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HCC Placement Testing
What are placement tests and do I need to take one?
All students (including high school concurrent students) taking classes at HCC are required to have the appropriate placement scores in math, reading, and English*. HCC accepts ACT scores and SAT scores, but does not require students to take these tests for admissions. HCC does, however, require students without an ACT or SAT score to complete placement tests in math, reading, and English before enrolling for the first time. Students seeking an AA, AS, or AGS will take the ACCUPLACER placement test. Students in the Technical programs are required to take the Work Keys Test.
When can I take HCC’s placement tests?
New students will have the opportunity to take placement scores on any of the enrollment days. Students who would like to take placement tests prior to an enrollment day may do so at any of the following locations in HCC’s service area. Please sign up for a placement test at least 24 hours in advance of the testing time.
How much do placement tests cost?
The first ACCUPLACER placement test is free of charge for students enrolling at HCC. Students choosing to re-take ACCUPLACER tests will be charged $25. Students taking Work Keys tests will be charged $12 per test.
Can I re-take a placement test?
Students may choose to re-take the ACCUPLACER test up to 3 times per subject. A waiting period of 2 weeks between the first and second tests and 6 weeks between the second and third tests must be observed.
Who can I contact about placement testing?
New students planning to attend an enrollment session at any HCC site may take placement tests at that time. Students who would like to take placement tests ahead of their enrollment date may take the placement tests at any of the sites and times listed below by registering online at least 24 hours in advance of the test. Click here for more information about scheduling a placement test. Contact the following people for more information.
Highland Campus -Kristen Allen- 785-442-6058
HCC Technical Center-Hannah Stirton-785-442-6180
HCC Regional Center-Contact the regional coordinator