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Placement Test Advising Center

Applicants entering vocational/technical and college transfer courses must begin their English sequence with the course corresponding to their score levels on the following placement tests. When using placement scores for English, you must look at both Writing and Reading scores and use whichever is lower — Writing or Reading — for initial placement. For Mathematics, you must be proficient in Arithmetic/Numerical Skills before placement into any higher level math course.

WRITING PLACEMENT GUIDE
Testing not required with SAT Verbal/Reading & Writing 470, ACT English 19, or ENG 111 or equivalent with “C” or better.

Score Ranges Placement
ACCUPLACER (CPT) ASSET COMPASS
20-35 23-28 0-15 English Foundations
36-40 29-34 16-19 ENG 075: Reading & Language Essentials
41-65 35-38 20-37 ENG 085: Reading & Writing Foundations
66-85 39-40 38-69 ENG 095: Reading & Comp. Strategies
86-120 41-55 70-100 Proficient in Writing Skills. Can take ENG 111 if proficient
in Reading Skills.

 

READING PLACEMENT GUIDE
Testing not required with SAT Verbal/Critical Reading 470, ACT Reading 19, ENG 111 or equivalent with “C” or better.

Score Ranges Placement
ACCUPLACER (CPT) ASSET COMPASS
20-33 23-27 0-13 English Foundations
34-38 28-34 14-41 ENG 075: Reading & Language Essentials
39-56 35-38 42-60 ENG 085: Reading & Writing Foundations
57-79 39-40 61-80 ENG 095: Reading & Comp. Strategies
80-120 41-55 81-100 Proficient in Writing Skills. Can take ENG 111 if proficient
in Reading Skills.

 

MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT GUIDE
Testing not required with SAT Math 500, ACT Math 20 or credit for the appropriate college math required for your major.

ARITHMETIC/NUMERICAL SKILLS
You must be proficient in Arithmetic/Numerical Skills before placement into any higher level math course.

Score Ranges Placement
ACCUPLACER (CPT) ASSET COMPASS
Arith. Num. Skills Pre-Algebra
20-28 23-26 01-08 Math Foundations
29-54 27-40 09-46 DMA 010, 020, 030
55-120 41-55 47-100 Proficient in Arithmetic/Numerical Skills

 

ALGEBRA

Score Ranges Placement
ACCUPLACER (CPT) ASSET COMPASS
Elem. Alg. Elem. Alg. Algebra
20-54 23-40 0-45 DMA 040, 050
55-74 41-55 46-65 DMA 060, 070, 080 OR MAT 115, 120, 121, 140, 141 or 155
Elem. Alg. Interm. Alg. Algebra
20-54 23-29 0-45 DMA 040, 050
55-74 30-40 46-65 DMA 060, 070, 080 OR MAT 115, 120, 121, 140, 141 or 155
75-120 41-55 66-100 MAT 171 or 175

 

All placement scores are valid for 5 years.



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