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Placement Options

Being in the right classes for your skills is important. Nobody wants to end up in a class that’s too easy – or too hard. CCC has three options to help you and your advisor decide which Math and Writing classes are the best fit for you.

CCC will accept high school and college transcripts and GED results from the last seven years. If your classes are older than seven years, it doesn’t mean they no longer apply! Take a look at option 3, directed self placement for more information.

Please send transcripts to admissions@clatsopcc.edu. For admissions purposes, unofficial transcripts are fine but if you want to transfer college credit from another institution, you will need to request an official transcript later.

All Accuplacer Tests are currently remote. You can register by emailing testingcenter@clatsopcc.edu . You will need a laptop or desktop computer and Zoom, which you can download here. If you do not have access to a computer, please let us know and we can make alternate arrangements. The Accuplacer test costs $15. The charge will be put on your student account. Please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot make your scheduled test! If you do not take the test at your scheduled time and we do not hear from you, the charge cannot be waived.

 

The ACCUPLACER test helps identify your preparedness in writing, reading, and math.  ACCUPLACER results are used for academic placement purposes, rather than to deny admission to the college. Students are strongly encouraged to access online sample questions / practice tests before taking the ACCUPLACER.  There is also a free ACCUPLACER Study App available from College Board . 

The placement assessment consists of three basic skill areas:

  • Writing (punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, strategy, organization, and style);
  • Reading (ability to read and understand short and extended passages);
  • Mathematics (ability to understand and work with whole numbers, decimals, fractions and basic word problems involving arithmetic;  an additional algebra assessment may also be provided to determine your appropriate class placement).

The ACCUPLACER is an untimed test. Students seeking testing accommodations should contact Mallory Vollner, Director, Student Access Services at mvollner@clatsopcc.edu or (503) 338-2474

For those who do not wish to take the Accuplacer, or whose credentials are over seven years old or would prefer to discuss their educational background in person, please schedule an appointment by clicking here or calling Ben Palenske at (503) 338-2417. Please plan to bring what academic records and test results you have to the appointment. We’re very happy to help you find the classes that will work best for you.

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