What you need to know about placement at COCC
Starting summer or fall term?
You’re on the ball! COCC is making changes to placement and we recommend waiting until noon on April 6 to take the assessment. At that time, you will be able to take the assessment online - anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection!
Placement Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Does everyone need to provide math and writing placement?
Yes, if you are new to COCC, and enrolling in credit classes, you will need to provide math & writing placement.
How do I provide placement information?
Most students new to COCC will schedule a placement assessment appointment to meet this requirement. However, there is more than one way to provide placement. See Providing Placement Information for all the ways you may meet the placement requirement.
How long does the placement assessment take?
Can I retake a placement assessment?
You must wait a minimum of 14 days to retake the ALEKS math assessment, or the ACCUPLACER writing assessment. You may not retake the Directed Self-Placement assessment.
Can I use COCC’s placement assessment for another college?
Do I need to study for the placement assessment?
When will my placement results post to my student record?
Where do I check in for my placement appointment?
Bend: Cascades Hall, room 240A (CAP Services)
Redmond: Building 1, lobby
Madras or Prineville: Front desk
- Starting spring term? Look for an email on or after March 30 with a link to take the assessment online
- Starting summer or fall term? Check back here on or after April 6 for information on taking it online
Students with Disabilities
If you require test accommodations due to a documented disability, contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (541-383-7583) to establish accommodations prior to reserving an assessment time.