ACCUPLACER (Placement Testing)

Central Piedmont uses the ACCUPLACER to gather information about your academic skills in math, English, and reading. You can find additional information about the ACCUPLACER at Click on Placement Testing located on the left. Information about ACCUPLACER guides and practice are also located on the left.

Placement Test Information for Early Childhood Students:

EDU 119 may be taken regardless of the score achieved on the Placement Test.  

RED 080 and ENG 080 (ENG 085 is equivalent) proficiency or higher required for all 100-level EDU courses

RED 090 and ENG 090 (ENG 095 is equivalent) proficiency or higher required for all 200-level EDU courses

Placement testing is offered at all CPCC campuses. Times and dates vary.  Appointments are required for testing at North Campus.  A schedule is provided.

Testing Schedule

The purpose of the placement testing is to provide an accurate assessment of a student’s proficiency at reading and writing.  The tests are computerized.  They are untimed.  It is highly recommended that students prepare for the test by reviewing the study guides and by getting adequate rest and nutrition the night before taking the test.  Before taking the placement test, please log on to CPCC’s website check out helpful tips and to take practice tests.  Click here for the link to the placement testing site.  There are several menu options in the white menu box on the left, including a video for students to view.

If you would like to take the Placement Tests at the Harris Campus, click on the link below:

Harris Campus Services Schedule


When students have completed the placement tests, a counselor will interpret the scores to let them know which English and Reading courses (if any) are needed.  Counselors or academic advisors will provide them with a written copy of the scores and the recommendation of next courses in these areas.  Any counselor or academic advisor at any campus can assist students.  The advisor at Harris Campus is Joe Pope.  His number is 704-330-4682.  Students may then contact their EDU faculty advisor for assistance with registration.