Welcome to Coastal Carolina Community College’s (CCCC) placement testing center. Our staff and faculty are excited that you have decided to begin your educational journey with us, and we are looking forward to assisting you in achieving your career training or academic goals.
What You will Need and What to Expect
The test is computerized; however, you will be provided scrap paper and a pencil to make notes or do calculations. Cell phones, or other electronic devices, like I-Pads or hand-held calculators, are not permitted during placement testing.
You may only test twice within a 5 year period.
There are no walk-in appointments, and the placement test may take several hours in order to complete all math and English components. Therefore, please be prepared to plan and stay for the entire duration of the test or schedule at least two separate appointments (one appointment for English and one appointment for math on different calendar dates). Each testing session is approximately 3 hours; however the test may take up to 4-5 hours to complete. Students who have not completed their test by the times listed below will be asked to return to a later session, and the placement tests are not timed:
Morning sessions – anyone still testing at 11:45 a.m.
Afternoon sessions – anyone still testing at 4:15 p.m.
Evening sessions – anyone still testing at 8:30 p.m.
It is also recommended that you do not skip a question because you cannot go back and answer the question later. Any question(s) that you skip will be counted as a wrong answer.
Noise: Since this test is not timed, students will be completing the test at different times There may be a moderate amount of noise and activity in the room, so ear plugs are provided for your convenience upon request.
Break: Let the proctor know if you need a break. You are allowed only one ten (10) minute break during testing, and absolutely no food or drinks are allowed in the testing center.
The Proctor is not permitted to help you with any test questions; although, if you need anything else during the test, please inform the Proctor.
Once You Finish
Once you complete your test, your results will determine which English and math courses you will take at CCCC. All of our courses are designed to help you succeed, so just prepare as best as you can and stay positive!
Test results will be available within two (2) business days after you complete the placement test, and we encourage you to meet with an Academic Counselor afterwards to register for classes.
Please Ask Questions
Do not hesitate to alert the proctor immediately if you have a question about the directions or if anything other than test material appears on your screen. Even if the problem is with the computer itself, your previously completed work will be saved.