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Placement Guidelines

Course Placement Information for Freshmen

Some courses require you to take a placement test before you can register. These tests are designed to measure your mastery of a particular subject and can help you and your academic advisor determine which courses offer you the best chance for success. English, Math, and Reading placement are based on a variety of factors. 

English

You are not required to take a placement test for English. You will be placed into an English class according to the following. If you do not meet this requirement, you can begin with Developmental English.

Placement in English Composition I (ENG 101), First-time Freshmen only

  • Minimum score of 15 on both the English sub-scores of the ACT; or 255 or higher on the placement exam.

Mathematics

You are not required to take a placement test for Mathematics. You will be placed into a Mathematics class according to the following. If you do not meet this requirement, you can begin with Developmental Mathematics.

Placement in Fundamentals of Math (MTH 11) or Intermediate Algebra (MTH 12), First-time Freshmen only

  • A score of 16 on both the Mathematics sub-scores of the ACT; or 20 - 232 on the placement exam.

Placement in Finite Mathematics (MTH 110) or Pre-Calculus Algebra (MTH 112), First-time Freshmen only

  • A score of 17 on both the Mathematics sub-scores of the ACT; or 233 -284 on the placement exam.

Placement in Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry (MTH 115), First-time Freshmen only

  • A score of 18 on both the Mathematics sub-scores of the ACT; or 233 - 284 on the placement exam.

Placement in Calculus and it Applications (MTH 120) or Calculus I (MTH 125), First-time Freshmen only

  • A score of 19 on both the Mathematics sub-scores of the ACT; or 285 or higher on the placement exam.

Reading

You are not required to take a placement test for Reading Intensive Courses. You will be placed into Reading Intensive Courses according to the following. If you do not meet this requirement, you can begin with Reading.

Placement in Reading Intensive Courses (Social Science Elective), First-time Freshmen only

  • Minimum score of 15 on both the Reading sub-scores of the ACT; or 236 or higher on the placement exam.​

Placement Testing is offered in the Testing Services Lab Daily: Placement Request Form