Testing Services - a Division of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma

Computerized Placement Test (CPT)

General Information:

The Computerized Placement Test (CPT), which is produced by ACCUPLACER®, is used to determine your readiness for college level courses in English, Reading, and Mathematics. Scores used for placement are based on UCO student success in college level courses. 

The CPT exam is an integrated system of computer-adaptive assessments. This means that the sequence of test questions presented to each student and the questions themselves will vary because they are based on responses to prior test questions. A student taking the same test twice in succession will almost always be given different questions. Every time you answer a question the computer selects the next question to fit your skill level in the subject - the test adapts to you! The CPT is not timed.

The Reading Comprehension Test includes identifying, applying, and drawing references from a passage as well as understanding the relationship between sentences.

The Sentence Skills Test includes sentence correction and construction.

The Arithmetic Test covers whole numbers and fractions, decimals and percents, and applications & problem solving.

The Elementary Algebra Test utilizes three types of operations: integers and rational numbers, algebraic expressions, and the solution of equations, inequalities, & word problems.

Special testing accommodations are available upon request (contact Disability Support Services for eligibility information).


For first time registration: Click on the "Register" button and select "Computerized Placement Test (CPT)". Follow the prompts to complete registration.

For second and third retests: Click on the "Register" button and select "RETEST Computerized Placement Test (CPT)" in order to register. After submitting payment and student information, please CALL 405.974.2388 to schedule an appointment. 

On Exam Day:

Prohibited Items: This list includes, but is not limited to, cell phones, purses, hats, watches, fitbits, glasses with built in electronics, or any other electronic devices. If the student arrives at the testing center possessing any of these items, they must store them in a locker provided by the test center.


Thatcher Hall, Room 307.

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CPT Remote Proctoring:

The CPT is known nationally as the ACCUPLACER® and this means that, in certain circumstances, we can facilitate the completion of the CPT at other locations. For students out-of-state or otherwise at a distance and unable to take a placement test on campus, UCO participates in the College Board's Remote Proctoring Network. This is a nationwide network of campuses with testing centers qualified to administer the ACCUPLACER® exam. You must contact us to make arrangements by sending us an email with your first name, last name, UCO Student ID number, and a request for remote proctoring. You will need to locate a local community college or university that would be willing to proctor the exam. The exam cannot be proctored by a high school, family member, or friend. Please note that you will be required to pay any fees charged at the requested institution.

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