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English and Math Placement

The purpose of student placement at Community College of Philadelphia in English and Math courses is to place students in the courses most appropriate to their level of preparation. Placement can be satisfied by submitting your high school transcripts and having a GPA above 2.74, having SAT or ACT scores above the minimum requirement, and other methods, outlined below. If you are not able to satisfy placement through one of these options, you will need to take a placement test.

Placement in Math and English Courses 

For placement in English and Math courses, students will be placed based upon the following criteria: 

  • Unweighted High School GPA - English placements for the Fall 2022 term:
    • English 097
      • HS GPA between 2.75 to 2.89.
    • English 098 and English 101 – College Level English with Writing Support
      • HS GPA between 2.9 to 3.19.
    • English 101 – College Level English
      • HS GPA between 3.20 and above
  • Unweighted High School GPA - Math placements for the Fall 2022 term:
    • FNMT 019 (Introductory Mathematics) and FNMT 020 (Intro Math Discussion) Developmental Math. FNMT 020 is required.
      • HS GPA 2.89 and below
    • FNMT 019 (Introductory Mathematics) Developmental Math
      • HS GPA 2.90 to 3.04
    • College Level Math (see chart below)
      • HS GPA 3.05 to 3.29
    • Math 161 (Pre-Calculus) College Math
      • HS GPA 3.30 and above with a C or higher in Algebra II or higher level math (If no Algebra or higher level math, placement will be in FNMT 118)
    • Math 171 (Calculus I) College Math
      • HS GPA 3.50 and above with a C or higher in Trigonometry or Calculus (If no Trigonometry or Calculus, placement will be in FNMT 118)

Applicants with a High School GPA older than 5 years must take the ACCUPLACER Math Portion.
Any student can take ACCUPLACER, Math Portion to see if they can place at a higher level math course.

College Level Math by Pathways:

Pathway

Math Requirement

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Law

FNMT 121 for Fashion Merchandising & Marketing
FNMT 118 for Accounting or Business General
FNMT 101 or MATH 150 for all others

Creative Arts

FNMT 101, MATH 137 or MATH 150

Design, Construction & Transportation FNMT 101, MATH 137 or MATH 150 for all others
Education & Human Services FNMT 118 or Math 123 for EDEC
FNMT 118 or MATH 150 for EDMS
NMT 101 or MATH 150 for all others
Health Care MATH 150
Liberal Arts & Communications FNMT 101, MATH 137, or MATH 150
Science & Technology FNMT 118, MATH 161 or MATH 171

Note: FNMT 118 is required for students who need to take Pre-Calculus (MATH 161)

Placement Tests

By taking the ACCUPLACER tests, applicants will be placed in the most appropriate English and Math courses as indicated by their ACCUPLACER test results. 

There are three options for testing. 
  • Option 1: Drop-in testing

Main Campus

Monday  through Friday: You can test in-person  anytime between 9 am and 2 pm. No need to make an appointment, just come on in. Remember to bring a valid photo ID.

SCHEDULED Saturday testing:

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        • September 10th at 9 am
        • October 1st at 9 am
        • November 12th at 9 am
        • December 17th at 9 am 

Northeast Campus

You can also drop-in to test at our Northeast Campus every Thursday.

West Campus

SCHEDULED Wednesday testing:

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        • September 21st at 9 am and 1 pm
        • October 12th at 9 am and 1 pm
        • November 16th at 9 am and 1 pm
        • December 14th at 9 am and 1 pm
  • Option 2: 24/7 Virtual testing through Examity

Click here to complete a form to see if you’re eligible to receive a placement test voucher through Accuplacer and Examity.  After you complete the form and we determine that you are eligible, we’ll send you a test voucher within 2 business days. Look for an email from Accuplacer/Examity with the subject line REMOTE VOUCHER NOTIFICATION.

Click here to make sure your computer is compatible with Examity

Please note that to test virtually, you must have a computer with a webcam and audio capabilities.  Tablets, cell phones and chrome books are not compatible with the test. 

  • Option 3: Virtual testing with CCP Proctors

This service is offered Monday through Thursday during business hours.

Send your full name, J number, date of birth and phone number to assessmentcenter@ccp.edu. Add that you’d like to take the test virtually with a CCP proctor.

Click here to make sure your computer is compatible with Accuplacer

Please note that to test virtually, you must have a computer with a webcam and audio capabilities. Tablets, cell phones and chrome books are not compatible with the test.

Listed below are the guidelines for applicants who must take the ACCUPLACER placement test:
  • Applicants with a HS GPA of 2.74 and below
  • GED students
  • Students who cannot obtain a high school transcript
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) students will take their ACCUPLACER placement and be placed in Pre-ESL or ESL courses

Students can alternatively submit the following to meet placement:

  • SAT score: A minimum score of 560 in English and 530 in mathematics, taken within the last five years.
  • ACT score: A minimum of 21 in English and 21 in mathematics, taken within the last five years.
  • AP English Lit/Com Exam: A score of 4 or 5 on the AP Exam
  • AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC exam: A score of 4 or 5 on the exam, taken within the last five years.
  • IBT (internet based TOEFL): A minimum score of 77 overall and a 20 in writing, taken within the last two years.
  • IELTS score: A minimum of 6.0 overall and a 6.0 in writing, taken within the last two years.
  • An official transcript from an accredited U.S. college or university: indicating you have earned a U.S. college degree or have passed college-level English or math with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • All documents (transcripts and test scores) submitted for placement should be sent to the Transfer Credit and Placement Office at traneval@ccp.edu.

Take a Practice ACCUPLACER Placement Test

We HIGHLY recommend that you:

Visit the official ACCUPLACER site

Download the free ACCUPLACER Study APP

Test Structure

Contact us/Office Hours

Location: Bonnell Building BG-14
Phone: 215.751.8006
Email: assessmentcenter@ccp.edu.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m