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Placement Options

Testing Center Summer Hours

The Testing Center at the Rampart Range Campus will be closed for testing on the following dates: 
June 9, 2022
July 8, 2022
July 11, 2022
July 21, 2022

Students who need to test during these days can schedule their appointments at the Centennial Campus. For assistance please call 719-502-3370.

The Testing office will also close daily during lunch hours. 

Lunch hours at the Rampart Range: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lunch hours at the Centennial Campus: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Do you need to take the placement test?

No! Most students are not required to take the placement test to enroll in classes at Pikes Peak Community College. You can either enroll in co-requisite classes or challenge for placement into college-level classes. Review your options below and meet with an advisor if you have questions about the best option for you!

Enroll in Co-Requisite Classes

Challenge for Placement into College-Level Classes

Enroll in Co-Requisite Classes

Most students can start in the college-level English and Math classes they need for their degree. Students do this by enrolling in their college-level English and Math classes with a co-requisite college-prep support course. These co-requisite college-prep courses are designed to make sure you have the skills needed to be successful in your college level courses. Students will also need to register for AAA 1009 (Advancing Academic Achievement) which teaches you strategies to be a successful college student. This is the best option for students to get started in the college-level courses they need for their degree and get the support they need to be successful! If you are a military student, scroll down to read about how to qualify for co-requisite classes.

Accounting
Advanced Paramedic Practitioner
Allied Health
Anthropology
Architecture & Construction Management – All Emphasis Areas
Art History
Associate of Arts
Associate of Science
Automotive Collision Technology
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology w/ Diesel Emphasis
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Biology
Building & Construction Technology
Business Administration – All Emphasis Areas
Business Transfer
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Aided Drafting – All Emphasis Areas
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice
Dance
Dental Assisting
Diesel Technology
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Elementary Education
Emergency Management & Planning
Emergency Medical Services - EMT
Emergency Medical Services -Paramedic
Emergency Services Admin
English
Fire Science – All Emphasis Areas
French
Geography
Geology
History
Hospitality
Humanities
Interior Design
Journalism
Machining Technology – All Emphasis Areas
Math
Medical Assistant - AAS (Not Clinical Office Asst Cert.)
Multimedia Graphic Design
Music
Outdoor Leadership & Recreation Technology
Paralegal
Pharmacy Technician
Philosophy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Allied Health
Medical Professional
Pre-Nursing
Professional Photography
Professional Writing
Psychology
Psychology
Radio & Television
Radiology Technician
Robotics & Automation
Secure Coding
Sign Language Interpreter Prep
Social Services Technician - Certificates
Social Work Transfer
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Surgical Tech
Theatre
Water Environmental Technology
Welding

Accounting
Allied Health
Architecture & Construction Management – All Emphasis Areas
Automotive Collision Technology
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology w/ Diesel Emphasis
Building & Construction Technology
Computer Aided Drafting – All Emphasis Areas
Computer Information Systems
Computer Networking Technology – All Emphasis Areas
Culinary Arts – All Emphasis Areas
Cyber Security
Diesel Technology
Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Hospitality
Interior Design
Machining Technology – All Emphasis Areas
Medical Assistant - AAS (Not Clinical Office Asst Cert.)
Multimedia Graphic Design
Outdoor Leadership & Recreation Technology
Paralegal
Pharmacy Technician
Physical Therapy Assistant
Robotics & Automation
Sign Language Interpreter Prep
Social Services Technician - Certs
Surgical Tech
Water Environmental Technology
Welding
Zoo Keeping Technology

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic
Pharmacy Technician
Pre-Nursing
Surgical Tech
Zoo Keeping

Allied Health
Architecture & Construction Management - All
Automotive Collision Technology
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology w/ Diesel Emphasis
Building & Construction Technology
Computer Aided Drafting - All Emphasis Areas
Criminal Justice (AAS)
Dental Assisting
Diesel Technology
Emergency Medical Services - EMT
Fire Science - All Emphasis Area
Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Technology
Interior Design
Machining Technology - All Emphasis Areas
Medical Assistant - AAS (Not Clinical Office Asst. CERT)
Multimedia Graphic Design
Outdoor Leadership & Technology
Physical Therapy Assistant
Professional Photography
Radio & Television
Radiology Technician
Robotics & Automation
Sign Language Interpreter Prep
Surgical Tech
Welding
Zoo Keeping Technology

