Preparation

Your placement scores will determine the courses you will be able to register for at HCCC.

Preparing for the college placement test is an important step towards your academic success. Save yourself significant time and money!

Accuplacer Study Resources

Before you take the test: review, study, and brush-up on your reading, writing, and math skills.

It’s free, online, will help you avoid semesters of math and English remediation classes, and save more than $1,000 in additional tuition.

Once you are accepted at Hudson County Community College, you must take the College Placement Test (CPT). Your scores from that test will determine whether or not you need to register for and take basic-level math, algebra, and/or English courses that do not provide college credit and will not count towards your degree.

EdReady is a FREE, online, tutorial service that will help you prepare for the math and English portions of the CPT.

Just click onto EdReady and register. You will then be given an individual assessment of your strengths and weaknesses with a recommended course of study that is just for you. The customized study path will be specifically designed to fill in the gaps that are unique to your own math challenges.

Current students: You can also use EdReady to supplement basic courses you are currently taking.

If you have questions about the College Placement Test or EdReady, contact us by email at testing@hccc.edu or by phone at (201) 360-4190.

(Source: Moody, P. and Sherfield R. Cornerstones for Community College Success, 2nd Ed.)

  • All Accuplacer Multiple-Choice sections are untimed.
  • You cannot skip questions in Accuplacer.
  • Accuplacer test questions are based on your responses to previous questions.
  • Questions will either increase or decrease in difficulty depending on how you respond.
  • Read instructions, passages, and questions carefully.
  • Look for similar answers; one of them is usually the correct response.
  • Answers containing extreme modifiers, such as always, every, and never are usually wrong.
  • Cross out answers that you know are incorrect.
  • The most inclusive answer is often correct.
  • The longest answer is often correct.

Contact Information

Gabert Library
71 Sip Avenue - Lower Level
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4190
testing@hccc.edu