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Assessment Testing

New Assessment Test Starting Sept. 29

The Accuplacer® assessment has been replaced with the new Community College Placement Test (CCPT) to determine placement into most courses. Exceptions are in ESL, biology, and chemistry courses. 

If you have already taken the Accuplacer, don't worry. Your scores are good for course placement. However, we no longer give the Accuplacer exam for placement into most courses.

If you’re a new student, the state of Colorado requires you take a Community College Placement Test (CCPT) before you can enroll in classes (unless you qualify for an exemption). This assessment will help us place you in the right courses when you start at Front Range Community College.

What’s on the Assessment?

All students take math and reading assessments and complete a 300- to 600-word essay. For certain degree or certification programs, students may also need to take a biology and/or chemistry assessment. (Find out your program’s requirements.)

Getting Ready

Getting ready for your assessment? Check out these free study guides and resources.

Additionally, the FRCC Larimer Campus offers in-person support at two locations. Contact them to learn more:

Take the Assessment

The assessment costs $10, and is offered at the testing centers on each of our four campuses. Stop by during testing center hours (at least two hours before closing) and bring your student ID number and a government-issued photo ID.

No appointment is necessary, except at our Brighton Center. Tests are not timed, but usually take two to three hours to complete.

Find Out If You Qualify for an Exemption

Complete this form to help determine if you need to take the assessment. You may not have to take the placement test if you:

  • Have an Associate of Arts (AA) or Science (AS) or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Unofficial transcripts are accepted.

  • Earned a C or better in math and/or English at a regionally accredited college or university. Unofficial transcripts are accepted.

  • Have qualifying ACT or SAT scores from the last five years. Unofficial test score documentation is accepted.

  • Are over 20 years old and taking one course (that is not English or math) for personal interest or job enhancement.

Disability Accommodations

If you have a documented disability, please contact us ahead of time for a longer testing time, reduced distractions, or other reasonable accommodations. To learn more about accommodations, visit disability services.

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