COLLEGE PLACEMENT TEST Preparation

Preparing for and completing the Accuplacer College Placement Test is an important step towards achieving your educational goals. Success comes from a strong foundation and the CPT helps our advisors to know the skills you need to build upon to establish a strong foundation. All new students applying to a curriculum program are required to take the CPT unless they qualify for a CPT Waivers by submitting the appropriate documentation.

To begin making your testing appointment (excluding Pearson Vue), click here.

How to Contact Us:
Email: testing@spcc.edu
Call: 704-272-5391

Links
College Placement Test Study Guide
Web-Based Study App – North Carolina Community College System Diagnostic
Introductory Algebra MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)
Provided courtesy of Wake Technical College Community College.
Khan Academy

Videos
Math – Multiply Fractions
Math – Multiple Fractions with Mixed Numbers
Math – Fractions into Percents
Math – Changed Mixed Number into Improper Fraction
Math – Change Improper Fraction into a Mixed Number

If online preparation does not work for you, please contact Enrollment Services for other options at 704-272-5391.

CPT Retest Guidelines:
Students can be granted CPT retest permission by the Testing Center staff if:

  1. Student took original test section within five years AND
  2. Student has completed one of the following remediation actions:
    1. At least 8 hours of tutoring documented by the Academic Support Center
    2. At least 4 content area modules in Khan Academy documented by log printout
    3. At least one third of a workbook for retest subject area
  3. Student pays the retest fee for each section ($9.00 for DRE testing and $3.00 each for all other sections, effective 7/1/2017)
  4. Student is permitted one (1) retest per test section (DMA or DRE) as long as the scores are valid (five years)
  5. Student may retest free-of-charge if appropriate test section was taken over five (5) years prior or a special circumstance exists

Students retesting must provide the Retest Authorization form, documentation of remediation, receipt of payment, and a photo ID at the time of the retest at which time the Testing Center Coordinator will evaluate the documentation for eligibility. Testing Center Coordinators and or the Director of Admissions and Testing reserve the right to disallow a retest if there are questions about the validity of a request. The  Director of Admissions and Testing (or designee) will determine if a special circumstance exists.