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General Information
Accuplacer Information
What classes do I place into?
Sending & Receiving Scores
Proctored Testing
GED Testing & Pearson
Nursing Entrance Exam

General Information

Testing Schedule - August 2019

Lone Tree Campus - Room 108-Beginning 8/5/19

Mondays
*The 1st Monday of every month ONLY there is 5 pm session*
Monday, August 5th, 5 pm

9:00 am

 

Thursdays

9:00 am

Fridays

1:00 pm

Wednesday, August 21st ONLY 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 24th ONLY 9:00 am
Fourth Street Campus - By Appointment Only

Wednesday, July 31st, August 7th & 14th

9:00 am and 1:00 pm

All test times are subject to change
We also offer testing in Page. Please contact Lena Judy for information about testing for the Page campus.
 

Do I need an appointment?

Walk-ins are permitted at the Lone Tree campus if there is available space.

Testing at Fourth Street is by appointment only.


Contact Student Development for up-to-date schedule and to register:

Testing Services
928-226-4323
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Accuplacer Information

What is the ACCUPLACER?

The ACCUPLACER is a test given to CCC students to determine their specific knowledge or proficiency in math and English, for the purpose of assigning them the appropriate courses or classes.  ACCUPLACER test scores are valid for two years. Students can also use their ACT or SAT scores to place them into math and English courses.

Placement Testing Information

Coconino Community College administers the ACCUPLACER Next-Generation placement test from The College Board. Please go to the ACCUPLACER/College Board Website for  more information on the test. Coconino Community College believes academic achievement is directly related to the course placement students receive prior to their enrollment. We are committed to providing opportunities for successful academic experiences for all students.
 

We administer the following sections of Accuplacer (click on each name to learn more):

MATH: All students start by taking the Next Generation Quantitative Reasoning,  Algebra, and Statistics section.
If a student receives a scores of 276 or higher on this section, then they advance to the Next Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions exam. 

Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics assesses the following knowledge and skills: (15-20 multiple choice questions).

  • Rational numbers
  • Ratio and Proportional Relationships
  • Exponents
  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Linear Equations
  • Linear Applications and Graphs
  • Probability Sets
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Geometry Concepts

Advanced Algebra and Functions assesses the following knowledge and skills: (15-20 multiple choice questions).

  • Linear Equations
  • Linear Applications and Graphs
  • Factoring
  • Quadratics
  • Functions
  • Radical and Rational Equations
  • Polynomial Equations
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
  • Geometry concepts for Algebra 1 and 2
  • Trigonometry
     

ENGLISH: English placement is determined by a combination of your scores on the Next-Generation Reading Comprehension exam and the Classic WritePlacer essay.  Students must take both exams to receive an English placement.

Next-Generation Reading assesses the test-taker's ability to derive meaning from a range of texts and to determine the meaning of the words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas, writing modes, and complexities. Both single and paired passages are included.  Four broad knowledge and skills categories are assessed (20 multiple choice questions):

  • Information and Ideas
  • Rhetoric
  • Synthesis
  • Vocabulary
     

Classic WritePlacer® measures your ability to write effectively, based on an essay you write from a given prompt.  Your score is based on your ability to express, organize, and support your opinions and ideas. The position you take on the essay topic doesn’t affect your score.  The exam does take spelling and grammar into account, and does not include a spell-check or grammar-check feature. The following five characteristics of writing will be considered:

  • Focus: The clarity with which you maintain your main idea or point of view.
  • Organization: The clarity with which you structure your response and present a logical sequence of ideas.
  • Development and Support: The extent to which you elaborate on your ideas and the extent to which you present supporting details.
  • Sentence Structure: The effectiveness of your sentence structure.
  • Mechanical Conventions: The extent to which your writing is free of errors in usage and mechanics.


** We also offer placement exams for Spanish, French and German. 

** Please note: CCC no longer administers the Classic ACCUPLACER exams for our students, but we will accept Accuplacer Classic scores for placement for up to 2 years after the student’s testing date.

The ACCUPLACER Exam is not timed, however we recommend that you allow 3 hours for testing on all three sections. Once you have completed your exam you will print out your results, including your recommended course placement. The test administrator will review this information with you.

