Placement Scores

Be sure to talk with an advisor when selecting your courses to ensure you will complete your certificate and/or degree on time with the classes you need.

**Scores below are official as of October 21, 2018**

The math assessment includes three different exams, the Arithmetic exam (AR), the Elementary Algebra exam (EA) and the College Math exam (CM).  The exams are adaptive, so you may do one or three of these exams depending on how the exam questions are answered.  

  • Students who have an ACT score of 19 or higher or SAT of 460 (500, if taken after March 2016) are exempt from taking the math assessment.
  • However, students with an ACT score of 19-22 must take the math portion of the Accuplacer to place into MAT 121 or higher.
  • Scores must be no more than five years old. Otherwise, assessment scores will determine placement.
  • **IF A STUDENT PLACES BELOW THE BASELINE SCORE FOR THEIR PATHWAY, THEY WILL BE PLACED INTO MAT 050/020 OR MAT 055/025, DEPENDING ON THEIR PATHWAY. STUDENTS MAY ALSO OPT OUT OF TESTING AND PLACE DIRECTLY INTO THEIR DEVELOPMENTAL MATH CLASS AND LAB.**

Algebra Pathway

 If your score is...

Then you can take... 

 QAS 250-264 (Banner Code is NGQA) MAT 055 Algebraic Literacy if taken with MAT 025 Algebraic Literacy Lab
QAS 265-300 MAT 055 Algebraic Literacy
AAF 235-244 (Banner Code is NGAF)

MAT 121 College Algebra if taken with Math 093 Algebra Lab
MAT 123 Finite Mathematics if taken with MAT 093 Algebra Lab 

AAF 245-279; ACT 23; SAT 560 (580, if taken after 3/16)

MAT 121 College Algebra
MAT 123 Finite Mathematics

AAF 280-300; ACT 24; SAT 610

MAT 122 College Trigonometry
MAT 125 Survey of Calculus
MAT 166 Pre-Calculus

MAT 201 Placement Test; ACT 28; SAT 650 MAT 201 Calculus I

 

Non-Algebra Pathway

If your score is...  Then you can take... 
AR 200-254 (Banner Code is NGAR) MAT 050 if taken with MAT 020
AR 255-300 MAT 050 Quantitative Literacy
AR 255-264

MAT 103 Math for Clinical Calculations if taken with MAT 091 Applied Quantitative Lab
MAT 107 Career Mathematics if taken with MAT 091 Applied Quantitative Lab
MAT 108 Technical Math if taken with MAT 091 Applied Quantitative Lab

AR 265-300

MAT 103 Math for Clinical Calculations
MAT 107 Career Mathematics
MAT 108 Technical Math

QAS 230-239

Can take the following if taken with MAT 092 Quantitative Lab (varies by campus):
MAT 120 Mathematics for Liberal Arts
MAT 135 Introduction to Statistics
MAT 155 Integrated math I
MAT 156 Integrated math II

QAS 240-300; ACT 19; SAT 460 (500, if taken after 3/16)

BUS 226 Business Statistics
MAT 120 Mathematics for Liberal Arts
MAT 135 Introduction to Statistics
MAT 155 Integrated math I
MAT 156 Integrated math II

Accuplacer Test Score Legend

AR Arithmetic 
EA  Elementary Algebra 
CLM College Level Math 
SS  Sentence Skills 
WR  WritePlacer Essay 

English and College Composition & Reading (CCR)

  • Students with an ACT English score of 18 or higher, or a SAT Verbal/Critical score of 440 (470, if taken after March 2016) or higher are exempt from the English assessment.
  • Scores must be no more than five years old. Otherwise, assessment scores will determine placement. 
  • **STUDENTS WHO DO NOT PLACE DIRECTLY INTO CCR 092 WILL BE GIVEN A PLACEMENT OVERRIDE TO TAKE THE CLASS. STUDENTS MAY ALSO OPT TO PLACE DIRECTLY INTO CCR 092 WITHOUT TESTING.**
If your Writing score (Banner Code is NGWR) was... Then you can take...
WR 200-235 CCR 092 College Composition and Reading
WR 236-245 CCR 093 Studio D or CCR 094 Studio 121

WR 246-300; ACT 18; SAT 440 (470, if taken after 3/16)

ENG 121 English Composition I

ACT 26; SAT 600 (before 3/16 only)

ENG 122 English Composition II

Accuplacer Test Score Legend

AR Arithmetic 
EA  Elementary Algebra 
CLM College Level Math 
SS  Sentence Skills 
WR  WritePlacer Essay 
If your assessment score was... Then you can ...
Biology Placement Test 70+ Place out of BIO 111
Chemistry Placement Test 53+ Place out of CHE 101