Placement testing in math, English, and reading comprehension will be required of all entering students, both full-time and part-time. Exemptions may be granted if a student has completed placement tests at CCC within the last three years, has transfer credit in college-level English and/or math, or has had the test or portions of the test waived by Admissions.
The results of the tests are used to place students in the most appropriate first math and/or English courses for their ability. In addition to determining the most appropriate first course for students, the placement tests can help students identify their academic strengths and needs to assist in planning an appropriate schedule of coursework at Corning Community College.
Scheduling your placement test is now available online or contact Admissions at (607) 962-9151, (800) 358-7171, ext. 9151.
The testing is administered via computer and is very easy to use, even for prospective students with little or no computer experience. A proctor will be present to answer questions or to assist first-time computer users.
The number of questions on each test ranges from 17 to 22. The questions will appear one at a time on the computer screen. The questions are multiple-choice and students will only need to use the mouse or space bar on the keyboard to select the desired answer. Students required to take the English portion of the placement tests will need to type or hand-write an essay.
The placement tests are not timed, with the exception of the English portion; students are given 1 hour to type their essay (hand-written essays are permitted). Students should allot three hours for completing the testing process. Calculators are not permitted for the math section; scrap paper and pencils will be provided.
At the conclusion of the test, the computer automatically determines students' placements into English, reading, and math classes using criteria established by CCC faculty and staff. Course placements made on the basis of the test scores serve as a beginning step in the advisement and course registration process.
We have provided study guides to assist students in preparing for the placement tests.
Students requiring special accommodations for testing should contact the Student Disability Services office prior to scheduling a placement test appointment. Once accommodations have been approved, the Assessment Coordinator will contact the student to arrange an appointment for testing. Students may reach the Student Disability Services office by calling (607) 962-9262 or 1-800-358-7171 ext. 9262.