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Placement Testing Guide

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Placement Tests are given to determine your proficiency in the areas of Writing, Reading, Math, and Science so that you are placed in the correct classes for your first semester at Columbus State. Placement Tests in Writing, Reading, and Math are REQUIRED for students who do not have college-ready ACT/SAT scores or official transcripts with qualifying college credit. If you are unsure or we have not received your official documentation of scores or credit, you should take all three tests, Writing, Reading, and Math.

In addition, if you plan to pursue a major with Science requirements, you will need to take the Science Placement Test as well.

If you have questions, please feel free to call the
Columbus State College Testing Services at 614-287-3602.

Once you have received your acceptance letter/email and a student ID (CougarID) number, your next steps are to apply for financial aid and complete the placement process.

Specific Student Populations

College Credit Plus

If you are a College Credit Plus (CCP) student, you may not need to take the Math or Science Placement tests. These tests are only required if you plan to enroll in college-level math or science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) courses. For more information, contact the Dual Enrollment office at 614-287-5349, or go to www.cscc.edu/admissions/placement-testing/college-credit-plus.shtml.

Students Needing Accommodations

If you are a student with a disability and need accommodations for testing beyond extended time, contact Disability Services at 614-287-2570, or go to: www.cscc.edu/services/disability/register.shtml

English as a Second Language

If you have less than six years of school in the United States, you must complete the ESL Placement Test. For more information contact College Testing Services at 614-287-3602 or visit www.cscc.edu/admissions/placement-testing/ESL-placement.shtml

 

Submit Documents and Transcripts

Make sure you have submitted all official documentation and transcripts or asked for scores to be sent for ACT or SAT, Transfer Credit from other colleges, AP Credit, or CLEP Scores. For further instructions, go to www.cscc.edu/admissions/placement-testing/need-placement.shtml#obtaining.

Confirm Which Placement Test(s) You Need To Take

Placement Tests are given to determine your proficiency in the areas of Writing, Reading, Math, and Science so that you are placed in the correct classes for your first semester at Columbus State. Placement Tests in Writing, Reading, and Math are REQUIRED for students who do not have college-ready ACT/SAT scores or official transcripts with qualifying college credit. In addition, if you plan to pursue a major with Science requirements, you will need to take the Science Placement Test as well.

Use the following link to help you confirm which Placement Test to take:  (Link to What Placement Tests Do I Need to Take? From Admissions modified with determination check boxes) If you are still unsure after reviewing the information, our advice is to take Writing, Reading, and Math Placement Tests.

Prepare for Placement Testing (VERY IMPORTANT)

Before you test, be sure to review. Proper placement is important to your success in college. Information and resources are available for each placement test at www.cscc.edu/placement.

Math

Reading

Writing

Science

Take Placement Tests

Take your Placement Tests in a location convenient to you by just walking in during their scheduled hours. Be sure to arrive at least two hours prior to closing to take your tests. Remember that you are not able to register for classes until you have completed your placement tests.

Columbus Campus, Aquinas
Hall Room 002

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:
9a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.-5p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Delaware Campus, Moeller Hall
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m
Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Regional Learning Center (RLC) Testing Center Hours and Locations:
Monday, Tuesday 12 noon -8 p.m.
Thursday, Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
(Closed Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday)

 
Dublin 
Room 311
6805 Bobcat Way
Dublin, OH 4317
Reynoldsburg 
Room 115
6699 East Livingston Avenue
Reynoldsburg, OH 4368
Westerville 
Bld. 1 Room 110
7233 Northgate Way
Westerville, OH 4382


* If you are a student with a disability and need accommodations for testing beyond extended time, contact Disability       Services at 614-287-2570, or go to: www.cscc.edu/services/disability/register.shtml

Register For Classes

When you have completed placement testing, you are ready to register for classes! Watch your Columbus State email for information about your next steps, which may include attending a new student event and/or meeting with an academic advisor.

You can log onto your Columbus State email through CougarWeb (use the white links at the bottom of the page to retrieve your username or password if needed).