Gloucester County College requires all newly-admitted students to take the college placement test. All first-time, full-time students are required to take the placement test after admission but prior to registering for classes. This exam is given to place students at current ability levels in reading, writing, mathematics/pre-algebra, and in elementary algebra.
Part-time students may delay taking the placement test until reaching the 12th credit, but there are several limitations on the part-time student who elects to postpone taking this exam. Part-time students may not elect any course in either college mathematics or college English before taking the placement test.
Students may be eligible for an exemption from the test based on their SAT scores. Contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 856-415-2209 for more information.
Special Accommodations for Placement Testing
If the only special accommodation the student is requesting for the placement test is extra time, the test should be arranged through the LRC Testing Center Testing office at 856-415-2268. The placement test is untimed, so the student will automatically have extended time granted for this test. (For extra time on tests for classes during the semester, however, student must be registered with our department)
If the student will need any accommodations other than extra time, the placement test should be arranged through the Office of Special Services at 856-415-2265. Proper documentation supporting the student’s need for the accommodation must be presented to our office prior to testing.