Placement by ACT Scores

Students with valid ACT scores (less than 3 years old by first day of classes) will be placed by ACT subscores as indicated below:

ACT Test Cutoff Range Course Placement
English 1-12 Basic Writing--DSPW0700--not offered at TTU*
13-17 Developmental Writing --Register for ENGL1010 plus Learning Support
18-36 College-level English--Register for ENGL1010
Math 1-12 Pre-Algebra--DSPM0700 --not offered at TTU*
13-16 Elementary Algebra--Register for MATH1000 plus Learning Support if major requires algebra-based classes;  register for MATH1010 'L' section, MATH1530 'L' section, or MATH1410  plus Learning Support if major does not require algebra-based classes
17-18 Intermediate Algebra--Register for Math 1000 Transitional Algebra  if major requires algebra-based classes;  register for MATH1010 'L' section, MATH1530 'L' section, or MATH1410  plus Learning Support if major does not require algebra-based classes
19-36 College-level Math
Reading 1-12 Basic Reading-- DSPR0700--not offered at TTU*
13-14 "Wait List": Admission decision pending COMPASS results**
15-18 Developmental Reading--Register for READ1010 plus Learning Support
19 and above No Reading Requirement--May take READ1010 if need improvement in reading comprehension and/or reading speed

SAT scores require the following placements:

SAT Test Cutoff Range Course Placement
Verbal 200-330 Basic Writing--DSPW0700 --not offered at TTU*
340-440 Developmental Writing--Register for ENGL1010 plus Learning Support
450 -800 College-level English--ENGL1010
Math 200-270 Pre-Algebra--DSPM0700 --not offered at TTU*
280-400

Elementary Algebra--Register for MATH1000 plus Learning Support if major requires algebra-based classes;  register for MATH1010 'L' section, MATH1530 'L' section, or MATH1410  plus Learning Support if major does not require algebra-based classes

410-450

Intermediate Algebra--Register for MATH1000 Transitional Algebra if major requires algebra-based classes;  register for MATH1010 'L' section, MATH1530 'L' section, or MATH1410  plus Learning Support if major does not require algebra-based classes

 

460-800 College-level Math
Reading 200-350 Basic Reading--DSPR0700 --not offered at TTU*
360-380 "Wait List": Admission decision pending COMPASS results**
390-450

Developmental Reading--Register for READ1010 plus Learning Support

460-800

No Reading Requirement--May take READ1010 if need improvement in reading comprehension and/or reading speed

* The Basic levels (remedial or 0700 levels) of DSP courses are no longer offered at TTU. Students whose ACTs place them into the basic level may be denied admission to TTU until completion of the basic requirements. Requirements may be met by

  1. completion of the basic-level course through a community college from which grades may be transferred to TTU
  2. retaking the ACT and obtaining a score that will place the student into the developmental level or higher
  3. taking the COMPASS placement test and scoring at the developmental level or higher.

** Students whose ACT Reading subscores are 1-12 [or whose SAT subscores are 350 and below] will be denied admission to TTU. Students whose ACT Reading subscores are 13-14 [or whose SAT subscores are 360-380] will be placed on an Admission Decision "Waiting List" pending completion of the COMPASS placement test. Students who score at the developmental level or higher on COMPASS will be admitted to the University, provided that all other Admission requirements have been satisfactorily met. Students who score below the developmental level will be denied admission to TTU pending completion of basic-level requirements and satisfactory evaluation of reapplication to TTU.

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