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  • Welcome to HCCC Testing and Assessment

    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:

    1. Any student with a degree from a regionally accredited United States college or university. Graduates of foreign universities should have their records evaluated by any member agency of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). An official transcript and the evaluation must be submitted to the Testing Office. Students whose degrees did not include college level writing or mathematics courses are required to take the Placement Test. 
    2. Students who completed college-level English composition and mathematics courses with a minimum grade of C at another college. An official transcript should be sent to the Registrar's Office. 
    3. Students who passed the Placement Test at HCCC or at another college in New Jersey within two years of admission. 
    4. Students who have achieved a score of 21 or higher on the ACT Test within five years of admission to HCCC. 
    5. Students enrolled in selected proficiency certificates. 
    6. SAT taken before March 2016: Students who have achieved a score of 540+ on Critical Reading are exempt from the English portion of the placement test; students who have achieved a score of 530+ on Math are exempt from the Math portion of the placement test (score reports must be under 5 years old).
    7. SAT taken as of March 2016: Effective January 2017, students who have achieved a score of 480+ on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing are exempt from the English portion of the placement test; students who have achieved a score of 530+ on Math are exempt from the Math portion of the 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.

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    What do my placement test scores mean?

    Use the charts below to determine your placement.

    English Placement

    English Placement Score Guidee

    Math Placement

    Math Placement Score Guide
    ** Students may not be concurrently enrolled in both Basic Math & Basic Algebra

  • Contact Information

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