Preparing for the placement test may lead to a better performance and a higher placement. A higher placement may result in your ability to move forward with your academic goals with minimal or no pre-college level math and/or English classes. Please read the following information before taking the placement test.
Before Testing Please Submit an Online Admissions Application
If you are a new student, please apply for admission online before taking the placement test.
Go to apply.camdencc.edu. Select Create Your Account and then Apply to Camden County College. All students are required to complete an Admissions Application regardless of the reason for enrollment.
If you have attended another college and you are applying to a selective associate degree or certificate program, or if you wish to have your previous courses evaluated for transfer credit, please submit to the Admissions, Records and Registration Services an official transcript from each college you have listed on the application.
College Placement Walk-in Test Schedule
What placement test does the College use?
Camden County College uses the online Accuplacer.
Who should take the placement test?
Most full time and part time students are required to take the placement test before enrolling in classes.
How are the scores used?
The scores are used to determine the most appropriate placement for each student. Some students may place into college-level courses, and some students may need to enroll in developmental classes.
How do I prepare for the test?
The results determine which classes you need to take, and therefore it is very important for each student to review the test description and sample tests before taking the test. There are also some additional sites listed below that you may find helpful.
Accuplacer Reading and Writing Video Tips
- Writing Video Tips
- Reading Comprehension Questions (PDF)
- Sample Essay for Accuplacer Essay Test Practice (PDF)
- Sentence Skills Questions (PDF)
Accuplacer Sample Questions
All students should review the description of the test. This link gives some information about the format and features of the test. There is also information about exemptions and accommodations for students with disabilities.
Students who would like to purchase an online interactive practice test/study app may do so by going to the site listed below. This site is compatible with iPhone, iPod and iPad.
This site provides information about basic math, algebra, study skills, math anxiety and learning styles. It was created by a professor in CCC's Academic Skills Math Department, and many students have found this site to be fun and extremely helpful.
What do I need to bring to the test?
All students must have a valid/current photo ID in order to test. Pencils, pens and scrap paper are supplied by the Testing Center.
How long is the test?
The test takes approximately 2 ½ hours. The test is given on a walk-in basis according to the schedule listed on this website. Students may begin the test at anytime within the walk-in hours. No reservation is necessary.
What does the test cover?
The Test: Essay, Reading Sentence Skills, Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra
The ESL Test: Reading, Listening, Essay, Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra
(Only the essay portion of each test is timed. The rest of the test is un-timed).
What aids are permitted during testing?
The math tests provide a built-in calculator which can be used periodically throughout the test. Scrap paper will be supplied by the Testing Center.
(No hand held calculators, dictionaries or other outside aids can be used during testing.)
Where can I take the Test?
You may take the test at all three CCC locations: Blackwood, Camden, Cherry Hill.
Please see test schedule.
Do I qualify for an exemption from taking the placement test?
(Official documentation is required for all exemptions).
SAT Exemptions and Score Information
How do I get the results of the test?
You will be given a print out of your results immediately, and then you can meet with an advisor to discuss your results and next steps.
Due to the confidential nature of test results, scores and placements can't be discussed over the phone.
If I don't do well on the test, can I retest?
Please review the sample tests and test description before the first test so that you are prepared. If you would like to retest, you may do so according to the retest guidelines.
Test Center Rules
• All students must have a valid/current photo ID before being seated for any testing.
• All cell phones, blue tooth and other electronic devices must be turned off and stored away. No cell phones or other electronic devices can be placed on the desks at anytime.
• No personal calculators, dictionaries, scrap paper, food, drinks or gum are allowed in the Testing Center.
• No Internet, email or other sites may be accessed while testing.
• Scrap paper supplied by the Testing Center must be handed in before leaving the Testing Center.
• Hats, hoods and sunglasses must be removed before testing.
• All personal items must be stored away during testing.
How can I make special arrangements for testing accommodations?
Anyone with a disability that would prevent them testing under standard conditions, may request special accommodations by calling the Disability Support Services Office at (856) 227-7200 ext. 4430 or by contacting the Director at email@example.com.
Students who are hearing impaired may call the Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students at (856) 227-7200 ext. 4255 (voice) or email the Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All requests for accommodations will be evaluated on a case by case basis. In order to be eligible for accommodations, students are required to submit current and substantive documentation to the Disability Support Services Office.
For questions regarding testing, please contact the Testing Center at
(856) 227-7200 ext. 4710.
Testing Center, LIB 200
P.O. Box 200, College Drive
Blackwood, NJ 08012
(856) 227-7200 ext. 4710
Fax (856) 374-5090
College Hall 117
200 N. Broadway
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 968- 1287 (Mondays through Fridays) or 1275 (Mondays through Thursdays)
Fax (856) 968-1222
Cherry Hill Campus
1889 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003