Accounting

Allied Health

Business Administration (AAS) - All Emphasis Areas

Culinary Arts - All Emphasis Areas

Early Childhood Education (AAS)

Medical Assistant - AAS (Not Clinical Office Asst. CERT)

Multimedia Graphic Design

 

Art History
Associates of Arts
Communications
Criminal Justice (AA, AAS)
Dance
Early Childhood Education (AA)
Emergency Management & Planning
English
French
History
Humanities
Journalism
Music
Paralegal
Philosophy
Professional Writing
Sign Language Interpreter Prep
Spanish
Studio Arts
Theatre

Advanced Paramedic Practitioner (BAS)
Anthropology
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Criminal Justice (AA)
Emergency Services Admin (BAS)
Hospitality
Political Science
Psychology (AA)
Social Work Transfer
Sociology

Elementary Education (AA)

Associate of Science
Biology
Business Transfer (AA)
Chemistry
Computer Information Systems
Computer Networking Technology – All Emphasis Areas
Computer Science
Cyber Security
Geography
Geology
Math
Physics
Allied Health
Medical Professional
Psychology (AA, AS)
Radiology Technician
Water Environmental Technology

Challenge for Placement into College-Level Classes

We know students come to us ready for the challenge of college-level classes, so show us what you’ve got! You can challenge for placement into college-level classes a variety of ways using your Academic History. If you have these scores, please report them through the Academic History Form. Some courses may require higher test scores than the scores listed below. Consult the Multiple Measures for more information.

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement: ENG 121/1021; ENG 131/1031

Grade of “B” or better in a year of 11th grade English completed within the last 2 years

College Quantitative Literacy Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220

Grade of “B” or better in a year of Algebra II or higher completed within the last 18 months

College Algebraic Literacy Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220; MAT 121/1340 and MAT 123/1320

Grade of "B" or better in a year of Pre-Calculus or higher completed within the last 18 months

High School Equivalency exam less than 5 years old

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement: ENG 121/1021; ENG 131/1031

GED Reasoning through Language Arts Score 165

HiSet Language Arts Writing or Reading Score 15

TASC Language Arts Reading Score 580 or Language Arts Writing Score 560 with Essay Score 6

College Quantitative Literacy Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220

GED Mathematical Reasoning Score 165

HiSet Math Score 15

TASC Math Score 560

 

ACT Test Scores less than 5 years old

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement: ENG 121/1021; ENG 131/1031

ACT English Score 18 and ACT Reading Score 17

College Quantitative Literacy Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220

ACT Math Score 19

College Algebraic Literacy Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220; MAT 121/1340 and MAT 123/1320

ACT Math Score 23

College Algebraic Literacy & Pre-Calculus Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220; MAT 121/1340; MAT 123/1320; MAT 122/1420; MAT 125/1400; MAT 166/1440

ACT Math Score 24

College Algebraic Literacy & Calculus Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220; MAT 121/1340; MAT 123/1320; MAT 122/1420; MAT 125/1400; MAT 166/1440; MAT 201/2410

ACT Math Score 28

SAT Test Scores less than 5 years old

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement: ENG 121/1021; ENG 131/1031

SAT Evidenced Based Reading & Writing Score 470

College Quantitative Literacy Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220

SAT Math Score 500

College Algebraic Literacy Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220; MAT 121/1340 and MAT 123/1320

SAT Math Score 590

College Algebraic Literacy & Pre-Calculus Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220; MAT 121/1340; MAT 123/1320; MAT 122/1420; MAT 125/1400; MAT 166/1440

SAT Math Score 610

College Algebraic Literacy & Calculus Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220; MAT 121/1340; MAT 123/1320; MAT 122/1420; MAT 125/1400; MAT 166/1440; MAT 201/2410

SAT Math Score 650

PSAT Test Scores less than 5 years old

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement: ENG 121/1021; ENG 131/1031

SAT Evidenced Based Reading & Writing Score 470

College Quantitative Literacy Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220

