Choose the option that best describes you to see if you are exempt from the placement test.

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Does the class you want to take have a pre-requisite? 
  • Yes
  • No
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Did you
  • Graduate from High School within the last 5 years
  •  Complete College-Level English or Math Courses
  • Take the placement test before
  • None of the above
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Did you
  • Have a GPA of 2.7 or higher the last semester of your senior year 
  • Take the SATs
  • Take the ACTs
  • None of the above
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Send us your high school transcript to admissions@ccac.edu to be exempt from the Reading and Writing Placement Test. 
Did you get a
  • 510+ on the Verbal Test
  • 550+ on Math Test
  • None of the above
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Send us your high school transcript to admissions@ccac.edu to be exempt from the reading placement test.
Send us your high school transcript to admissions@ccac.edu to be exempt from developmental math courses but must complete the placement test if intending to take a course above the Intermediate Algebra MAT-108 level.
You will need to take the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 
Did you get a
  • 21+ on the Verbal Test
  • 21+ on the Math Test
  • None of the above
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Send us your high school transcript to admissions@ccac.edu to be exempt from the reading placement test.
Send us your high school transcript to admissions@ccac.edu to be exempt from developmental math courses but must complete the placement test if intending to take a course above the Intermediate Algebra MAT-108 level. 
You will need to take the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 
You will need to take the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 
Did you
  • Take college-level English
  • Take college-level Math
  • Get a college degree
  • None of the above
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Send us your official college transcript to transcripts@ccac.edu to be exempt.
Did you get a C or better in college-level English
  • Yes
  • No
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Send us your official college transcript to transcripts@ccac.edu to be exempt. 
You will need to take the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 

You will need to take the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 
Did you get a C or better in college-level Math
  • Yes
  • No
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Send us your official college transcript to transcripts@ccac.edu to be exempt. 
You will need to take the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 
Has it been over 4 years since you took the test?
  • Yes
  • No
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You can retake the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 
You cannot retake the placement test.
You will need to take the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 
You do not need to take the placement test.



List of Exemptions:

  • Students who submit a high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative (overall) GPA of 2.7or better (or 80% for schools with a percentile grading system) are exempt from taking the English and Reading placement tests and will be placed in ENG 101, English Composition I.
    • Transcript must include the grades from the first half of the senior year in high school or show high school graduation within 5 years of the date the transcript is submitted to be eligible.
    • International, home school and GED documentation are not accepted under this exemption. (Effective Spring 2019)
    • For high schools that do not have an unweighted GPA, the weighted GPA will be used.
  • You already have a college degree.
  • You have already taken college-level English and/or mathematics with a grade of "C" or better.
  • You plan to register for a class or classes that have no specified skill requirements.
  • Students with SAT Verbal test score of 510+ or ACT Verbal test scores of 21+ will be exempt from the reading placement testing, but still must take the English writing test (there is no SAT/ACT exemption for English.) 
  • Students with SAT Math test score of 550+ or ACT Math test score of 21+ will be exempt from developmental math courses, but must complete the placement test if intending to take a course above the Intermediate Algebra MAT-108 level. 
  • Students who have taken the TOEFL or IELTS exams may submit these scores for exemption or placement into English as an Academic Language (EAL) courses.
  • A student may re-test for placement out of a course in which he/she was enrolled after four years.
    • Once a student has re-tested after four years and scores into the same course(s) for which he/she was enrolled, there is no further alternative, regardless of the results.