The purpose of the Skills Assessment is to assist you in identifying your academic strengths and weaknesses in English Composition, Reading Comprehension, and Mathematics. Your results will help to determine the appropriate course level so that you can enhance your success at Cape Cod Community College. Student scores are valid for three years.

Skills assessments must be taken by students enrolling in Accounting, English Composition, Mathematics or Science courses and any other course with a prerequisite requirement. Exceptions will be made for students who have successfully completed comparable college courses and have their transfer credits on file at the Registrar's Office.

Students are allowed to retest once in each area for a fee of $7. This fee will be billed and mailed to the students by the Business Office.

The Advising Center offers Mathematics and English workshops. Please call (508) 362-2131 x4318 for availability of scheduled workshops.

For students submitting an application to the Admissions Office for matriculation into the College, the assessment is mandatory unless prior course credit or test results are available and valid. Assessments are available in Reading Comprehension, English Composition and Mathematics.

If you have recently applied for admission for the Spring 2015 semester, you will receive specific information in the mail from the Assessment Center regarding your Assessment, Advising, and the Registration process. Please do not schedule an appointment for the dates below but follow directions on your blue letter.

All assessments will take place in the Assessment Center – Grossman Commons Building (2nd floor). You should bring a pencil and personal photo identification.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.

Assessment appointments for Non-Matriculated students, ESOL and Retesters  ONLY are available on the dates listed below:


                   May 6th, May 13th, May 20th, and May 27th                                

                   June 3rd         


  • 4:00 p.m. (ESOL ~ English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • 5:30 p.m. (English Composition, Reading Comprehension and Mathematics)
  • 6:30 p.m. (English Composition, Reading Comprehension and Mathematics)

Please call (508) 362-2131 Ext. 4543 if you are a Non-Matriculating student, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) student or a student wishing to retest.

NOTE: If you have recently applied for admission, you will receive specific information in the mail about your assessment, advising, and registration process from the Assessment Center.


Assessment Center