Students entering technical programs that have academic courses may be required to take the Accuplacer assessment or equivalent test. Assessment results are used to place students in the appropriate academic courses. The assessment test is untimed but generally takes approximately two hours to complete. There is no fee for the Accuplacer if the student is admitted to Clover Park Technical College; however, only the first two attempts are at no charge. For students not admitted to CPTC or students taking the Accuplacer for the third (or more) time, the non-refundable fee is $19.

Assessment testing is not required prior to being admitted to the college unless the technical program selected requires that a minimum level score be obtained for admission. Do not delay. Allow ample time for assessment, educational planning, and registration prior to the beginning of a quarter.

Assessment testing is available on a drop-in basis. No appointment is necessary. See Enrollment Services to obtain a student ID number. If necessary, pay the testing fee in the cashier’s office and then present the receipt and picture ID to the Assessment Center staff. To see office/testing hours go to:

If an assessment test has been taken within the past 24 months at another college or special agency, the test results can be evaluated in the Enrollment Services Office and posted to the student record.