Degree seeking students are exempt from the College Placement Test if they have submitted one of the following:
1) College Level FCPT/SAT/ACT Scores - All scores must have been taken within the past 2 years to be considered valid. If they are more than 2 years old, then you will need to take our placement test. You will only need to take the placement test in the sections you did not get the minimum score required. Please see below for the minimum score needed to be considered college level.
Note: The math score of 440 on SAT and 19 on ACT will place you into Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033). You will need a minimum score of 510 on the SAT and 21 on the ACT to go straight into a College Level General Education math course. If you have met the minimum scores to be considered college level, but would like to try and test one level higher in math, then please see an advisor to take the College Placement Test.
2) College Level Transfer Coursework - If you are a transfer student from another college, then you will need to meet with an advisor to have your unofficial transcript reviewed. Please bring a copy of your transcripts with you for the advisor to determine if placement testing is required. They will verify if the school you are transferring from is accredited and whether your courses can transfer to HCC. If the advisor determines that you are not at college level in Math or English with your previous courses, then you will need to take the placement test in that area only.
3) Prior CPT Scores from a Florida College or University - If you have taken the College Placement Test at another Florida College or University, and your scores are from within the past 2 years, then we can honor those scores for placement.
***If you need to schedule College Placement Testing, then please see an advisor for a referral. Please bring any documentation from above if applicable.
Note: The CPT is typically a one time only test. Therefore, it should be taken seriously. If you place into Prep Courses, then you will be required to complete those before moving on to the College Level Courses. We highly recommend that you review the CPT Study Guide and CPT Prep Guide before taking the test. This will familiarize you with the types of questions that will be asked. If you would like to take some practice tests, click here.