We need to determine the level of your reading, writing and math skills in order to place you in the appropriate classes. We can measure this in several different ways, including previous college credit you've earned, SAT/PSAT or ACT scores, high school GPA or through an assessment tool called Accuplacer.
You can complete assessment in any of the following four ways:
Have you already taken the ACT, SAT or PSAT? Generally scores of 460 or higher on each section of the SAT, 46 or higher on each section of the PSAT, or 17 in English, 18 in reading, 18 in math or higher on each section of the ACT can be accepted for your assessment if they were completed within the last four years. Click here for more information on the scores you need to complete the assessment requirement. Bring a copy of your ACT, SAT or PSAT scores to campus or find out where to send your scores in the menu below.
Generally, a high school cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale will meet the assessment requirement if this was your final GPA at the time of graduation and if you completed high school within the last four years. You must have graduated with a Core 40, Technical Honors, or Academic Honors diploma or equivalent. High school seniors who have not yet graduated can use the cumulative GPA after six high school semesters have been completed. Bring a copy of your high school transcripts to campus or find out where to send your high school transcripts in the menu below.
Have you already earned college credits or an Associate degree at another college or university? If so, see below for information on where to submit your college transcripts. General education courses taken at another regionally accredited institution, with a grade of "C-" or higher, may be used to complete the assessment requirement.
If you do not have previous college credit, an ACT, SAT or PSAT score, or a cumulative high school GPA that satisfies the assessment requirement, you will need to take the Accuplacer skills assessment. Your scores on the Accuplacer determine which writing, reading and math classes you'll take first. You must meet certain scores in order to place into college-level classes. The Accuplacer is free, and after the initial assessment in reading, writing and math, you may retest two additional times per year free of charge to try and increase your score. To prepare for the Accuplacer assessment, please click here. To schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer, scroll down and click on your campus below.