SAT Math Score 500

College Algebraic Literacy Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220; MAT 121/1340 and MAT 123/1320

SAT Math Score 590

College Algebraic Literacy & Pre-Calculus Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220; MAT 121/1340; MAT 123/1320; MAT 122/1420; MAT 125/1400; MAT 166/1440

SAT Math Score 610

College Algebraic Literacy & Calculus Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220; MAT 121/1340; MAT 123/1320; MAT 122/1420; MAT 125/1400; MAT 166/1440; MAT 201/2410

SAT Math Score 650

Previously Completed College Coursework with a "C-" or higher, and/or a Degree Awarded from a regionally accredited institution

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement: ENG 121/1021; ENG 131/1031

Equivalent course found in TES to:

  • CCR 092/ENG 0092 or CCR 094/ENG 0094 less than 5 years old, or
  • ENG121/1021 or higher less than 15 years old, or
  • AA, AS, BA, BS, Masters or PhD completed. AGS, AAS or BAS do NOT qualify

College Quantitative Literacy Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220

Equivalent course found in TES to:

  • MAT 050/0250 less than 5 years old, or
  • MAT 103/1120 or higher less than 15 years old, or
  • AA, BA, Masters, or PhD completed. AGS, AAS or BAS do NOT qualify

College Algebraic Literacy Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220; MAT 121/1340 and MAT 123/1320

Equivalent course found in TES to:

  • MAT 055/0300 less than 5 years old, or
  • MAT 121/1340 or higher less than 15 years old, or
  • AS, BS, Masters, or PhD completed. AGS, AAS or BAS do NOT qualify

College Credit Exam (AP, CLEP, DSST, GED, IB) less than 15 years old

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement: ENG 121/1021; ENG 131/1031

If you have earned credit from a College Credit Exam you meet the college-prep pre-requisite for that course

Review the PLA Testing Matrix to see what scores are needed to earn college credit

College Quantitative Literacy Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220

If you have earned credit from a College Credit Exam you meet the college-prep pre-requisite for that course

Review the PLA Testing Matrix to see what scores are needed to earn college credit

College Algebraic Literacy Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220; MAT 121/1340 and MAT 123/1320

If you have earned credit from a College Credit Exam you meet the college-prep pre-requisite for that course

Review the PLA Testing Matrix to see what scores are needed to earn college credit

Accuplacer Test Scores less than 5 years old

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement: ENG 121/1021; ENG 131/1031

Next Generation Accuplacer Writing Score 246

Accuplacer Classic Sentence Skills Score 95 and Reading Comprehension Score 80

College Quantitative Literacy Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220

Next Generation Accuplacer Arithmetic Score 265 or QAS Score 240 or AAF Score 245

Accuplacer Classic Elementary Algebra Score 61

College Algebraic Literacy Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220; MAT 121/1340 and MAT 123/1320

Next Generation Accuplacer AAF Score 245

Accuplacer Classic Elementary Algebra Score 85

College Algebraic Literacy & Pre-Calculus Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220; MAT 121/1340; MAT 123/1320; MAT 122/1420; MAT 125/1400; MAT 166/1440

Next Generation Accuplacer AAF Score 280

Accuplacer Classic College Level Score 63

College Algebraic Literacy & Calculus Placement: MAT 103/1120; MAT 107/1140; MAT 112/1160; MAT 120/1240; MAT 135/1260; MAT 155/1220; MAT 121/1340; MAT 123/1320; MAT 122/1420; MAT 125/1400; MAT 166/1440; MAT 201/2410

Accuplacer Classic College Level Score 103

Calculus Placement Test Score 30

EdReady Scores less than 1 year old

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement: ENG 121/1021; ENG 131/1031

PPCCEnglishPrep Study Path Score 90

College Quantitative and College Algebraic Literacy Placement:

Study Path Score 90 for the math course you want to place into

As of 3/1/2021, EdReady cannot be used to place into MAT 122/1420, MAT 125/1400, or MAT 166/1440. Students may complete the Accuplacer to place into these courses. Students are encouraged to use the EdReady codes PPCC_ 1440 or PPCC_1400 to prepare for the Accuplacer.

