• College Placement Test (CPT)

    The Accuplacer Next-Generation test is a computerized assessment that will evaluate your skills in Reading, Writing, and Math.  Your Academic Advisor will use your test results combined with information about your academic background, goals, and interests, to help you choose courses that match your skill level and give you the best opportunity for success.  There is no charge to take the test unless a student is sending scores to another college.

    The CPT is for students who meet ALL of the following criteria:

    • Are in High School but have not taken the ACT/SAT
    • Have been out of High School for 3 years or more
    • Have a High School Diploma or Equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC, etc.)
    • Have never taken college level English or Math classes
    • Are degree seeking or plan to take an English or Math course

    * If you are transferring credits from another college and have completed Math and English courses, please make an appointment with your L&C Enrollment Advisor to determine if you need to take placement testing.
    *Dual credit students will be given instructions at their high school.

    Before the Test

    Have an official copy of your high school transcript (mailed by a school official) and/or previous college transcript 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.
    • You Must have a Valid Photo ID in order to test.
    • If you will also be attending New Student Orientation (NSO) the same day, verify your NSO appointment when your test is complete. Total time for testing and orientation is approximately 6 hours so plan accordingly.

    Test Preparation

    Click the following links to find practice questions. 

    You can also use the Accuplacer Study App to take sample tests or “learn as you go!”  With the “learn as you go” feature, you will receive feedback and explanations on incorrect answers.  The sample tests resemble the test taking experience (be sure to select “Next-Generation Practice Tests”).  This app only requires an email address to sign up, and is a great way to prepare for your College Placement Test! 

    Test Taking Tips

    • Be prepared to take the test by practicing the sample questions or utilizing the Accuplacer Study App.
    • Relax, but give the test your best effort. 
    • Get plenty of rest and eat properly prior to the test.
    • Arrive a few minutes early in order to find the testing area, bathrooms, and gather your thoughts before the test begins.
    • Pay careful attention to directions, and be sure you understand before you begin each test.
    • Because this test is adaptive, you must answer every question.  If you do not know the answer to a question, try to eliminate one or more of the choices.
    • Remember to bring a valid photo ID.

    Schedule an Appointment

    Click here to find our Testing Center locations and hours.

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