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Testing Tips and Resources

College Placement Test Tips

  • Relax! Your score helps you and your advisor determine which courses are right for your current level of knowledge and skills.
  • Arrive early. Give yourself enough time to find the testing area and gather your thoughts before the test begins.
  • Pay attention. Read and follow directions and be sure you understand them before you begin each test.
  • Be aware. Portions of this assessment are adaptive, meaning questions are chosen for you on the basis of your previous answers.
  • Eliminate choices. When you aren’t sure of an answer, eliminate answers you know are incorrect and choose from those remaining.
  • Study first. Prepare before you take the placement test as it will improve your score, but also help you relax during the exam.

Resources for College Placement Test Preparation

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Math

Math Refresher Courses

Math Refresher courses are a great opportunity to brush up on your math skills and prepare for your next math class. All of these sessions are held remotely, using Zoom. Although you do not need to have a webcam or mic enabled, these tools will help you interact with your instructor throughout the course. You do not need to have a Zoom account. Prior to your course, you will receive an email with the course packet as well as the Zoom meeting URL.

Schedule:
*Session A will prepare you for MAT 055 or MAT 121 (for STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math] programs)
*Session B will prepare you for MAT 050, MAT 120, or MAT 135 (for non-STEM programs)

DATE DAY SESSION TIME
May 2 Saturday Session A 9:00 - 11:00am
May 2 Saturday Session B 9:30 - 11:30am
May 15 Friday Session A 1:00 - 3:00pm
May 15 Friday Session B 1:30 - 3:30pm
May 16 Saturday Session A 9:00 - 11:00am
May 16 Saturday Session B 9:30 - 11:30am
July 15 Wednesday Session A 5:30 - 7:30pm
July 15 Wednesday Session B 6:00 - 8:00pm
July 25 Saturday Session A 9:00 - 11:00am
July 25 Saturday Session B 9:30 - 11:30am
August 1 Saturday Session A 9:00 - 11:00am
August 1 Saturday Session B 9:30 - 11:30am

 

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Biology

Please note that all students who take this test have only 1 chance to pass it. If a score of 75% or better is not earned on the first try, the student will be required to take BIO111 before they will be allowed to register for higher level courses for which BIO111 is a pre-requisite. Find out more about the biology placement test and if it is right for you.