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Placement Tests

English Placement

Students who do not have the required prerequisite for an English course or who do not have a valid external English proficiency test score (such as IELTS or TOEFL) are normally required to write the Language and Writing Assessment test (LWA) or the English Placement Test (EPT) on arrival at the College to determine their appropriate English level.

Mathematics Placement

University Transfer students who wish to register in a university mathematics course, or any course with a math co-requisite, and who do not have an appropriate math pre-requisite must write the Math Placement Test (MPT).

MPT 1 - for students who do NOT have Math 12
Students scoring 11 or less on the MPT are placed in Math 090 (non-credit). Students scoring 12 to 23 may register in Math 105 or Math 110, while students scoring 24 to 30 may register in Math 100.

MPT 2 - for students who have Math 12
Students scoring 11 or less on the MPT are placed in Math 105 or Math 110. Students scoring 12 to 23 may register in Math 100, while students scoring 24 to 31 may register in Math 111. Students scoring 32 or higher may register in course Math 113 (Science/Engineering).

Note: students planning to write the MPT are advised that a study guide and sample test are available on the Columbia College website.