To schedule a testing appointment, or for more information, contact Student Development Reception at: 928-226-4323 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See the placement testing schedule listed above for available testing dates.

Placement Testing Requirements:

  • A Photo ID, such as a driver’s license, passport, or student ID is required.
  • Students must apply to CCC and have a Comet ID number, or a voucher for testing for another school. If you are unable to meet these requirements, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your testing options.
  • Testing will start right at the listed time. Please arrive 5 minutes before the start of your testing session to ensure enough time to find the testing room, pay any fees that are applicable, collect a parking pass if necessary, or ask questions about the exams.
  • No outside materials are allowed, including calculators, notes, dictionaries, and outside websites. Scratch paper and pencils are allowed, and will be provided for students to use during the exam.

Remote Placement Testing and Vouchers

Are you looking to take an ACCUPLACER Exam at a location near your home?  Our Testing Services office can help you make this arrangement.

Coconino Community College is also able to proctor the ACCUPLACER Exam as well as course exams for students taking classes at other schools. There will be a $30 proctor fee for each test taken for another school.

For assistance scheduling remote testing of both types please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by call the testing office at 928-226-4301 to discuss options and to see if we can proctor an exam for your school.

Practice Tests and Study Guides for the ACCUPLACER

Students are encouraged to review the study guides and use the practice tests below to become familiar with and prepare for taking the ACCUPLACER Next-Generation, the placement test administered at CCC.

Additional study guides:


What Classes do I Place into?

Accuplacer Next-Generation Placement Criteria

 A viewable PDF of this chart can be found here. 

Accuplacer Next Generation Math Course Placement Criteria
Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Stats Advanced Algebra & Functions CCC Course Placement
200-236   MAT 088
237-254   MAT 091
255-275   MAT 097 or MAT 140
276+ Take Advanced Algebra 200-236 (Lib Art) MAT 140
  237-275 MAT 142
 

200-254 (BUS)

200-262 (STEM)

MAT 097
  255-275 (BUS) MAT 151
  263-275 (STEM) MAT 187
  276+ MAT 160, 172, 211, 220 (Major Dependant)
NOTE:  All students start in Elementary Algebra & move up to College Level Math if they score at least a 61 in Elementary Algebra
Please remember that math is major dependent & needs consultation with program of study and advisor recommendation
Accuplacer Next Generation English Course Placement Criteria
Reading Comprehension Sentence Skills WritePlacer CCC Course Placement
210-236 20-50 1-2 *ENG 095
237-249   3+ RDG 099
237-249 51-78 3-4 ENG 099
250+   4 ENG 101A
250+ 79-120 5-8 ENG 101
NOTE: Students who score 210-236 on the Next Gen Reading or 1-2 on WritePlacer MUST take ENG 095
Students who place into ENG 095 should NOT take any other reading and/or writing class until they complete ENG 095

Accuplacer Classic Placement Criteria

  A viewable PDF of this chart can be found here. 

Accuplacer Math Course Placement Criteria
Elementary Algebra
Score Range
College Level Math
Score Range
Course Placement
 

Liberal Arts

Business

STEM

 

less than 36

MAT 088

36 - 60

MAT 091

61 - 120  

MAT 097 or MAT 140

 

20 - 39

MAT 140

 

40 - 69

MAT 142

 

 

20 - 44

20 - 49

MAT 097

 

 

45 - 69

MAT 151

 

 

 

50 - 69

MAT 187

 

70 - 120

70 - 120

70 - 120

MAT 160, 172, 211, 220
(major dependent)

NOTE:  All students start in Elementary Algebra & move up to College Level Math if they score at least a 61 in Elementary Algebra
Please remember that math is major dependent & needs consultation with program of study and advisor recommendation

Accuplacer English Course Placement Criteria
Reading Comprehension Score Range
Sentence Skills Score Range (not commonly used)
WriterPlacer Score Range
CCC Course  Placement
30 - 40
20 - 50
1 - 2
*ENG 095
41 - 75
 
