Placement Test Study Guide

Tips & Study Guides

Refreshing your skills and studying for the Placement Exam is important. Though the test is not a pass or fail exam, your score determines which courses you will take your first few semesters at Calhoun.

Decatur Campus Test Times are:
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday no appointment needed
Testing Center – Building 9
To retest $10.00 per section

Huntsville Campus Test Times are:
9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday no appointment needed
Testing Center – Sparkman Building
To retest $10.00 per section

Before you take your test:

Day of your test:

  • Dress in layers. The room can be cold for some testers. You don’t want that to distract you.
  • Arrive 10 minutes early.
  • Don’t rush through. If you don’t finish your exam or if you get tired, you are able to stop your test and come back within two weeks to finish.
  • Bring a photo ID.
  • Know your Calhoun C#.

After your test:

  • Schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor. You can go to www.calhoun.edu/advising to schedule an appointment. They can explain your scores and provide recommendations for courses.