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Placement Options

The Testing office will close daily for testing during lunch hours. Lunch hours at the Rampart Range: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch hours at the Centennial Campus: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Do you need to take the placement test?

No! Most students are not required to take the placement test to enroll in classes at Pikes Peak State College. You can either enroll in co-requisite classes or challenge for placement into college-level classes. Review your options below and meet with an advisor if you have questions about the best option for you!

Enroll in Co-Requisite Classes

Challenge for Placement into College-Level Classes

Enroll in Co-Requisite Classes

Most students can start in the college-level English and Math classes they need for their degree. Students do this by enrolling in their college-level English and Math classes with a co-requisite college-prep support course. These co-requisite college-prep courses are designed to make sure you have the skills needed to be successful in your college level courses. Students will also need to register for AAA 1009 (Advancing Academic Achievement) which teaches you strategies to be a successful college student. This is the best option for students to get started in the college-level courses they need for their degree and get the support they need to be successful! If you are a military student, scroll down to read about how to qualify for co-requisite classes.

Accounting
Advanced Paramedic Practitioner
Allied Health
Anthropology
Architecture & Construction Management – All Emphasis Areas
Art History
Associate of Arts
Associate of Science
Automotive Collision Technology
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology w/ Diesel Emphasis
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Biology
Building & Construction Technology
Business Administration – All Emphasis Areas
Business Transfer
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Aided Drafting – All Emphasis Areas
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice
Dance
Dental Assisting
Diesel Technology
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Elementary Education
Emergency Management & Planning
Emergency Medical Services - EMT
Emergency Medical Services -Paramedic
Emergency Services Admin
English
Fire Science – All Emphasis Areas
French
Geography
Geology
History
Hospitality
Humanities
Interior Design
Journalism
Machining Technology – All Emphasis Areas
Math
Medical Assistant - AAS (Not Clinical Office Asst Cert.)
Multimedia Graphic Design
Music
Outdoor Leadership & Recreation Technology
Paralegal
Pharmacy Technician
Philosophy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Allied Health
Medical Professional
Pre-Nursing
Professional Photography
Professional Writing
Psychology
Psychology
Radio & Television
Radiology Technician
Robotics & Automation
Secure Coding
Sign Language Interpreter Prep
Social Services Technician - Certificates
Social Work Transfer
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Surgical Tech
Theatre
Water Environmental Technology
Welding

Accounting
Allied Health
Architecture & Construction Management – All Emphasis Areas
Automotive Collision Technology
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology w/ Diesel Emphasis
Building & Construction Technology
Computer Aided Drafting – All Emphasis Areas
Computer Information Systems
Computer Networking Technology – All Emphasis Areas
Culinary Arts – All Emphasis Areas
Cyber Security
Diesel Technology
Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Hospitality
Interior Design
Machining Technology – All Emphasis Areas
Medical Assistant - AAS (Not Clinical Office Asst Cert.)
Multimedia Graphic Design
Outdoor Leadership & Recreation Technology
Paralegal
Pharmacy Technician
Physical Therapy Assistant
Robotics & Automation
Sign Language Interpreter Prep
Social Services Technician - Certs
Surgical Tech
Water Environmental Technology
Welding
Zoo Keeping Technology

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic
Pharmacy Technician
Pre-Nursing
Surgical Tech
Zoo Keeping

Allied Health
Architecture & Construction Management - All
Automotive Collision Technology
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology w/ Diesel Emphasis
Building & Construction Technology
Computer Aided Drafting - All Emphasis Areas
Criminal Justice (AAS)
Dental Assisting
Diesel Technology
Emergency Medical Services - EMT
Fire Science - All Emphasis Area
Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Technology
Interior Design
Machining Technology - All Emphasis Areas
Medical Assistant - AAS (Not Clinical Office Asst. CERT)
Multimedia Graphic Design
Outdoor Leadership & Technology
Physical Therapy Assistant
Professional Photography
Radio & Television
Radiology Technician
Robotics & Automation
Sign Language Interpreter Prep
Surgical Tech
Welding
Zoo Keeping Technology

Accounting

Allied Health

Business Administration (AAS) - All Emphasis Areas

Culinary Arts - All Emphasis Areas

Early Childhood Education (AAS)

Medical Assistant - AAS (Not Clinical Office Asst. CERT)

Multimedia Graphic Design

 