Military and Veterans Student

Military or Veteran Affiliated Students

Are you a military or veteran affiliated student wanting to use VA or DOD Education Benefits to pay for a college prep course (below the 100-course level)?

Pikes Peak Community College has confirmed with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense that a placement test is required in order to justify taking a college prep math or English course. No other form of justification is acceptable. Neither VA nor DOD (For both Tuition Assistance and MyCAA) will not pay for these courses without a placement test score on file.

What does this mean for you?

You must take EdReady or the Accuplacer test to determine if you need to take a college prep course for math or English. An EdReady score below 90 can be submitted to justify your enrollment in a college prep course.

Accuplacer testing for math and English is available by appointment at our Fort Carson office Tuesday through Friday. Call PPCC’s Military and Veterans Programs at 719-502-4200 to schedule an appointment. They are located in Building 1117, room 117.


How to take the Accuplacer to place into college-level classes

Accuplacer Placement testing is offered by appointment only. Testers should schedule their appointment online through eSARS for Centennial and Rampart Campuses.

Testing hours are Mondays - Thursdays at 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Fridays at 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Students studying
Student Studying

How to complete EdReady to Place into College-Level Classes

While the PPCC Testing Center is offering limited Accuplacer testing on campus due to precautions regarding COVID19, PPCC has approved the use of EdReady as a placement option.

To take advantage of this option, students will need to:

1. Create an account in PPCC's EdReady Platform: ppcc.edready.org
  • Students must use their PPCC assigned student email if they have one. If you do not have a PPCC email, you should use the email you included in your PPCC application.
2. Enter the Goal Key for the course you are trying to place into:

Placement

Goal Key

Pre-Requisite Met

ENG 121/1021 or ENG 131/1031

PPCC_1021

Use this code if you are trying to register for a course with a College Reading and Writing Literacy pre-requisite

MAT 103/1120

PPCC_1120

 

MAT 107/1140

PPCC_1140

 

MAT 112/1160

PPCC_1160

 

MAT 120/1240

PPCC_1240

Use this code if you are trying to register for a course with a College Quantitative Literacy pre-requisite

MAT 121/1340

PPCC_1340

Use this code if you are trying to register for a course with a MAT 055/0300 or College Algebraic Literacy pre-requisite

MAT 135/1260

PPCC_1260

 

MAT 155/1220

PPCC_1220

 



As of 3/1/2021, EdReady cannot be used to place into MAT 122/1420, MAT 125/1400, or MAT 166/1440. Students may complete the Accuplacer to place into these courses. Students are encouraged to use the EdReady codes PPCC_1440 or PPCC_1400 to prepare for the Accuplacer.

3. Complete the diagnostic test, work through lessons, and retest topics to earn a score of 90 or higher.

4. Once you've earned a 90, the Testing Center will get an automatic notification with your score report. You do not need to send us your scores. We will send you an email with placement information and with the next step to make an appointment with an Advisor and register for classes.

5. Students using VA Education Benefits or Tuition Assistance may use EdReady with a score below 90 to justify enrollment in prep courses. You must export your results directly to the Testing Center. To export your scores:

  • Go to "My Account"
  • Under "Student data export" select "Download Your Data"
  • In the textbox, send a copy directly to the Testing Center: testing.center@ppcc.edu
  • The Testing Center will let you know when your scores have been entered on your student record
Rampart Range Campus
Need More Information? Contact the Testing Center at testing.center@ppcc.edu or visit us at one of our locations. 

Centennial Campus 
Room A121 Aspen Building 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 502-3370

M-Th 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Close daily for testing during lunch hours: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sat Closed 
Sun Closed


Rampart Range Campus
Room S101 2070 Interquest Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80921
(719) 502-3380

M-Th 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Close daily for testing during lunch hours: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sat Closed 
Sun Closed

Closed for testing: 
June 9, 2022
July 8, 2022
July 11, 2022
July 21, 2022

Testing Center Mission Statement

The Testing Center is committed to providing exceptional, accessible, and comprehensive testing services for Pikes Peak Community College and the surrounding community. All tests are administered under standardized conditions that are efficient, fair, and secure. We maintain and adhere to all standards set forth in the National College Testing Association’s Professional Standards & Guidelines