• College Placement Test

    All new students who wish to enroll in a degree or certificate program or who plan to take an English or math course must take the College Placement Test (CPT). These computerized tests determine your skills in reading, English and math. There is no charge to take it.


    We accept ACT scores and high school transcripts/GPAs for three years. If you are transferring credits from another college and have completed a math and English course, you do not have to take the placement test. 

    Schedule an Appointment

    Call the Assessment Center - Haskell Hall at (618) 468-5220.

    Testing locations:

    • Macoupin County Community Education Center, Carlinville - (217) 854-5400
    • N.O. Nelson Campus, Edwardsville - (618) 656-8800
    • Tri-County Center, Jerseyville - (618) 498-6500
    • Dual Credit Students - The College Placement Test may be administered at you high school by special arrangement. Contact your counselor for more information.

    *If you are a high school student taking the test for dual credit, please identify yourself as such when registering for any test date.
    **Students with disabilities - If you require test accommodations due to a documented disability, please contact the Godfrey Campus Assessment Center for information.

    Test Preparation

    The test covers writing, reading comprehension, numerical skills/prealgebra, algebra, college algebra and trigonometry. Learn more about what to expect. 

    Before the Test

    • Dual credit students will be given instructions at their high school.
    • Have an official copy of your high school transcript (mailed by a school official from your high school directly to L&C) sent to:
    • Lewis and Clark Community College
      Enrollment Center Baldwin 1450
      5800 Godfrey Rd.
      Godfrey, IL 62035 

    On Test Day

    • Your test will be in the Assessment Center in the lower level of Haskell Hall (located near the Enrollment Center on the campus map).
    • Upon arrival, pick up a visitor’s parking pass at the security office, located near the north entrance to campus (at the traffic light). Park in any lot labeled with a red VP on the campus map.
    • Arrive for your testing appointment early; testing will start promptly on time.
    • Verify your orientation appointment when your test is complete. Total time for testing and orientation is approximately 6 hours so plan accordingly.