Taking a Skills-based Test
COCC Placement is excited to offer remote testing during the COVID-19 health situation. Contact CAP Services at 541-383-7200 to schedule your remote testing appointment.
Note that if you haven't activated your COCC student account, be sure to before you take the test.
The Day of the Test
- Remember to bring ID that includes your name and a recognizable photo.
- Allow plenty of time -arrive early- check in starts 15 minutes before the test begins.
- Do not rush! The tests are untimed, but it typically takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. COCC offers students the option to resume an unfinished test on another day, so take your time!
- Feel free to ask the staff any questions you may have.
About the Tests
Both the ALEKS math and ACCUPLACER writing skills-based tests are designed to help you succeed in college. Learn more about these tests below.
ALEKS - Math Placement
The ALEKS skills-based math test is an online inventory of your math skills. You may be asked to take the ALEKS to determine the mathematics course in which you will have the greatest success. No need to study beforehand – ALEKS will guide you through the process.
ACCUPLACER - Writing Placement
The ACCUPLACER skills-based writing test uses a computer-based format, unlimited time and immediate placement. COCC uses the Next-Generation Reading Comprehension for writing placement.
Students with Disabilities
If you require test accommodations due to a documented disability, contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities at 541-383-7583 to establish accommodations prior to reserving an assessment time.