Class Placement

  • Math

    Students are placed in math classes based on their ACCUPLACER or ACT scores. They can challenge that placement by taking/retaking the math portion of the ACCUPLACER exam.

    ACCUPLACER Placement Test
    ACCUPLACER Score 
    ACT Math Subscore 
    Course Placement Options
    (choose based on major)*

    Elementary Algebra

     20-36  <15 No placement; receive tutoring and retest. 
     37-62  15-16
    • "L" section of MATH1000^
    • "L" section of MATH1010
    • "L" section of MATH1530
     63-91  17-18
    •  MATH1000^
    • "L" section of MATH1010
    • "L" section of MATH1530
     92-120  19-21 MATH1130

    College-Level Math

       

     20-62   Use Elementary Algebra score
     63-85  22-24 MATH1710 & 1720
     86-102  25-26 MATH1730
     103-120  27-36 MATH1910 Calculus I

     *If you are unsure what math classes are required for your major, please check with your advisor.

  • Reading

    Students are placed in reading classes based on their ACCUPLACER or ACT scores. They can challenge that placement by taking/retaking the reading portion of the ACCUPLACER exam.

    ACCUPLACER Reading Score
    ACT Reading Subscore
    Course Placement
     20-35  1-12 No placement; receive tutoring and retest; International students take ESL1010 
     36-51  13-14 No placement; receive tutoring and retest; International students take ESL1020 
     52-85  15-18* Must enroll in READ1010 
     86-120  19-36 No reading course required; anyone can elect to take READ1010 

    *If your ACT-Reading subject score is 17-18, you may take a reading-intensive class (history, sociology, psychology, philosophy, government, political science, criminal justice) at the same time as READ1010. If your score is 15-16, you should complete READ1010 before beginning a reading-intensive class.

  • Writing

    Students are placed in English classes based on their ACCUPLACER or ACT scores. They can challenge that placement by taking/retaking the writing portion of the ACCUPLACER exam.

    ACCUPLACER Writing Score
    ACT English Subscore
    Course Placement
     20-36  1-12 No placement; receive tutoring and retest; International students take ESL1010 
     37-53  13-14 No placement; receive tutoring and retest; International students take ESL1020 
     54-92  15-17 Must take ENGL1010 and READ1100 simultaneously 
     93-120  18-27 ENGL1010

    In addition to the Writing ACCUPLACER exam, students may be asked to complete a writing sample in 25 minutes on their scheduled test day.

  • UNIV1030 Learning Strategies

    The UNIV1030 course, Learning Strategies, is for students who place into two or more learning support classes (ESL1010, ESL1020, READ1010, READ1100, MATH1000, “L” section of a MATH class).

    This course covers the following to promote student success:

    • critical thinking/problem solving
    • study strategies [reading, note taking, test taking]
    • communication skills
    • self management [time management, etc.]
    • classroom demeanor
    • campus resources, including library
    • developing a résumé
    • other pertinent topics

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