Tests and Services Offered

Tests/Services Offered by Placement Testing

RISE Placement Testing

Students are placed into classes based on GPA or RISE Placement Test.  The below information determines individual student placement:

  • GPA is used for all U.S. high school graduates.
  • Students who graduated high school 10+ years ago will have the option to take placement test, but GPA will be used unless the student requests this option.
  • Placement test will be used for GED/HISET and International Students.

Placement Tests  (for Curriculum Courses)

For information regarding High School Equivalency (GED®, TASC ™)/Adult High School testing click here.

If you are a new student, you will probably need to take the placement test. The placement test includes sections on math and English. The placement test determines where you will start your coursework at PCC.  We offer a variety of classes to meet the needs of every student who enrolls. It is important that each student begins coursework where they will be most successful. The placement test can help us to determine which class will best meet your needs.

It is important to take this test very seriously and to do your best. Your starting point will affect your graduation date, so take some time to explore the information about the placement test.

Other Tests and Test Preparation Offered at PCC

ACE Lab and Classes (Achieving College Entry)
Free classes and labs are offered by the PCC Transitional Studies Department to help high school graduates prepare for the placement test. Students work with an instructor to refresh skills and information that will help them to do their best on the placement test. Learn more about this valuable service, and for the next available classes.

HSE, High School Equivalency tests (including GED®, TASC Testing Assessing Secondary Completion™) and Adult High School
All HSE and Adult High School classes are offered by the PCC Transitional Studies Department at no charge. Find out more about these programs. (Fees for HSE tests apply)

GED®, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT and ACT Preparation
These test preparation courses are offered through the PCC Continuing Education Department via Ed2Go along with many other courses. Learn more about these sessions. Please Note: While PCC does provide test preparation through Continuing Education, PCC does not offer GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT or ACT testing.

Microsoft & CISCO Certification
This is a service offered by the PCC Information Systems Technology Department Test Center. Visit the Information Systems Technology Department Test Center webpage for more information.

TEAS for Health Sciences Admissions
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) is required to apply to PCC’s Associate Degree Nursing, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Sonography, Cardiovascular Sonography, and Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs. Refer to the TEAS Testing Guide for more details including the instructions for testing. Students who fail to follow testing instructions are not permitted to test. Only PCC students are permitted to take the TEAS test with PCC’s Testing Center.

WorkKeys & National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
This is a service offered by the PCC Continuing Education Department. More out more information about WorkKeys & NCRC.