What Are College Placement Exams and Who Takes Them?
College placement exams for undergraduate students are used by Peirce College to assess the math and English skills of admitted students and to place them in the appropriate level courses. Students who apply to Peirce without transfer credit (or a grade of C or above) in English 101 and/or college-level math are required to take these placement exams. The placement tests are typically administered on a computer; however, a paper and pencil version of the math assessment and special accommodations are available for disabled students.
If you have taken the SAT or ACT standardized tests, you should speak to an Admissions Counselor about possibly using those scores instead of taking our college placement exams.
How Do I Get Started?
Your admissions representative will guide you through the placement exam process. After you’ve completed your college application, you’ll receive a confirmation from the Admissions Office that you are registered to take the Math Placement Test as well as an email with the English essay template. You’ll need a Peirce Portal account to complete the placement exams. You can request a username and password from your admissions representative, or you can create them yourself by following the instructions below.
In order to create your own account, follow these steps:
- Go to https://my.peirce.edu
- Complete the New User Registration (found on the Help tab)
- Input your information:
- Student ID # (provided by your enrollment representative.)
- Date of birth
- Social Security number
Your account registration is then complete and you are ready to begin your placement exams.
Taking the Math Placement Test
To access your Math Placement Test, follow these steps:
- Sign in using your recently created account information
- Click on the New Students tab
- Click on Access Classes Online (this will open a new internet browser window)
- Click on the Courses tab
- Click MPT Math Test
All questions on the Math Placement Test are multiple-choice. Students will have a maximum of one hour to complete the math assessment. Be sure to click Save Answers as you go along. When you have completed the assessment, click Submit.
Completing the English Placement Exam Essay
Students will compose an original essay and submit it as a Microsoft Word document. Students should contact their admissions counselor to discuss the essay writing and submission procedure. Once you complete the English essay, be sure to save the essay as a Word document and submit to your Admissions Counselor.
What Happens After I Take the Placement Exams?
Information for Students with Disabilities
Have More Questions About Our College Placement Exams?
If you have more questions regarding placement exams, contact the Admissions Office at 1.888.467.3472, ext. 9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.