You may not need to take all or part of the placement tests if any of the following
circumstances apply to you:
- Students who submit a high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative (overall) GPA of 2.7 or better (or 80% for schools with a percentile grading system) are exempt from taking
the English and Reading placement tests and will be placed in ENG 101, English Composition
- Transcript must include the grades from the first half of the senior year in high school or show high school graduation within 5 years of the date the transcript
is submitted to be eligible.
- International, home school and GED documentation are not accepted under this exemption.
(Effective Spring 2019)
- For high schools that do not have an unweighted GPA, the weighted GPA will be used.
- You already have a college degree.
- You have already taken college-level English and/or mathematics with a grade of "C" or better.
- You plan to register for a class or classes that have no specified skill requirements.
- Students with SAT Verbal test score of 510+ or ACT Verbal test scores of 21+ will be exempt from the reading placement testing, but still must take the English
writing test (there is no SAT/ACT exemption for English.)
- Students with SAT Math test score of 550+ or ACT Math test score of 21+ will be exempt from developmental math courses, but must complete the placement test
if intending to take a course above the Intermediate Algebra MAT-108 level.
- Students who have taken the TOEFL or IELTS exams may submit these scores for exemption or placement into English as an Academic Language
- A student may re-test for placement out of a course in which he/she was enrolled after four years.
- Once a student has re-tested after four years and scores into the same course(s) for
which he/she was enrolled, there is no further alternative, regardless of the results.