Placement Testing

Students who do not have a transferable English Composition course and college level Algebra course are required to complete Computer Placement Tests (CPT’s). These tests are used in the admissions process and to evaluate basic skills in the areas of English and mathematics, and to match students with appropriate courses and services. If it is determined that comprehensive courses are necessary, they must be completed before a student can enter the major. These courses are designed to help students whose academic skills need improvement before they take required courses in their programs of study.  Failure to achieve minimum scores in each subject area will result in rejection of application.

Subject Areas

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Skills

View Sample Test Questions.

Contact the Admissions office by email at or call  (203) 576-5278 to schedule a test.  If you are taking the TEAS exam, you do not need to take the CPTs.  For more information go to the Exam Information page.