Art History
Associates of Arts
Communications
Criminal Justice (AA, AAS)
Dance
Early Childhood Education (AA)
Emergency Management & Planning
English
French
History
Humanities
Journalism
Music
Paralegal
Philosophy
Professional Writing
Sign Language Interpreter Prep
Spanish
Studio Arts
Theatre

Advanced Paramedic Practitioner (BAS)
Anthropology
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Criminal Justice (AA)
Emergency Services Admin (BAS)
Hospitality
Political Science
Psychology (AA)
Social Work Transfer
Sociology

Elementary Education (AA)

Associate of Science
Biology
Business Transfer (AA)
Chemistry
Computer Information Systems
Computer Networking Technology – All Emphasis Areas
Computer Science
Cyber Security
Geography
Geology
Math
Physics
Allied Health
Medical Professional
Psychology (AA, AS)
Radiology Technician
Water Environmental Technology

Challenge for Placement into College-Level Classes

We know students come to us ready for the challenge of college-level classes, so show us what you’ve got! You can challenge for placement into college-level classes a variety of ways using your Academic History. If you have these scores, please report them through the Academic History Form. Some courses may require higher test scores than the scores listed below. Consult the Multiple Measures for more information.

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement - 11th grade High School English with a grade of “B” or better in both quarters,  completed within the last 2 years.

ENG 1021 English Composition I

ENG 1031 Technical Writing I

College Quantitative Literacy Placement - Algebra II or higher with a grade of “B” or better in both quarters, completed within the last 18 months.

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

 

College Algebraic Literacy Placement -  Pre-Calculus  or higher, with a grade of "B" or better in both quarters, completed within the last 18 months.

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

MAT 1320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 1340 College Algebra

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement - GED, HiSET, TASC scores less than 5 years old. See minimum scores and English placement below:

  • GED Reasoning through Language Arts Score 165
  • HiSet Language Arts Writing or Reading Score 15
  • TASC Language Arts Reading Score 580 OR Language Arts Writing Score 560 with Essay Score 6

ENG 1021 English Composition I

ENG 1031 Technical Writing I

 

College Quantitative Literacy Placement - GED, HiSET, TASC scores less than 5 years old. See minimum scores and Math placement below:

  • GED Mathematical Reasoning Score 165
  • HiSet Math Score 15
  • TASC Math Score 560

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement - ACT English Score of 18 and ACT Reading Score of 17, less than 5 years old.

ENG 1021 English Composition I

ENG 1031 Technical Writing I

 

College Quantitative Literacy Placement - ACT Math score of 19, less than  5 years old.

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

 

College Algebraic Literacy Placement - ACT Math Score of 23, less than 5 years old.

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

MAT 1320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 1340 College Algebra

 

College Algebraic Literacy & Pre-Calculus Placement - ACT Math Score of 24, less than 5 years old. 

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

MAT 1320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 1340 College Algebra

MAT 1400 Survey of Calculus

MAT 1420 College Trigonometry

MAT 1440 Pre-Calculus

 

College Algebraic Literacy & Calculus Placement - ACT Math Score of 28, less than 5 years old.

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

MAT 1320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 1340 College Algebra

MAT 1400 Survey of Calculus

MAT 1420 College Trigonometry

MAT 1440 Pre-Calculus

MAT 2410 Calculus I

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement - SAT Evidenced Based Reading & Writing Score of 470, less than 5 years old.

ENG 1021 English Composition I

ENG 1031 Technical Writing I

 

College Quantitative Literacy Placement - SAT Math Score of 500, less than 5 years old. 

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

 

College Algebraic Literacy Placement - SAT Math Score of 590, less than 5 years old. 

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

MAT 1320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 1340 College Algebra

 

College Algebraic Literacy & Pre-Calculus Placement - SAT Math Score of 610, less than 5 years old. 

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

MAT 1320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 1340 College Algebra

MAT 1400 Survey of Calculus

MAT 1420 College Trigonometry

MAT 1440 Pre-Calculus

 

College Algebraic Literacy & Calculus Placement - SAT Math Score of 650, less than 5 years old. 

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

MAT 1320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 1340 College Algebra

MAT 1400 Survey of Calculus

MAT 1420 College Trigonometry

MAT 1440 Pre-Calculus

MAT 2410 Calculus I

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement - PSAT Evidenced Based Reading & Writing Score of 470, less than 5 years old.

ENG 1021 English Composition I

ENG 1031 Technical Writing I

 

College Quantitative Literacy Placement - PSAT Math Score of 500, less than 5 years old. 

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

 

College Algebraic Literacy Placement - PSAT Math Score of 590, less than 5 years old. 

