## What is a good grade on a placement test?

Each university determines what constitutes a “good” ACCUPLACER test score. Given that, our general advice is that you should aim for a score at least a 237 or higher.

## How do you study for a placement test?

How To Study For Your College Placement Test

- Determine if you are exempt from the college placement tests.
- Prepare by finding out the format of the college placement test.
- Gather practice tests and resources to study.
- Practice, study, practice.
- Do this the day before the test.

**What is a placement test in university?**

The placement test is NOT pass/fail – it is simply an opportunity to see where your skills are at so that we can place you into appropriate level classes to start your upgrading.

### What does placement test consist?

A college placement test assesses a student’s skills and competencies in a certain subject area. Typically, colleges test students on areas like math, reading, writing, and foreign language. Your college placement tests scores give a college a good idea of your academic skill level.

### Is 256 a good accuplacer score?

HIGH: High Accuplacer scores are generally 270 points and above. AVERAGE: Scores of 221 to 250 are average, while scores between 250 and 270 are normally considered above average.

**What type of math is on the placement test?**

The math on a placement test falls into three categories: arithmetic, algebra, and advanced math. Mastering the arithmetic on the test will place you out of one remedial math course. Acing the algebra will allow you skip remedial math entirely.

#### What math is on a placement test?

The math on a placement test falls into three categories: arithmetic, algebra, and advanced math. Mastering the arithmetic on the test will place you out of one remedial math course. Acing the algebra will allow you skip remedial math entirely. Conquer the advanced math, and you might even place out of College Algebra.

#### Can you fail an accuplacer test?

Remember: No one passes or fails ACCUPLACER tests, but it’s important to complete the test using your best effort, so you can get an accurate measure of your academic skills and be placed in the appropriate course. Get resources to help you practice for the tests.

**What happens if you do poorly on a placement test?**

If you don’t do well the first time, there is room to improve by retaking most exams. Taking the time to take college placement test prep courses either online or in the classroom can increase your chances of doing well in the first round of tests. Often, a student can retake the test and score significantly higher.

## Can you fail placement test?

You cannot fail a placement test. The test determines what courses you will be placed in when you begin at college. Depending on your score, you may need to take extra developmental courses or you may be able to start regular college courses right away.

## How do I apply to PCCC as a transfer student?

Email [email protected] or call 973-684-6395. Transfer students may be exempt from placement testing if they have successfully taken College-level English and Math. Have an official transcript sent directly to the PCCC Office of Admissions for a transfer credit evaluation.

**Why do I have to take the basic skills placement test?**

To ensure that students are placed in the appropriate courses, new students must take the Basic Skills Placement Test, unless they qualify to be exempted from the test. (See Exemptions section below). Students entering the English Language Studies program must take the ELS Placement Test. Students are invited to take the test after they apply.

### What GPA do you need to get into PCCC?

High School GPA: Students who have graduated from high school within the past 3 years and have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher may be placed at College level for English and Math. For consideration, the student must have an official transcript sent to the PCCC Office of Admissions. prior to registering.

### What is the basic skills placement test (BSP)?

The Basic Skills Placement Test is a computer-based examination using the Accuplacer platform from The College Board. Most of the test is un-timed, with the exception of the Writeplacer section. The timed WritePlacer section requires students to type an essay based on a passage that is presented along with a corresponding prompt.