Placement Testing

In lieu of Accuplacer test scores, CNCC will use one or all of the following measures to determine placement.


  • Math classes up to MAT 121: College Algebra and MAT 135: Intro to Statistics
    • An unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or a B or higher in Algebra ll, Geometry or Pre-Calculus
    • PSAT score of <500 on the mathematics section
    • Completion of the Math Self-Assessment Questionnaire. Link -Math 


  • English 121: English Composition I and other composition-related classes such as Psychology, Humanities, History, etc.
    • An unweighted cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher or a B or higher in junior-year level English
    • PSAT score of <470 on the writing/language section
    • Completion of the English Self-Assessment Questionnaire  Link -English

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.