New Student Class Selection Process
- Start by attending a New Student Advising appointment. At this session, you will meet with an academic advisor to learn about the admissions process, skills assessments, and the services that will support your success.
- Contact your preferred CCV location to schedule and complete the free Accuplacer skills assessment to take a snapshot of your reading, writing, and math skills – and be sure to check out the assessment practice options below.
- Next, complete a quick course selection survey (PDF) about your attitudes, behaviors, and commitments.
Finally, you’ll use your assessment results to select the reading, writing and math classes most appropriate to your academic skills. Your advisor will help you with the decision, providing you with additional information, making recommendations, and answering any questions or concerns you might have.
New Student Advising appointments and Accuplacer assessment are offered, by appointment, at all CCV locations.
CCV recommends all applicants attending college for the first time complete the Accuplacer Skills Assessments. Scores are used to help you choose the right courses with one of our academic advisors. All applicants who want to take the Accuplacer assessments may do so by scheduling an appointment through their local CCV center. Currently, CCV is not requiring completion of these assessments for the summer and fall of 2022.
Skills Assessment Exceptions
Most new students are required to complete the skills assessment. You may be able to waive the assessment if one of the following situations applies to you:
- Transfer students: All official college transcripts received by CCV are reviewed for a potential waiver of assessment upon receipt. For information on submitting your official transcripts, which is required for all transfer applicants, visit the transfer student page.
- Continuing Education applicants: An advisor may waive the assessments if you present an official or unofficial college transcript that demonstrates the background necessary for your chosen course(s).
- Continuing Education applicants with a college degree: The assessment will automatically be waived in the application process.
- Applicants with SAT or ACT scores: CCV does not require SAT or ACT scores but a CCV advisor may waive the requirement to take the skills assessment if you have SAT or ACT scores that are less than three years old and meet the following score levels:
- SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 480 or higher; Math score of 530 or higher
- ACT: Reading and Math scores of 22 or higher; English score of 18 or higher
Intro to College and Careers (ICC) students: High school students who plan to only take ICC during their first semester do not need to take the skills assessment before signing up for the course. Instead, you will take the complete assessment during the course.
Practice is important! Use the free official Accuplacer Study App. (Note: Choose the “Next-Generation Practice Tests” for your test version. CCV typically administers the assessments listed below.) If you’d prefer not to use the study app, here are links to sample questions from each assessment from the Accuplacer website.
Can’t come to CCV for your assessment?
For out-of-state students or anyone unable to schedule an Accuplacer appointment during CCV’s normal business hours, remote Accuplacer assessments are available through Examity, an online proctoring service. Accuplacers can be scheduled at your convenience, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To use this service, you must have a computer equipped with a webcam and a high-speed internet connection. The webcam will be used by a proctor to verify your identity (photo ID required) and to monitor and record your testing session. The fee for this service is $10, payable directly to Examity when you schedule your session. (There is no charge for Accuplacers taken at a CCV location.) To request Accuplacers through Examity, please complete this form.
More tips for success:
- Take the skills assessment sections on multiple visits; you don’t have to take them all at once.
- Get plenty of rest the night before.
- Relax and take your time; there is no time limit.