Do you need to take an Assessment Test?

In Colorado you must meet the academic prerequisites to enroll directly into college-level Math and English courses. Whether you are a recent high school graduate, are transferring from another college, or are going to college for the first time and would like to start with preparatory courses. Understanding your academic history will help you get into the right classes so you can be successful at PPCC.

Placement Options:

Depending on your individual situation and preference you may utilize any of the following four options for placement options. For example: you may place into college level English and Math based on High School courses by completing the High School Exemption Questionnaire; Provide documents with: prior College completed course work, completed GED, ACT, SAT, HiSET, or TASC scores; you may choose to take the placement assessment test to determine your Math and English placement; or you may prefer to start in preperatory courses and learn the basics by filling out the opt-in form and just start taking classes. Refer to the placement score matrix to see if you qualify for any exemptions.

Submit transcripts or test scores

If you meet one or more of the exemptions below, you may submit support documentation online or in person.

In addition to the online form linked below, you may also bring your supporting documentation (unofficial transcripts are ok for this purpose) into any testing center or scan and email them to

Please allow 72 hrs for the documentation to be processed and the exemption applied.

Submit Documentation Online

Opt-In to Preparatory Classes

If you cannot provide documentation to show you meet the prerequisites to enroll directly into college level coursework and you do not wish to take a placement assessment, you may choose to enroll directly into the college preparatory classes.

By opting into the class you would start in preparatory Math and preparatory English classes.

We recommend meeting with an Academic Advisor to discuss the pros and cons of opting into the college prepatory classes as it could prolong the time it takes to earn a degree.

Opt-into College prep class.

Take the Placement Assessment

In Colorado you must meet the academic prerequisites to enroll directly into college-level Math and English courses. The Accuplacer assessment test's will show how prepared you are for college-level classes. It is important to prepare by studying for you placement test in order to get an accurate score. We advise students to review Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, and Math with materials available on-line or at our location's Library. A guide to the study websites is also available at any Testing Center and our webpage.

Once you are ready, come in to any of our testing center locations. (no appointment necessary). We have limited walk-in seating and you may have to wait as we approach the beginning of the semester. Scheduling an appointment assures you will be able to take the assessment when you come in. Plan to spend 1.5 to 2 hours for the total assessment (Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, and Math). If you have graduated from High School with-in the last two years fill out the High School Exemption questionnaire to see if you are exempt from taking the Accuplacer based on your High school grades GPA and grades.

High School Exemption questionaire