Testing Centers at Tri-C's Eastern, Metropolitan, Western and Westshore campuses and Brunswick University Center offer placement testingselect proctored make up exams, and exams for students with approved accommodations.

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) uses ACT, SAT, high school cumulative GPA, high school math grades and previously earned college credits to determine students' placement in English and Math courses at the college. Please refer to the English Placement Guide or the Math Placement Guide for more information. If you do not meet one of the English or math placement measures, you will need to complete a placement test. For more information, contact the Counseling department, or visit the Testing Center website. 

If you are not placed in an English or math course at the College based on ACT, SAT, high school GPA, or previous college credit, and English was not the first language you learned to speak and write, or if you have previously completed English as a second language (ESL) classes, complete ESL placement first. There are three parts which must be completed in order. This should be done before you attempt an English or math placement test. Prospective ESL students can choose to complete their ESL Placement test remotely or in-person at a campus.

Placement testing is also available for chemistry and biology

English and math placements are valid for five years. ESL, Biology, and Chemistry placements are valid for two years. The highest eligible course placements will be considered for registration purposes.