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Accuplacer Basic Skills Testing



County College of Morris requires that most students take the Accuplacer Placement Test, which will assist you and your advisor in course selection. Your admissions acceptance letter will give you official notification of any placement tests you must take (see bottom of acceptance letter for information).  See Exemptions to determine whether you may be exempt from the test.  If you must take the placement test, be sure to submit your Application for Admission.  You must wait to receive your acceptance letter before calling the Testing Center (click here to visit the Testing Center page) at (973) 328-5166 to schedule your test time.
 
To schedule your placement exams online, please click here.


Who must take the Accuplacer Basic Skills Testing?

  • If you intend to matriculate (pursue an associate's degree or academic program certificate), you must take the Accuplacer Test, unless you meet the exemptions listed below.

  • Non-matriculated students must take the placement test prior to registering for any courses that require English and Math prerequisites unless they have completed the necessary course prerequisites or met the exemptions listed below.

  • If you are pursuing a major that requires a higher level of mathematics competency               
    (Engineering Science, Biology, Chemistry, Math, Biotechnology, Chemical Technology, Environmental Science, Computer Science and Game Development), you must take the College Level Math (CLM) test.

  • If English is not your native language, you must take the Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) test.

For sample questions and testing hours, click here.

Exemptions

Who is exempt from taking the Accuplacer Basic Skills Test?

PARCC Scores:
  • A score of 4 or 5 in Grade 11 English Language Arts will exempt the student from the English sections of CCM's placement test
  • A score of 4 or 5 in the Algebra 2 will exempt the student from the Algebra section of CCM's placement test.* 
ACT Scores:
  • New ACT Scores: A new ACT Writing score of 8 (2-12 scale) will exempt the student from the English sections of CCM's placement test. A Math score of 23 will exempt the student from the Algebra section of CCM's placement test.*
  • Old ACT testing: An ACT Writing score of 23 (1-36 scale) will exempt the student from the English sections of CCM's placement test. An ACT Math score of 23 will exempt the student from the Algebra section of CCM's placement test.*
SAT Scores:
  • New SAT Scores: A new SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing score of 590 will exempt the student from the English sections of CCM's placement test. A new SAT Math score of 560 will exempt the student from the Algebra section of CCM's placement test.*
  • Old SAT Testing: An old SAT Critical Reading score of 540 will exempt the student from the English sections of CCM's placement test. An old SAT Math score of 530 will exempt the student from the Algebra section of CCM's placement test.*

*Students who apply for STEM programs or who have taken high school Pre-Calculus or Calculus sit for CCM's College Level Math (CLM) exam. The CLM exam will allow the student to test directly into college-level Pre-Calculus or Calculus without having college algebra and/or college level pre-calculus courses.

If you have taken placement tests at another college.  Results should be sent to the Testing Office for review and acceptance.

All test scores and courses taken at previous institutions must be less than 7 years old to qualify for an exemption.

Proof of these exceptions
must be presented when you register.  A copy of a transcript or grade report is sufficient and must be provided prior to registering.