Accuplacer CPTs are given at the Testing Center on a walk-in basis on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and at CU-Duncan by appointment (877) 282-3626. You must have received an acceptance letter listing your Cameron ID number from the Admissions Office to be eligible for placement testing. Results from the CPTs are given to the student immediately following the test.
First time entering students under the age of 21 are required to have ACT or SAT test scores and an unweighted cumulative GPA on a 7 semester or final high school transcript to determine their initial course placement. Students who have ACT subscores below 19 in English, mathematics, or reading and an unweighted cumulative GPA on a 7 semester or final high school transcript below 3.0 will be required to take the appropriate developmental (pre-college) courses. These students may take the English, mathematics, and/or reading Accuplacer computerized course placement test (CPT) to challenge their respective ACT placement.
First time entering adult students (those 21 years of age and older) and active duty military may provide ACT or SAT test scores and/or an unweighted cumulative GPA on a 7 semester or final high school transcript GPA to determine initial course placement. Without these documents, or with ACT subscores below 19 or an unweighted cumulative GPA on a 7 semester or final high school transcript below 3.0, Accuplacer computerized course placement test(s) are required to determine initial course placement.
We highly recommend the free Accuplacer study app at
Select Next Generation Practice Tests.
Click on "learn as you go" to see answer explanations after each question.
Students are not allowed to bring a calculator; however, an in-program calculator is accessible during the exam.
There is no fee charged for this test. A photo I.D. must be presented to be admitted to the test. Acceptable forms of I.D. include a driver's license, military I.D., or current passport.
See Initial Course Placement under Testing Links to determine what ACT/CPT scores are required for placement in these courses.