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

MAT 1320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 1340 College Algebra

 

College Algebraic Literacy & Pre-Calculus Placement - PSAT Math Score of 610, less than 5 years old. 

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

MAT 1320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 1340 College Algebra

MAT 1400 Survey of Calculus

MAT 1420 College Trigonometry

MAT 1440 Pre-Calculus

 

College Algebraic Literacy & Calculus Placement - PSAT Math Score of 650, less than 5 years old. 

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

MAT 1320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 1340 College Algebra

MAT 1400 Survey of Calculus

MAT 1420 College Trigonometry

MAT 1440 Pre-Calculus

MAT 2410 Calculus I

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement - Previously Completed College English Coursework with a "C-" or higher, less than 15 years old, and/or a Degree Awarded from a regionally accredited institution. 

English class must meet equivalent course found in TES:

  • ENG 0092 or CCR ENG 0094, TES equivalency, less than 5 years old, or
  • ENG 1021 or  higher, TES equivalency, less than 15 years old, or
  • AA, AS, BA, BS, Masters or PhD completed from a regionally accredited institution. 
    • AGS, AAS or BAS degrees do NOT qualify for placement exemptions.

ENG 1021 English Composition I

ENG 1031 Technical Writing I

College Quantitative Literacy Placement - Previously Completed College Math Coursework with a "C-" or higher, less than 15 years old, and/or a Degree Awarded from a regionally accredited institution. 

Math class must meet equivalent course found in TES:

  • MAT 0250 less than 5 years old, or
  • MAT 1120 or higher less than 15 years old, or
  • AA, BA, Masters, or PhD completed from a regionally accredited institution. 
    • AGS, AAS or BAS degrees do NOT qualify for placement exemptions.

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

 

College Algebraic Literacy Placement - Previously Completed College Algebra Coursework  with a "C-" or higher, less than 15 years old, and/or a Degree Awarded from a regionally accredited institution. 

College algebra class must meet equivalent course found in TES:

  • MAT 0300 less than 5 years old, or
  • MAT 1340 or higher less than 15 years old, or
  • AS, BS, Masters, or PhD completed from a regionally accredited institution. 
    • AGS, AAS or BAS degrees do NOT qualify for placement exemptions.

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

MAT 1320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 1340 College Algebra

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement - If you have earned credit from a College Credit Exam you meet the college-prep pre-requisite for that course. Review the PLA Testing Matrix to see what scores are needed to earn college credit.

ENG 1021 English Composition I

ENG 1031 Technical Writing I

 

College Quantitative Literacy Placement - If you have earned credit from a College Credit Exam you meet the college-prep pre-requisite for that course. Review the PLA Testing Matrix to see what scores are needed to earn college credit.

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

 

College Algebraic Literacy Placement - If you have earned credit from a College Credit Exam you meet the college-prep pre-requisite for that course. Review the PLA Testing Matrix to see what scores are needed to earn college credit.

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

MAT 1320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 1340 College Algebra

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement - NGWR scores less than 5 years old. See minimum scores and English placement below:

  • Next Generation Accuplacer Writing Score of 246
  • Accuplacer Classic Sentence Skills Score of 95 and Reading Comprehension Score of 80

ENG 1021 English Composition I

ENG 1031 Technical Writing I

College Quantitative Literacy Placement - NGAR and NGQA scores less than 5 years old. See minimum scores and Math placement below:

  • Next Generation Accuplacer Arithmetic Score of 265 or QAS Score of 240
  • Accuplacer Classic Elementary Algebra Score of 61

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

 

College Algebraic Literacy Placement - NGAF scores less than 5 years old. See minimum scores and Math placement below:

  • Next Generation Accuplacer AAF Score of 245
  • Accuplacer Classic Elementary Algebra Score of 85

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

MAT 1320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 1340 College Algebra

 

College Algebraic Literacy & Pre-Calculus Placement - NGAF scores less than 5 years old. See minimum scores and Math placement below:

  • Next Generation Accuplacer AAF Score of 280
  • Accuplacer Classic College Level Score of 63

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

MAT 1320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 1340 College Algebra

MAT 1400 Survey of Calculus

MAT 1420 College Trigonometry

MAT 1440 Pre-Calculus

 

College Algebraic Literacy & Calculus Placement - Scores less than 5 years old. See minimum scores and Math placement below:

  • Accuplacer Classic College Level Score of 103
  • Calculus Placement Test Score of 30

MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations

MAT 1140 Career Math

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics

MAT 1220 Integrated Math I

MAT 1240 Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics

MAT 1320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 1340 College Algebra

MAT 1400 Survey of Calculus

MAT 1420 College Trigonometry

MAT 1440 Pre-Calculus

MAT 2410 Calculus I

College Reading & Writing Literacy Placement - EdReady goal key for PPSC English Study Path Score 90.

