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Course Placement

For the purposes of proper course placement and advising, all entering freshmen who are seeking a degree or a certificate are required to submit ACT or SAT scores, ASSET or COMPASS scores, or scores from a similar nationally standardized test. Students can take the ASSET or COMPASS at any of the four college locations to fulfill this requirement. If the examination reveals deficiencies in math, English, or reading which might impair academic progress, the student must take developmental (or remedial) courses to address these deficiencies. Students may also be required to take college preparatory courses if they have not successfully completed the required high school courses.

Remedial and college preparatory courses are designed to bring basic skills in mathematics, English, science, and reading comprehension to a level generally expected of entering college students. Credits earned in remedial and college preparatory courses cannot be applied toward a one-year certificate or an associate degree.

Remedial and college preparatory courses must be completed before enrollment in a college-level course in the same area of study and in the freshman year or prior to the completion of thirty-two (32) hours of credit. Remedial reading courses will be given priority over other remedial courses and must be taken first. Placement in other remedial courses will be based on the student’s program of study.

Students enrolled in remedial courses must obtain the appropriate college official's approval if the student requests to take more than twenty (20) credit hours in the fall or spring terms and more than twelve (12) credit hours in the summer term. Students requiring remedial course work may require enrollment in an additional term to complete graduation requirements. In some cases, however, it may be possible for students to take remedial or college preparatory courses and degree or certificate courses in the same semester if all of the above conditions are met.

TEST CUT-OFF SCORES
PLACEMENT
COMPASS
ACT
ASSET B2
ASSET C2
SAT
  Scaled Score Scaled Scaled Score
ENGLISH/WRITING
         
ABE 0710 or 0726 0-16 * 23-31 23-31 *
REM 0410 17-28 * 32-34 32-35 *
REM 0411 29-46 * 35-37 36-38 *
COLLEGE LEVEL 47-99 18+ 38+ 39+ 450+
ACT COMBINED/    18+      
english/writing          
READING
         
ABE 0711 or 0714 0-57 * 23-32 23-32 *
REM 0401 58-76 * 33-38 33-39 *
COLLEGE LEVEL 77-99 18+ 39+ 40+ 460+
           
MATH
         
Pre-Alg/Basic Test          
ABE 0712 or 0727  0-20 *  23-30 23-31 *
REM 0420  21-31 *  31-35 32-36 *
REM 0421, REM 0422,
MTH 1201
 32-99 *  36+ 37+ 470+
           
Algebra/Elem Alg Test          
REM 0420 * *  23-29   *
REM 0421, REM 0422  0-32 *  31-40   *
PRE 0420  33-53 * ASMB, 42+   *
      Intermed Alg    
MTH 1201  0-32 18+ 36+   470+
PRE 0420  33-53 18+ ASM4, 34-39   470+
MTH 1102,1103,1121,1131 54-99 18+ ASMI 40+   470+
           
College Level Test          
PRE 0420  0-31 18+  23-33 retest w/ int alg   *
MTH 1102,1103,1121,1131  32-42 18+  34-38   470+
MTH 1105,1151,1152  32-42 Pre-Req** and  40 +   Pre-Req** and
MTH 1171  43-99 additional Pre-Req** and   additional
strongly recommend MTH 1105 prior to calculus TRIGONOMETRY   TRG1, 0-41 testing required additional testing required   testing required
MTH 1171  42-99        

* must take compass or asset test for proper placement
**must have taken appropriate required math courses in high school
revised 10/29/13

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