Our Testing and Assessment Center is here to help you succeed in learning and developing. We administer the College Placement Test (which is required for all new students), Level of English Proficiency (LOEP) Test, and a full roster of other tests from the Educational Testing Service.
After you've been admitted to Hudson County Community College, you must take the College Placement Test (CPT) to help us place you in classes that are in line with your skill level. As of July 2012, HCCC applicants must have a high school diploma or high school equivalency to be eligible for financial aid..
The College Placement Test is also used to decide if you may need to go through our English as a Second Language or Academic Foundations Programs, which will strengthen basic skills in reading, writing, computation and algebra before moving on to college-level courses. Not everyone must take the College Placement Test.
The following students are exempt from all or portions of the College Placement Test:
Students who need to take ESL or Academic Foundations courses in writing, reading, computation or algebra must register for these courses in their first semester at the College and must continue to do so until they demonstrate standards of proficiency in English or mathematics.
In some cases, if low scores indicate the need for intensive basic skills preparatory study, students will not be allowed to register for any college-level courses until satisfactory progress is made in developing their reading, writing and math abilities. In other cases, where test scores are higher but still indicate the need for ESL or developmental work, students will be allowed to take selected college-level courses.
Check out our Testing Schedule and select a day and time that fits into with your busy life.