 
RDG 099
 
51 - 78
3 - 4
ENG 099
76+   4 ENG 101A
76 - 120
79 - 120
5 - 8
ENG 101

NOTE: Students who score 210-236 on the Next Gen Reading or 1-2 on WritePlacer MUST take ENG 095
Students who place into ENG 095 should NOT take any other reading and/or writing class until they complete ENG 095

ACT/SAT Placement Criteria

ACT/SAT English Course Placement Criteria

ACT 

SAT Critical Reading Prior to March 2016

SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing March,
2016-Present

CCC Course Placement

20+
420+
460+
ENG 101
ACT/SAT Math Course Placement Criteria

ACT

SAT Prior to March 2016

SAT March 2016 - Present

CCC Course Placement

< 15
< 330
< 370
MAT 088
15 - 16
330 - 400
370 - 440
MAT 091
17 - 20
410 - 520
450 - 550
MAT 097, MAT 140
21 - 24
530 - 600
560 - 620
MAT 142, MAT 151, MAT 187
25 - 26
610 - 640
630 - 660
MAT 160, MAT 172, MAT 211
>= 27
>= 650
>= 670
MAT 220


These scores are based on current CCC policies and procedures and are subject to change.

For information regarding AP, IB, CLEP, DSST exam equivalency please visit: AZ Transfer Exam Equivalency


Sending and Receiving Scores

Sending ACCUPLACER, ACT/SAT, CLEP, and AP Scores

Incoming Scores

CCC accepts Accuplacer exam scores for placement. When submitting Accuplacer scores from another institution, you must request an official copy be faxed to 928-226-4103, or emailed directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from the other institution. Scores submitted by students will not be accepted, unless they are verified and submitted through a CCC academic advisor.

ACT/SAT/CLEP/AP scores can also be used for placement. Please request an official copy through the appropriate College Board website, or see an academic advisor. CCC’s College Board code is: 1712


Outgoing Scores
 

CCC can send your test scores directly to another institution. To request that your scores be sent, please fill out the Test Score Release FormScores cannot be sent to a private email account, or directly to the student. Students must provide contact information for a department or staff member at the institution where you would like the scores to be forwarded. To receive a copy of your scores for personal use, please contact the Testing Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Proctored Testing

Proctored Testing

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Course Exams

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GED Testing & Pearson

GED Testing

Testing Services administers the GED exam each Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.(excluding holidays), at our testing facility located on the Fourth Street Campus.


General Information: The test is given on computer only and registration and scheduling must be completed online.  You must have a working email address to use the system.

The new test consists of 4 content areas at $35 each and is offered in English or Spanish:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts (150 minutes)
  • Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
  • Science (90 minutes)
  • Social Studies (75 minutes)


GED Preparation: CCC’s Adult Education Department offers low-cost GED prep classes throughout the year.  Students are required to attend an orientation session for Adult Education classes. Orientation sessions are held each month, for more information please contact the Adult Education Program at 928-526-7639 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


GED Practice Test: The Official Practice Test can be taken at www.GED.com for $6 per content area. Free practice tests can be found at www.GEDtestingservice.com under the For the Educators tab.

Scheduling: All scheduling occurs online at www.GED.com after the registration process is complete.

Tip: Students do not have to take all four sections of the GED in a single session. We recommend scheduling no more than 2 sections of the GED exam in one day for greater success on the exam.

 

Retest Policy: Students can test three times on the same subject without waiting. After the third attempt, there is a 60-day waiting period before trying again. Currently the retest fee is discounted to $15 per content area (subject to change).

 

Accommodations: All accommodations for testing are granted through GED Testing Services. You will find all necessary forms and instructions at www.GED.com.

 

Under 18 candidates: After registering at www.GED.com, you will receive notice that you are unable to schedule until certain documents have been presented to a testing center. Please contact Nichole Gregory at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 928-226-4301 to discuss the additional forms that are required and your next steps. Necessary forms include an official withdrawal form from the last school attended as well as a notarized parental permission slip. When the documents have been accepted, you will receive email notice that you may proceed with scheduling.

