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Central Penn College administers a placement exam to all incoming students. The placement exam assessment is a self-adaptive test used to determine placement in mathematics.

Students who do not pass the placement exam or transfer appropriate credits will be placed in developmental math courses. Developmental classes do not carry credit applied to graduation. Developmental course fees are consistent with three credit courses, as they also require 44 hours of instructional time. Financial aid may cover developmental coursework, based on a student’s eligibility.

Transfer students may be exempt from certain aspects of testing based on transfer courses and should communicate with test proctors regarding transfer courses and testing needs. Additionally, students may be exempt from this exam if they scored higher than 410 on the SATs or higher than 21 on the ACTs.

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