• College Placement Test (Accuplacer)

    Welcome to HCCC! The CPT is a computerized assessment used to assist with English/Math course placement. Take the CPT seriously! Depending on your scores, you may have to register/pay for additional semesters of courses that do not bear college credit/count toward degree.

    You may be exempt from the CPT, if you have College-level transfer credit, have qualifying ACT/SAT scores or Accuplacer scores from another institution. For more information, visit www.hccc.edu/testing

    Before taking the CPT:
    • Review, Brush-up, Study!!! Look near the bottom of this page 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
    • Report at least 10 minutes before the test start time
    • Walk-ins accepted for 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. sessions; Appointment required for 5 p.m. sessions

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     August testing schedule

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     September testing schedule

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

    College Placement Test
    *Approximately 2-3 hours

    1. Writeplacer: 1 hr. timed/typed essay
    2. Reading Comprehension: untimed/multiple choice
    3. Arithmetic: untimed/multiple choice
    4. Elementary Algebra: untimed multiple choice

    Writing Proficiency Test
    *Approximately 90 minutes

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

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

    1. ESL Reading Skills: untimed/multiple choice
    2. ESL Language Use: untimed/multiple choice
    3. ESL Listening: untimed/multiple choice
    4. ESL Essay: 1 hr. timed/handwritten essay
    5. Must be eligible to take Math Placement test
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  • Contact Information

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