Placement Tests provide information about the reading, English, and mathematics skills that are required for success in college. By assessing the student's ability levels in these areas, the CPTs help to determine the reading, English, and mathematics courses most appropriate for each student.
Accuplacer CPTs are given at the Testing Center on a walk-in basis on Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and at CU-Duncan by appointment (877) 282-3626. All first-time freshmen will complete an entering student survey given at the Testing Center on a walk-in basis on Mondays and Thursdays. You must have received an acceptance letter listing your Cameron ID number from the Admissions Office to be eligible for placement testing and the survey. Results from the CPTs are given to the student immediately following the test, except for the English essay, which may take up to two days.
Students under the age of 21 are required to have ACT test scores. Those students with ACT scores below 19 will be placed in developmental (pre-college) courses. Students who wish to appeal these placements may participate in this secondary testing at the Testing Center. The mathematics and reading tests are computerized tests and the English is an essay written by the student in the Testing Center and evaluated by faculty in the English department.
All adult students will participate in placement testing and will be placed in the appropriate classes according to their CPT scores.
Study App Available! Don't test cold!
ACCUPLACER has a free interactive study app. To gain access to this web app, you must first go to https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org and create an account. The instructions are on the right-hand side of the login page. Click "learn as you go" to see answer explanations after each question. You may repeat the sample tests to see a wider variety of questions.
Following is a link for additional ACCUPLACER placement test sample questions. This document shows many ACCUPLACER tests. Please look specifically for the tests that Cameron University uses – Sentence Skills (English), Reading Comprehension (reading), and/or Elementary Algebra (mathematics) The answers are listed at the very bottom of the document.
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.