The placement exam helps you determine which English, English as a Second Language (ESL) or math course you should enroll in at PCC.
The placement test is required for all first-time PCC students. It is also required if you plan to enroll in a course that lists the assessment test as a requirement. These courses include Accounting 1A, Business 14A, Chemistry 22, Chemistry 1A, English, ESL and math courses.
Yes, the following steps must be completed before you can take your placement tests
- Apply for Admission to PCC
English, ESL and math exam results are emailed to you following the test session. The email will be sent by the ACCUPLACER Program from your email account named NoReply@accuplacer.org. In some cases, emails might be routed to your Spam and/or Junk Mail folder. Save a copy of your exam results for your counseling session and registration. Your Last Name, LancerPoint ID# and Date of Birth will be needed to retrieve the results.
Results are also available in your LancerPoint Student Account
- Click on Classes & Academics (Top of Page)
- Under Registration Tools Click on View Placement Results (Middle of Page)
Yes, the English, ESL and Math exams may be retaken after 2 weeks and every primary term (fall and spring) if you have not started the English, ESL and Math course sequence per division policy. In order to retake the exam a Pre-Assessment Workshop and Study Session (PAWS) must be completed.
- Students must bring proof of completing the workshop by showing the Assessment Services Office staff a picture on their phone or a printout of the PAWS website used for exam preparation.