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English & Reading Placement Test


The College Test for English Placement (CTEP) is for students who have studied English and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) in school for at least seven years or who use English frequently on a daily basis.  This test is designed to assess students' skills in reading and writing. 

The Reading Comprehension portion of the test consists of seven reading selections and 35 multiple choice questions. 

The Sentence Structure and Grammar portion of the test contains 40 fill in the blank questions, which test both grammar and comprehension.

To schedule an appointment to take the English Placement Test, call the Testing Center at 714-628-4985.

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS:  If you are a senior in high school and plan to attend SCC this fall (August 2016), please contact the High School & Community Outreach Department directly for placement testing information at 714-628-4808 so you can take advantage of our Early Welcome program.

ATTENTION CONTINUING STUDENTS:  If you are a continuing student and need to take an English or math placement exam, please contact the Testing Center directly in order to sign up for an exam at 714-628-4985.

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