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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 and COMPASS scores needed for placement into the following ENTRY-LEVEL courses.  Click on the MATH classes below for more information about which math pathway matches your degree program.

Course Placement: Accuplacer Scores post-Feb 3, 2014: Accuplacer Scores pre-Feb 3, 2014: COMPASS scores:

ENGL 111 English Composition

WritePlacer 4-8 and Reading Diagnostic 69-120

80+ Sentence Skills & 76+ Reading

70+ Writing & 80+ Reading

MATH 122 Applied Technical Mathematics

Elementary Algebra 34+ or Strands 1, 2, 3 ≥ 13 & 4 ≥ 5

MATH 100 Intermediate Algebra

Elementary Algebra 70-91 or Strands 5,6,7 ≥ 9 & 8 ≥ 6

n/a

n/a

MATH 117 The Art of Geometry

Elementary Algebra 70-91 or Strands 5,6,7 ≥ 9 & 8 ≥ 6

40-52 Elementary Algebra

35-51 Algebra

MATH 118 Concepts in Mathematics
MATH 123 Quantitative Reasoning

Elementary Algebra 45-69 or Strands 5,6,7 ≥ 9 & 8 ≥ 6

40-52 Elementary Algebra

35-51 Algebra

MATH 121 Geometry-Trigonometry
MATH 127 Mathematics for Elementary Education I
MATH 128 Mathematics for Elementary Education II
MATH 129 Mathematics for Elementary Education III
MATH 141 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

Elementary Algebra 70-91 or Strands 5,6,7 ≥ 9 & 8 ≥ 6

74-120 Elementary Algebra

66+ Algebra or 0-45 College Algebra

MATH 135 Finite Math
MATH 136 College Algebra
MATH 137 Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry

Elementary Algebra 92-120 or Strands 9, 10, & 11 ≥ 9

74-120 Elementary Algebra

66+ Algebra or 0-45 College Algebra

MATH 200 Statistics
MATH 201 Brief Calculus I

College Level Math 61-120

86-120 College Level Math

46+ college algebra or 0-45 trigonometry

MATH 211 Calculus I
MATH 213 Multidimensional Mathematics
MATH 218 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MATH 221 Calculus for Technology I

College Level Math 61-120

86-120 College Level Math

46+ college algebra or 46+ trigonometry



The following chart shows the Accuplacer and COMPASS scores needed for placement into the following REFRESHER/ZERO LEVEL courses.  Click on the MATH classes below to check out which pathway matches your degree program.
Course Placement: Accuplacer Scores post 2/3/14: Accuplacer Scores pre 2/3/14: COMPASS scores:

ENGL 083/063 Reading Strategies for College

Diagnostic 25-68

55-75 Reading

49-79 Reading

ENGL 093/073 Introduction to College Writing

WritePlacer 2-3

60-79 Sentence Skills

32-69 Writing

ENGL 095/075 Integrated Reading & Writing

WritePlacer 2-3 and Reading Diagnostic 25-68

60-79 Sentence Skills
55+ Reading

70+ Writing and 80+ Reading

MATH 080 Math Principles with Algebra

Elementary Algebra 34-44 or Strands 1,2, & 3 ≥ 7

30-59 Arithmetic

25-54 Pre-Algebra

MATH 023 Essentials of Algebra I

Elementary Algebra 34-69 or Strands 1,2,3 ≥ 13 & 4 ≥ 5

60-120 Arithmetic

24-34 Algebra, or 15-23 Algebra and 55+ Pre-Algebra

FOUN 070 Tech Foundations I
FOUN 071 Tech Foundations II

Strands 1, 2 ≥ 5

30-59 Arithmetic

25-54 Pre-Algebra