 

College Quantitative and College Algebraic Literacy Placement - Study Path Score 90 for the math course you want to place into, and a score of 97+ for MAT 1440 placement.

As of September 2022, EdReady is approved to place into MAT 1440. However, EdReady cannot be used to place into MAT 1420 or MAT 1400 at this time. Students may complete the Accuplacer to place into these courses. Students are encouraged to use the EdReady code PPSC_1400 to prepare for the Accuplacer.

Military and Veterans Student

Military or Veteran Affiliated Students

Accuplacer testing for math and English is available by appointment at the Fort Carson office Tuesday through Friday. Call PPSC’s Military and Veterans Programs at 719-502-4200 to schedule an appointment.

The Fort Carson Education Center is located at: 
1675 Long Street, Building 1117, Room 117.
Fort Carson, CO 80913

Are you a military or veteran affiliated student wanting to use VA or DOD Education Benefits to pay for a college prep course (below the 100-course level)?


Pikes Peak State College has confirmed with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense that a placement test is required in order to justify taking a college prep math or English course. No other form of justification is acceptable. Neither VA nor DOD (For both Tuition Assistance and MyCAA) will pay for these courses without a placement test score on file.

What does this mean for you?

You must take EdReady or the Accuplacer test to determine if you need to take a college prep course for math or English. An EdReady score below 90 can be submitted to justify your enrollment in a college prep course. If you score less than 90, you must  export your results directly to the Testing Center. To export your EdReady scores:

  • Go to "My Account"
  • Under "Student data export" select "Download Your Data"
  • In the textbox, send a copy directly to the Testing Center: testing.center@pikespeak.edu 
  • The Testing Center will let you know when your scores have been entered on your student record. 
  • Students using TA, VA, or MyCAA education benefits should take EdReady once and submit that score to the Testing Center. VA, TA, and MyCAA benefits will not pay for developmental classes (below 1000 level) if students force a score of 90+ on EdReady. Students using TA, VA, or MyCAA education benefits who earned a score of 90+, will have to pay out of pocket if they later realize they need the developmental class(es). Please contact MVP for more information (719-502-4100, mvp@pikespeak.edu).

Accuplacer Placement

Accuplacer Placement testing is offered by appointment only at the Centennial and Rampart Range Campus. 

PPSC and guest students have the following options to take the Accuplacer exam:

  1. Take the Accuplacer in-person
  2. Take the Accuplacer on-line with Examity, Accuplacer approved virtual proctor.
    • First you must verify if you meet the technical requirements. If you do, send an email to testing.center@pikespeak.edu  requesting an online voucher to test with Examity. Include in the email your full name, your PPSC student number, and the exam you need to take. For example: Accuplacer English, Accuplacer Math, or both. Fees might apply to this option.
  3. Take the Accuplacer remotely at an approved testing center in the US or abroad. Fees  might  apply  to  this   option.

Accuplacer offers free practice tests in the prepare-for-Accuplacer-practice website.

Watch the videos below to learn how to use the calculator, highlighter and the Accessibility Wizard tool during your test. 

ACCUPLACER Calculator Tutorial

ACCUPLACER Highlighter Tutorial

ACCUPLACER Accessibility Wizard Tutorial

Students must have a valid photo ID with them to test. Accuplacer acceptable photo IDs include: Driver’s license, state-approved or federal ID, Military ID, College ID, High School ID, Middle School ID, Passport, Tribal ID, Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship, and Accuplacer Student ID Form.

Students studying
Student using a computer

EdReady for PPSC Placement

EdReady is a personalized, free, and self-placed learning system that is used to assess student's English and Math readiness fro Pikes Peak placement. You can complete EdReady on-line from the comfort of your home.

To take advantage of this option, you will need to:

1. Go to pikespeak.edready.org and create an EdReady account.
  • Use your Pikes Peak assigned student email if you have one. If you do not have a Pikes Peak email, you should use the email you included in your Pikes Peak application.
  • Only scores from the Pikes Peak EdReady platform will be accepted for placement. You will know you are in the Pikes Peak platform if you see the PPSC logo.

2. Enter the Goal Key for the course you are trying to place into. See the chart below for a list of the PPSC EdReady Goal Keys.

