• 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, and Study!
    • Bring photo ID, College Wide ID #, pen, and pencil
    • Report at least 10 minutes before the test start time
    • Get Rest and Eat Well
    • For Special Testing Accommodations, contact Disability Support Services at 201-360-4157 in advance
    CPT Components (2-3 hours):
    1. Writeplacer (1 hour)
    2. Reading Comprehension*
    3. Arithmetic*
    4. Elementary Algebra*
    * Multiple choice sections are untimed
    ESL-PT Components (2.5-3 hours)
    1. ESL Reading Skills*
    2. ESL Language Use*
    3. ESL Listening Skills*
     
    1. ESL Essay (1 hour)
    2. Arithmetic*
    3. Elementary Algebra
     
    SPT required for Bi-lingual Psyc (45 min.)
    * Multiple choice sections are untimed
     

    August 2014
    Fall 2014
    Applicants interested in Credit-English as a Second Language courses are encouraged to test by Sept 5th.

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    Testing Locations:
    • Journal Square: 2 Enos Place, Jersey City
    • NHHEC: 4800 Kennedy Blvd, Union City
    • Walks-in are accepted for 9 AM & 1 PM sessions; Appt. required for 5 PM session
     
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    Important Dates for Fall 2014
    • Classes at Journal Square & NHHEC campuses begin on Sept. 3rd; Add/Drop ends Sept 10th
    • Classes at the High School sites begin on Sept. 9th; Add/Drop ends Sept. 16th
    • Online Session A begins on September 3rd
    • Online Session B begins on October 29th

    Placement testing for Winter/Spring 2015 will begin on October 6th 2014


    Reading Comprehension Sample Questions

    All water molecules form six-sided structures as they freeze and become snow crystals. The shape of the crystal is determined by temperature, vapor, and wind conditions in the upper atmosphere. Snow crystals are always symmetrical because these conditions affect all six sides simultaneously.

    The purpose of the passage is to present\
    1. a personal observation.
    2. a solution to a problem.
    3. actual information.
    4. opposing scientific theories.
     

    Arithmetic Sample Questions


    7.86 × 4.6 =

    1. 36.156
    2. 36.216
    3. 351.56
    4. 361.56
     

    Elementary Algebra Sample Questions

    – 3(5 – 6) – 4(2 – 3) =

    1. -7
    2. 7
    3. -1
    4. 1
     

    WritePlacer Sample Essay/Prompt Passage

    An actor, when his cue came, was unable to move onto the stage. He said, "I can't get in, the chair is in the way." And the producer said, "Use the difficulty. If it's a drama, pick the chair up and smash it. If it's comedy, fall over it." From this experience, the actor concluded that in any situation in life that is negative, there is something positive you can do with it.
    Adapted from Lawrence Eisenberg, "Caine Scrutiny."

    Assignment
    Can any obstacle or disadvantage be turned into something good?

    Your essay must be 300–600 words in length. You will be scored on the following: Focus, Organization, Development & Support, Mechanical Conventions, & Critical Thinking.

    ESL Reading Skills Sample Questions


    Many people own different pets. Dogs, cats, birds, and fish are common household pets. Others pets are considered to be exotic animals. These include snakes, lizards, and hedgehogs.

    Snakes are
    1. uncommon pets
    2. likely to be found in a household with dogs.
    3. found only in zoos.
    4. not allowed in people's homes.
     

    ESL Language Use Sample Questions


    _____ washing her sweater, Mary hung it up to dry.

    1. After
    2. Before
    3. By
    4. Until
     
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