All new students who wish to enroll in a degree or certificate program or who plan to take an English or math course must take the College Placement Test (CPT). These computerized tests determine your skills in reading, English and math. There is no charge to take it.
Call the Assessment Center-Baldwin at (618) 468-5220 or (618) 468-5221, or one of our other three locations:
- Macoupin County Community Education Center, Carlinville - (217) 854-5400
- N.O. Nelson Campus, Edwardsville - (618) 656-8800
- Tri-County Center, Jerseyville - (618) 498-6500
- Dual Credit Students - The College Placement Test may be administered at you high school by special arrangement. Contact your counselor for more information.
*If you are a high school student taking the test for dual credit, please identify yourself as such when registering for any test date.
**Students with disabilities - If you require test accommodations due to a documented disability, please contact the Godfrey Campus Assessment Center for information.
The test covers writing, reading comprehension, numerical skills/prealgebra, algebra, college algebra and trigonometry. There may be an essay. Learn more about what to expect
Before the Test
On Test Day
- Your test will be in the Assessment Center in Baldwin 1442 (labeled with a Red B on the campus map), located next door to the Enrollment Center.
- Upon arrival, pick up a visitor’s parking pass at the security office, located near the north entrance to campus (at the traffic light). Park in any lot labeled with a red VP on the campus map.
- YOU MUST HAVE A PHOTO ID IN ORDER TO TEST.
- Arrive for your testing appointment early; testing will start promptly on time.
- Verify your orientation appointment when your test is complete. Total time for testing and orientation is approximately 6 hours so plan accordingly.
Scores are available as soon as you have completed the test. Results are used to place you into L&C courses including math and English. There are 100 points possible for each section of the test.
- Score: 81 or higher - You are eligible to enroll in courses that are part of the High School Partnership program. Courses requiring a minimum score of 81 are designated IAI Gen Ed, Major, Transferable, and Advanced Occupational.
- Score: 61 or higher - You are eligible to enroll in HSP courses that are designated Introductory Occupational.