If you live outside Pinellas County and can't come to a Test Center, make arrangements to take a proctored exam.
How do you know if you're at college level in reading, English and math? By looking at:
NOTE: If you are transferring classes from another institution, please contact an advisor to review your transcripts and test scores to see if you need to take any sections of the College Placement Test.
The College Placement Test helps you figure out which classes you should take and pinpoints areas where you may need help with your skills.
If you need help, we've got you covered. We have new, more flexible courses and tools to prepare you. These will save you time, money and effort.
We want you to succeed. And being prepared is the best way to do that. We offer these options to get you ready for college-level work:
You can use the following guides to help prepare for you a placement test.
Study guides containing more in-depth review materials to prepare for either college placement test are available for:
You can take the placement test at one of our Test Centers during specific hours. You take the test online and it is not timed. We recommend you allow 2 to 3 hours to complete it.
When you come to take the test, you will need:
You cannot bring food, drink, electronic devices or any other materials into the test room.
If you have a disability and require testing accommodations beyond extended time (test is not timed), contact Disability Resources to make arrangements for accommodations.
The test is free the first time you take it. You will be charged a $15 fee for retakes. Test scores expire for placement purposes after two years.
Testing is available at the main testing centers (Clearwater, Seminole, St. Petersburg/Gibbs and Tarpon Springs campuses) on:
Mondays and Thursdays9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Last test starts at 4:30 p.m. for walk in testing and must be completed by 7 p.m. 4:30 - 7 p.m. - College Placement Test by appointment only
Tuesdays and Wednesdays9 a.m. - 2 p.m.Last test starts at 2 p.m. and must be completed by 4:30 p.m.
Fridays8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.Last test starts at 10 a.m. and must be completed by noon.
CLEP’s are to be scheduled 24-48 hours before the test administration time.
CLEP's are by appointment only at the Clearwater, Gibbs and Seminole campuses.
At SPC, we encourage all incoming students to take a placement test.
That's one of the best ways to predict your readiness for college work.
And it's free.
The test is required for new students who:
If you are required to take a placement test, your scores will be used to determine which courses to take. Find out what these scores mean.
Because of changes in state rules, some incoming students no longer
have to take a placement test or enroll in readiness courses to prepare
them for college-level work. The placement test is optional if you:
If you decide not to take a placement test, meet with an advisor to review your academic
history and find out what courses are right for you.
Scores used for placement must be less than two years old. SPC uses the highest scores from the PERT, Accuplacer, ACT, and SAT administered within the last two years.
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