EdReady Goal Keys

**On September 2022, EdReady was approved for placement into MAT 1440. EdReady cannot be used to place into MAT 1420 or MAT 1400 at this time. Students may complete the Accuplacer to place into these courses. Students are encouraged to use the EdReady code PPSC_1400 to prepare for the Accuplacer**

3. After adding the goal key, you will then complete the diagnostic test, work through the lessons, and retake topics and units to earn your desired score. A score of 90 is required for placement into college level courses except for MAT 1440. A score less than 90 would place you into co-req or college prep courses. To place into MAT 1440, you will need a score of 97. 
  • Students using TA, VA, or MyCAA education benefits should take EdReady once and submit that score to the Testing Center. VA, TA, and MyCAA benefits will not pay for developmental classes (below 1000 level) if students force a score of 90+ on EdReady. Students using TA, VA, or MyCAA education benefits who earned a score of 90+, will have to pay out of pocket if they later realize they need the developmental class(es). Please contact MVP for more information (719-502-4100, mvp@pikespeak.edu).
4. Once you have earned a score of 90 or 97 for PPSC_1440, the Testing Center will get an automatic notification with your score report. We will process your scores and will send you an email with placement information within two business days.

5. Students using TA, VA, or MyCAA education benefits may use EdReady with a score below 90 to justify enrollment in co-requisite or prep courses. To justify enrollment in these courses, you must export your results directly to the Testing Center.

Follow these steps if you need to export your EdReady scores below 90 to justify placement:

  • Go to "My Account"
  • Under "Student data export" select "Download Your Data"
  • In the textbox, send a copy directly to the Testing Center: testing.center@pikespeak.edu.
  • The Testing Center will process your scores within two business days.

Placement for International Students

Are you a prospective international student pursuing an F-1 visa?

Per F-1 visa regulations, international students must be fully accepted to their degree program to receive an I-20 to apply for a visa. To ensure that students are fully admitted to their program and to determine whether students will require co-requisite support courses in their program, Pikes Peak requires placement testing prior to issuing an I-20.

What does this mean for you?

You must take EdReady or the Accuplacer test to determine if you need to take a college prep course for math or English. For most cases, an EdReady score below 90 can be submitted to justify your enrollment in a college prep course.

For information on placement options for International Students, please visit the international student website <link: https://www.ppsc.edu/admissions/enroll/prospective-students/international-students/index.php

International Student Placement Options: 

  1. Complete EdReady. 
    • To get started with EdReady, follow the steps in the Placement Testing for International Students Handout. 
    • Students who score less than a 90 will need to take co-requisite courses. Please note students that pursue a major requiring MAT 1340 must make a score of 90 or higher. **Students needing MAT 1340 are not permitted to enroll in remedial courses**

  2. Take the Accuplacer in-person if in the U.S.
    • Schedule your appointment at the Centennial Campus.


3. Take the Accuplacer on-line with Examity, Accuplacer approved virtual proctor.
    • First you must verify if you meet the technical requirements. If you do, send an email to testing.center@pikespeak.edu requesting an on-line voucher to test with Examity. Include in the email your full name, your PPSC student number, and the exam you need to take. For example: Accuplacer English, Accuplacer Math, or both. Fees might apply to this option.

  1. Take the Accuplacer remotely at an approved testing center in the US or abroad. Testing options might vary per country.
Accuplacer offers free practice tests and resources. Find more information here: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer/practice

You can learn more about the PPSC Accuplacer by reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions here: https://www.ppsc.edu/admissions/testing-center/placement-testing/accuplacer-faqs.php.

Contact the office of International Students at international@pikespeak.edu when you have completed your Accuplacer test or EdReady. 
Students at the Rampart Range Campus
Rampart Range Campus
Need More Information? Contact the Testing Center at testing.center@pikespeak.edu or visit us at one of our locations. 

Centennial Campus 
Room A121 Aspen Building 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 502-3370

M-Th 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Close daily for testing during lunch hours: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sat Closed 
Sun Closed


Rampart Range Campus
Room S101 2070 Interquest Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80921
(719) 502-3380

M-Th 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Close daily for testing during lunch hours: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sat Closed 
Sun Closed

Testing Center Mission Statement

The Testing Center is committed to providing exceptional, accessible, and comprehensive testing services for Pikes Peak State College and the surrounding community. All tests are administered under standardized conditions that are efficient, fair, and secure. We maintain and adhere to all standards set forth in the National College Testing Association’s Professional Standards & Guidelines