Writing Program

Student composition and mathematics placement guidelines

  1. Students with transfer credit, FLC credit or credit by examination (hereafter referred to as “earned credit”) in composition and mathematics will be placed as follows:
    1. College-level composition
      1. Students with earned credit in Comp 150 will gain entry into a CO2 course based on that earned credit. We will not enter a placement for these students
      2. Students with earned credit in a CO2 course will gain entry into a CO3 course based on that earned credit. We will not enter a placement for these students.
    2. College-level math
      1. Students with earned credit in the calculus sequence (Math 113, 121, 221, 222, and/or 223) will gain entry into a more advanced course in the sequence based on that earned credit. We will not enter a placement for these students.
      2. Students with earned credit in terminal math courses (Math 105, 201, 210, 215, 318, ES 242, BA 253 and/or Math TXXX) must take the Accuplacer exam to gain entry into the calculus sequence of courses.  These students will only have a placement if they decide to take the Accuplacer because they need to take a calculus-sequence class.
    3. Students with transcripted credit in Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C- or higher and/or college preparatory writing with a grade of C- or higher will be placed as follows:
      1. College preparatory writing: Students will be given a placement that allows entry into Comp 150 without supplementary academic instruction (SAI)
      2. Intermediate Algebra: Students will be given a placement that allows entry into Math 105, 110, 113 or ES 242 without supplementary academic instruction (SAI)
    4. Students with remedial credit below Intermediate Algebra or who were unsuccessful in earning a C- or higher in Intermediate Algebra must take the Accuplacer for placement.
    5. Students with remedial credit below college preparatory writing or who were unsuccessful in earning a C- or higher in college preparatory writing must take the Accuplacer for placement.
  2. Students who have no earned credit in composition and/or mathematics will be placed as follows on pages 2 -5 within the following framework:
    1. No test scores before 2012 can be used for these placement guidelines.  If the only test scores that a student has are dated before 2012, he/she must take the Accuplacer.
    2. Students receive the benefit of their highest score: ACT, SAT or Accuplacer.

Mathematics Courses – calculus sequence

Course

ACT  and SAT Placement Guidelines

Accuplacer Placement Guidelines

Math 113

Score 19-24 on ACT Mathematics OR score 460-570 on SAT Mathematics OR students with higher scores who are lacking any of the Math 121 requirements listed above.

Score 90-94 on Elementary Algebra OR score 49 or below on College Level Mathematics.

Math 121

Score of 25-27 on ACT Mathematics OR score of 580-630 on SAT Mathematics AND CCHE Index of 100 or higher AND completion of Algebra II AND took mathematics in junior and/or senior year AND earned no grades lower than C in mathematics AND are college-level in composition.

Score 95 or higher on Elementary Algebra AND Score 50-94 on College Level Mathematics.

Math 113

Score 19-24 on ACT Mathematics OR score 460-570 on SAT Mathematics OR students with higher scores who are lacking any of the Math 121 requirements listed above.

Score 90-94 on Elementary Algebra OR score 49 or below on College Level Mathematics.

Mathematics Courses – terminal math courses

Course

ACT  and SAT Placement Guidelines

Accuplacer Placement Guidelines

Math 105

Score 19-24 on ACT Mathematics OR score 460-570 on SAT Mathematics.

Score 85-89 Elementary Algebra OR score 49 or below on College Level Mathematics.

Math 110

Score 19-24 on ACT Mathematics OR score 460-570 on SAT Mathematics.

Score 85-89 Elementary Algebra OR score 49 or below on College Level Mathematics.

ES 242

Score 19-24 on ACT Mathematics OR score 460-570 on SAT Mathematics.

Score 85-89 Elementary Algebra OR score 49 or below on College Level Mathematics.

MATH 201

Score of 25-27 on ACT Mathematics OR score of 580-630 on SAT Mathematics.

Score 95 or higher on Elementary Algebra AND score 50-94 on College Level Mathematics. 

BA 253

Score of 25-27 on ACT Mathematics OR score of 580-630 on SAT Mathematics.

Score 95 or higher on Elementary Algebra AND score 50-94 on College Level Mathematics. 

Mathematics with Supplemental Academic Instruction

Course

ACT and SAT Placement Guidelines

Accuplacer Placement Guidelines

Math 105 with supplemental academic instruction

Score 16-18 on ACT Mathematics OR score 390-450 on SAT Mathematics AND high school cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher at time of admission OR score 16-18 on ACT Mathematics OR score 390-450 on SAT Mathematics AND Index by GPA 100 or higher.  

(Score 67 or above on Arithmetic AND score 59 or below on Elementary Algebra OR score 60-84 on Elementary Algebra.   AND high school cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher at time of admission) OR (Score 67 or above on Arithmetic AND score 59 or below on Elementary Algebra OR score 60-84 on Elementary Algebra AND Index by GPA 100 or higher)

Math 110 with supplemental academic instruction

Score 17-18 on ACT Mathematics OR score 410-450 on SAT Mathematics AND high school cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher at time of admission OR  Score 17-18 on ACT Mathematics OR score 410-450 on SAT Mathematics AND Index by GPA of 100 or higher.

(Score 67 or above on Arithmetic AND score 59 or below on Elementary Algebra OR score 60-84 on Elementary Algebra.   AND high school cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher at time of admission) OR (Score 67 or above on Arithmetic AND score 59 or below on Elementary Algebra OR score 60-84 on Elementary Algebra AND Index by GPA 100 or higher)

Remedial Mathematics

Course

ACT and SAT Placement Guidelines

Accuplacer Placement Guidelines

TRS 92

Score 17-18 on ACT Mathematics OR score 410-450 on SAT Mathematics and do not meet the requirements for Math 110 or Math 105 with supplemental academic instruction.

Score 67 or above on Arithmetic AND score 59 or below on Elementary Algebra OR score 60-84 on Elementary Algebra. 

TRS 82

Score 16 or lower on ACT Mathematics OR score 390 or below on SAT Mathematics and do not meet the requirements for Math 105 with supplemental academic instruction.

Score 66 or below on Arithmetic AND score 59 or below on Elementary Algebra. 

Composition Sequence

Course

ACT and SAT Placement Guidelines

Accuplacer Placement Guidelines

Introductory Composition followed by Intermediate Composition (CO1/CO2)

Score 18-23 on ACT English OR score of 430-540 on SAT Critical Reading.

Score above 94 on Sentence Skills.

Intermediate Composition followed by Advanced Composition  (CO2/CO3)

Score of 24 or higher on ACT English OR score of 550 or higher on SAT Critical Reading.

Score above 108 on Sentence Skills.

Composition with Supplemental Academic Instruction

Course

ACT and SAT Placement Guidelines

Accuplacer Placement Guidelines

Introductory Composition with supplemental academic instruction followed by Intermediate Composition (CO1 with SAI/CO2)

Score 15-17 on ACT English OR score 410-420 on SAT Critical Reading AND high school cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher at time of admission OR Score 15-17 on ACT English OR score 410-420 on SAT Critical Reading AND Index GPA of 100 or higher.

Score 58-94 on Sentence Skills.

Remedial Composition

Course

ACT and SAT Placement Guidelines

Accuplacer Placement Guidelines

TRS 91

All students who do not meet the criteria for Comp SAI

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