Placement Testing - Freshmen

Course placement is initially determined by students' ACT/SAT scores. Please refer to the charts below to reference the current class you would be placed in based off of your scores.

We encourage all students to take the time to look at your curriculum guide. It is important to attempt to place into the courses recommended for your first semester. You can verify the courses for a particular major by looking up its curriculum guide, located at the button below.

If you are interested in completing a placement test to attempt to place into a higher course, please visit the placement testing website for more information.

Curriculum Guides

English Composition Placement

Placement by ACT English/SAT English

ACT SAT Course Placement Additional Notes
36-28 800-620 3300:112 - English Composition II
3300:112 - English Composition (Honors - 3 credits)
2020:222 - Technical Report Writing
27-25 610-570 3300:111 - English Composition I (Honors - 3 credits)
24-18 560-430 3300:111 - English Composition I
2020: 121 - English (3 Credits)
17-16 420-390 3300:110 (English Comp. 1 with Workshop - 4 Credits) Students who score a 17-16 ACT or 420-390 SAT are GUARANTEED a seat in 3300:111 unless they score high enough on COMPASS to qualify for 3300:111. Students with a 17-16 ACT or 420-390 SAT should NOT be placed into Basic Writing (2002:042) regardless of their COMPASS score.
15-14 400-370 Eligible for Accelerated Basic Writing (4 load hours) paired with English 121 (3 load hours) Each course is a half semester course taught by the same instructor. Department consent is required.
15-1 380-0 2010:042 - Basic Writing (4 load hours)

Students with no ACT or SAT scores must take COMPASS for placement. All students who score a 17 ACT or 420 SAT or below may take COMPASS to seek a higher placement.

Math Placement

Placement by ACT Math/SAT Math

ACT SAT Course Placement Additional Notes
28 630 3450:221 - Analytic Geometry-Calculus (4 credits)
2030:255 - Technical Calculus I (3 credits) College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Majors
24 560 3450:149 - Precalculus (4 credits)
2030:153 - Technical Math III (2 credits) College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Majors  
2030:154 - Technical Math IV (3 credits) College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Majors  
3450:208 - Discrete Math (4 credits) Computer Science Majors 
3450:215 - Concepts of Calculus (4 credits)
3450:210 - Calculus w/Business Appl. (3 credits) Business Majors
22 520 2030:152 - Technical Math II (2 credits) College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) majors
21 500 3450:145 - College Algebra (4 credits) May also enroll with a C- or better in 2030:152 - Technical Math II
2030:161 - Math for Modern Tech (4 credits) College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Majors    
3470:260 - Basic Statistics (3 credits)
3470:261 - Introduction to Statistics I (2 credits) Intro to Statistics II is optional. However, 1 credit of math would still be needed to fulfill General Education Math requirement.
3450:140 Fundamentals of Mathematics for Primary Educators (3 credits) Middle School Math Education Majors
20 480 2030:130 - Mathematics for Allied Health (3 credits)
2030:151 - Technical Mathematics I (2 credits)
2420:170 - Applied Math for Business (3 credits)
3450:100 - Intermediate Algebra (3 credits)
19 460 3450:135 - Mathematics for Everyday Life (3 credits) Formerly Excursions in Mathematics. For Liberal Arts Majors, except those majors that require a specific mathematics course.
3470:250 - Statistics for Everyday Life (4 credits)
19-18 430 2010:083 - Fundamentals of Math III (2 load hours) Tentative: These scores are for initial placement only. A diagnostic test will be administered the first day of classes to further refine placement.
17-16 380 2010:082 - Fundamentals of Math II (2 load hours)
15-0 370-0 2010:081 - Fundamentals of Math I (2 load hours)

Students with no ACT or SAT scores must take COMPASS for placement. All students are encouraged to check their curriculum guides to attempt placement into the first math course listed.

Reading Placement

Placement by ACT Reading/SAT Verbal

ACT SAT Course Placement Additional Notes
18+ 430+
17-16 420-390 2010:064 - Applied Study Strategies (Topic - 2 load hours) This is a co-requisite course; students must be enrolled concurrently in the general education course listed as the topic (I.E. Intro to Psychology, Intro to Sociology, Survey of Baisc Economics, Earth Science, United States History To/Since 1877)
15-1 380-0 2010:062 - College Reading and Study Skills (4 load hours)