and make-up of exam -

  • Exam can only be used for admission to Cameron University.
  • Evaluates the English proficiency of students whose native Language is not English.
  • Each test uses a timed multiple-choice format to measure the ability to understand North American English.
  • Each exam is given in a single session of about two and a half hours. Each session consists of three timed sections:
    • Listening Comprehension (35 min.)
    • Structure and Written Expression (25 min.)
    • Reading Comprehension (55 min.)

Where do I get study material?

An Examinee Handbook and Admission Form will be given to you at registration in Testing Center. Additional study material can be found at www.toefl.org

When will exams be given?

At least one month prior to each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Dates will be listed on the Testing Center webpage at https://www.cameron.edu/office-of-teaching-and-learning/academic-services/testing, or you can call the Testing Center at (580) 581-2502.

How do I register for the exam?

  • Register at this link and pay total of $70.00 fee with credit card: https://www.registerblast.com/cameron/exam.
  • Or register in person at the Testing Center, North Shepler, 5th floor at least one month before testing date and pay a $20.00 non-refundable deposit with check or money order made payable to Cameron University.

Cost of exam -

Please note that the price has changed to better cover our costs for administering the exam. The total fee is now $70.00; $20.00 non-refundable fee paid when registering and $50.00 fee paid on day of exam. All fees paid in person are to be paid by check or money order made payable to Cameron University.

What score is required and when will I get my scores?

  • Score required: 500
  • Score required for graduate enrollment: 550
  • Scores will be available within 2 business days

What should I bring to exam?

  • Arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to start time
  • Bring a photo ID (Student ID, Military ID, Driver’s License, current passport), payment and Admission Form.