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Placement in college courses at UACCM is contingent upon ACT, COMPASS, or Classic ACCUPLACER test scores, which are designed to gauge student skill levels in the areas of English, reading, and math. The score ranges listed below will determine student placement in the following courses. All courses require a grade “C” or higher to move to the next level.

Minimum Admission Requirements:

High School or GED Graduates Must have at least:

15 ACT Composite Score OR
55 ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension OR
63 COMPASS Reading Skills OR
691 SAT Critical Reading and Math combined OR
26 Redesigned SAR Reading OR
36 ASSET Reading

English composition:

ACAD 0303 Basic Composition

0-18 ACT English OR
0-79 COMPASS Writing Skills OR
0-82 ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills

ENG 1013 Composition I

19 ACT English OR
80 COMPASS Writing Skills OR
83 ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills
AND
19 ACT Reading OR
83 COMPASS Reading Skills OR
78 ACCUPLACER Reading

Reading:

ACAD 0213 Reading

0-18 ACT Reading OR
0-82 COMPASS Reading Skills OR
0-77 ACCUPLACER Reading

College Success:

ACAD 0421L College Success

Required if scores indicate placement is two discipline areas of remediation.

Mathematics (A.A. & A.S.):

MATH 1215 Pre Calculus

20 ACT Math Section OR
41 COMPASS Algebra OR
81 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra

MATH 1203 College Algebra

20 ACT Math Section OR
41 COMPASS Algebra OR
81 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra

MATH 1113 Quantitative Literacy

19 ACT Math Section OR
36 COMPASS Algebra OR
77 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra

MATH 0903 Intermediate Algebra

17-19 ACT Math Section OR
27-40 COMPASS Algebra OR
48-80 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra

MATH 0803 Basic Algebra

0-16 ACT Math Section OR
0-26 COMPASS Algebra OR
0-99 COMPASS Pre-Algebra OR
0-47 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra

Mathematics (Technical):

MATH 1253 Applied Technical Math

0-16 ACT Math Section OR
0-99 COMPASS Algebra OR
0-99 COMPASS Pre-Algebra OR
0-120 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra

MATH 1333 Applied Business Math

0-16 ACT Math Section OR
0-99 COMPASS Algebra OR
0-99 COMPASS Pre-Algebra OR
0-120 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra

NSG 1213 Math for Nurses

17 ACT Math Section OR
27-99 COMPASS Algebra OR
48-120 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra

Students who have scored a 24 or higher on the Mathematics portion of the ACT and who have successfully completed Algebra I and II in high school with a grade of A or B will be able to skip MATH 1203 College Algebra if they choose and will be eligible to take MATH 1213 Plane Trigonometry, MATH 2003 Introduction to Statistics, or MATH 2023 Business Calculus.

Students who have scored a 24 or higher on the Mathematics portion of the ACT and who have completed high school Algebra I, II, and Trigonometry with a grade of A or B will be eligible to take MATH 2015 Calculus I.

Students DO NOT get credit for MATH 1203 College Algebra or MATH 1213 Plane Trigonometry if they choose to skip those classes. Eligibility for this action will be determined by a division chair.