 

Civics (Untimed): Starting January 1, 2016, the state of Arizona will require all GED candidates to pass an additional section of Civics. The Civics exam is 100 multiple choice questions taken from the U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Exam. The cost for the Civics exam is $9 per attempt, the exam is not timed, and is only offered in English. Students may retake the exam as many times as needed to pass.

For more information on the Civics exam, please see the  Civics FAQ.

For a study guide for the Civics exam, please see the  Civics 100 Questions. Please be advised that some questions may have multiple correct answers, all answers provided on the study guide are correct.

 

Updated study materials, flash cards, and Spanish language study materials can be found at https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/study-test/study-materials-civics-test. Please be advised that some questions may have multiple correct answers. All answers provided on the study guide are correct at the time the guide is published, but are subject to updates when there are changes to federal and state government officials, such as after an election year or the death of a government official.


Please register at www.GED.com right away!  You will not need to schedule any testing until you are ready, but you will find lots of good information and answers to your questions there.

If you have any other questions regarding GED testing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 928-226-4301

Get your GED Transcripts

Get Verification of Your GED! Future employers or educators may want verification that you have earned your GED. Coconino Community College does not store GED transcripts and is not able to process requests for GED transcripts. All GED records requests are processed by the Arizona Department of Education.

 

Transcript Request Forms are found online at the Adult Education Services website

 

For official GED transcripts:

Official transcripts require a processing fee and will be processed in 2-3 business days.
 

  1. Fill out the Arizona High School Equivalency: GED Test Pathway Official Transcript and Verbal Verification Request form.
  2. Submit the form to the Arizona Department of Education (see the form for more details).

 

For an Access Code to online GED transcripts (unofficial transcripts):

Unofficial transcripts are free and they can be accessed through an online access code. The online platform allows the student to access and print as many unofficial transcripts of the GED as they wish. 

 

  1. Fill out the Arizona High School Equivalency: GED Test Pathway Access Code Request form.
  2. Submit the form to the Arizona Department of Education (see the form for more details).
  3. Wait 30 minutes after submitting the form to contact 602-258-2410, Option #2 to obtain your access code.

 

If the student has questions, they should call the Department of Education directly at 602-258-2410 for assistance.

Pearson VUE Testing

Pearson VUE testing is currently limited to GED and AMT testing only.  For information on AMT testing please
visit: http://www.americanmedtech.org/.


Please note the required identification needed on the day of the test.


If you need to take any other Pearson VUE exams please contact Northern Arizona University Testing Services to schedule and take Pearson Exams. Their contact information is 928-523-2358 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their testing website.

Nursing Entrance Exam

ATI TEAS (formerly HESI) Nursing Entrance Exam Testing and Registration

CCC’s nursing program requires that applicants take the ATI TEAS exam at CCC before applying to the nursing program. 

Scores from other institutions will not be accepted with the nursing program application. The test is typically offered several weeks before the Nursing Program’s application deadline, and students are offered the chance to retest before the application deadline. We no longer administer the HESI nursing entrance exam, as of May 2017.   

Testing Fees: The test fee for ATI TEAS for the 2017 - 2018 school year will be $65 for students applying to CCC’s nursing program and $85 for students applying to a different program (but testing at CCC).

Testing manual: The official ATI-TEAS Study Manual (6th Edition) is available in the CCC Bookstore for $48 (plus tax).

Practice Tests: Practice tests are available on the ATI website: www.atitesting.com 

To Register: Students must pay the testing fee at the Student Cashier desk at Lone Tree, or the Registration desk at Fourth Street. The student will bring their payment receipt to the Testing Office or Student Development Reception, where they will be registered for a testing session and given all necessary information about pre-testing expectations and what to bring for their testing appointment.

Testing Dates for Spring 2020 will be released Fall 19. 
 

Students are allowed to take the exam twice. They can register to take it one time before February, and they are allowed one retake in February. Students will be required to wait until February to retake the test, no exceptions. Students must re-take the entire exam; retesting for individual sections is not available.

Please contact the Testing Office at 928-226-4301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Visit our Nursing Information page for information on the Nursing Program requirements and pre-requisites, the
application  process and the application deadline.