Entrance Testing – Pathways

Entrance Testing

Please review the information on entrance testing. Determine if you need to take entrance testing and how to schedule a test.

Do I need to take an entrance test?

Many current or future LCCTC students need to take entrance tests. Students in LCCTC Dual Enrollment programming need to take entrance testing. Non Native speakers of English must take the TOFEL exam prior to the entrance test or IU13 course.  Prospective students participating in TIHS, Dual Enrollment, or other credit option must score 70 or higher on the TOEFL exam.

Why do I need to take entrance testing?

Prospective students must attain a minimum score as prescribed by the program they are applying for.

Am I exempt from testing? 

Some students may be exempt from portions of the entrance test because of prior course work or other test scores.

How do I prepare for the entrance test?

LCCTC uses the College Board’s ACCUPLACER entrance test. Your entrance tests are not a pass or fail, but we do want you to prepare to ensure you succeed and do your best. Performing well on your entrance test will ensure that you can enroll in the best-fit classes.

  • Avoid taking the test just to get it done. Choose a day and time that will allow you to concentrate on the exam for an extended period of time without distractions.
  • Review the sample questions and resources to build your confidence.
  • Get plenty of rest and eat properly before the test.

Where can I find resources to prepare for the test?

  • Download the free College Board’s Accuplacer app from their website.
  • View College Board’s Accuplacer online exam preparation materials.

How do I set up a time to take my entrance test?

Once your application to the Adult Education Program has been received, your Admissions Advisor will reach out to schedule your Accuplacer testing.

How should I prepare for the day of the test?

  • Give yourself plenty of time to complete the test. Most students take up to three hours to complete testing.
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the test begin to find parking, get to the test center, and relax.

What do I need to bring to on the day of the test?

LCCTC requires photo identification. Approved forms of photo identification are:

  • Driver’s license
  • Passport

Note: We do not permit children in the test center. We do not permit cell phones, calculators or electronic devices.
What should I do after I complete the test?

After completing entrance testing, your admissions advisor will tell you if you’ve earned the score acceptable for the program you’ve applied for.
What is the re-testing policy?

We allow all students to re-take the Entrance Test after waiting at least two weeks after the initial test date.
Who do I ask about accommodations before I take the test?

  • If you have a documented disability and require special assistance with testing, inform your Admissions Advisor and next steps will be explained.