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ACCUPLACER Scores Needed for Course Placement

The Accuplacer assessment is available at no cost to students and is the most common way Ivy Tech students demonstrate their readiness for college-level coursework. The Accuplacer is a placement instrument, created by CollegeBoard, and used by post secondary institutions in Indiana and surrounding states to place college students into coursework appropriate for the students' skill level. The Accuplacer replaced the COMPASS in Fall 2012.

The following chart shows the Accuplacer scores needed for placement into the following courses.  Click on the MATH classes below for more information about which math pathway matches your degree program:

Accuplacer Writing Placement

ACCUPLACER SCORE COURSE PLACEMENT
WritePlacer 2-3 ENGL 093
ENGL 073
WritePlacer 4-8 AND Reading Diagnostic 69-120 ENGL 111

Accuplacer Reading Placement

ACCUPLACER SCORE COURSE PLACEMENT
Reading Diagnostic 25-68 ENGL 083
ENGL 063
Reading Diagnostic 25-68 AND WritePlacer 2-3 Foundations 070/071
ENGL 095
ENGL 075
Reading Diagnostic 69-120 ENGL 111

Accuplacer Math Placement

ACCUPLACER SCORE COURSE PLACEMENT PATHWAY
Score 5 or more on Strands 1 AND 2 Foundations 070/071 Tech Pathway
Elementary Algebra 34-44
OR
Score 7 or more on Strands 1, 2, AND 3
MATH 080 Quantitative Reasoning Pathway
Elementary Algebra 34-69
OR
Score 13 or more on Strands 1, 2, 3 AND 5 or more on Strand 4
MATH 023

MATH 122
Aglebra/Calculus Prep Pathway

Tech Pathway
Elementary Algebra 45-69
OR
Score 9 or more on Strands 5, 6, 7 AND 6 or more on Strand 8

MATH 123

Quantitative Reasoning Pathway

Elementary Algebra 70-91
OR
Score 9 or more on Strands 5, 6, 7 AND 6 or more on Strand 8
MATH 100 Algebra/Calculus Prep Pathway
Elementary Algebra 92-120
OR
Score 9 or more on Strands 9, 10 AND 11
MATH 135/136/137 Algebra/Calculus Prep Pathway
College Level Math 61-120 MATH 200/201
MATH 211/213/218/221
Algebra/Calculus Prep Pathway

All scores in the table above show class placements for the ACCUPLACER test taken after February 3, 2014. For information on class placements for the ACCUPLACER test taken before February 3, 2014, or the COMPASS test, please click here.