• College Placement Test (Accuplacer)

    Welcome to HCCC! The CPT is a computerized assessment used to assist with English/Math course placement. You may be exempt from the CPT, if you have college-level transfer credit, qualifying ACT/SAT or Accuplacer scores from another institution. For more information, visit www.hccc.edu/testing


    Before taking the CPT:
    • Avoid semesters of pre-college courses: Review, Brush-up, and Study!!! See reverse side for free study resources
    • For special testing accommodations, contact Disability Support Services at 201-360-4157 in advance.
    On the day of CPT:
    • Make sure you eat and rest well
    • Bring photo ID, College Wide ID #, pen, and pencil
    CPT Schedule:
    JSQ/NHC walk in: Students can start test anytime between hours posted. 
    JSQ/NHC start times: Students must start test at indicated times. 

              January 2020

    Term: Spring 2020

    January 2020 testing schedule


    JSQ (Main Campus, Library Building): 71 Sip Ave, Jersey City
    NHC (North Hudson Campus):  4800 Kennedy Blvd, Union City


    Academic Success begins with preparation for
    the College Placement Test (Accuplacer)


    College Placement Test
    *Approximately 2-3 hours

    • Writing:1 hr. timed/typed essay
    • Reading: untimed/multiple choice
    • Math:untimed/multiple choice

    Writing Proficiency Test
    *90 minutes


    The WPT is required when Eng 101 transcript is older than 10 years; this exam is handwritten.  


    English as a Second Language placement test
    *Approximately 2.5-3.5 hours

    • ESL Reading: untimed/multiple choice
    • ESL Grammar: untimed/multiple choice
    • ESL Listening: untimed/multiple choice
    • ESL Essay: 1 hr. timed/handwritten essay
    • Must achieve qualifying score on ESL Reading Skills to take Math Placement test


    Brush up on your English & Math skills with the following free resources:  

    Testing & Assessment study resources: www.hccc.edu/testing
    EdReady Math and English study tool: https://hccc.edready.org
    Accuplacer web study app: https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org

    View additional Accuplacer Study Resources at:www.hccc.edu/accuplacerstudyresources



  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the college placement test (CPT)?

    When do I have to take the college placement test (CPT)?

    Do I have to take the CPT?

    What happens if I fail the CPT?

    What subject areas are covered on the standard placement test? How long is test?

    What is the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT)? How long is test?

    What subject areas are covered on the English as a Second Language (ESL) placement test? How long is test?

    Why is it important for me to study and prepare for the CPT?

    How can I prepare for the CPT?

    I’m not happy with my CPT results, can I take test again?

    Can I use a calculator?

    How can I set up testing accommodations (i.e. extended time)?

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  • Contact Information

    HCCC Testing and Assessment
    Gabert Library
    71 Sip Ave., Lower Level
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    (201) 360-4190