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Courese Placement Scores

Placement in college courses at UACCM is contingent upon ACT, COMPASS, Classic ACCUPLACER, or ACCUPLACER Next Generation test scores, which are designed to gauge student skill levels in the areas of English, reading, and mathematics. 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 achieve at least one of the following minimum scores to meet admission requirements to UACCM:

  • 15 ACT Composite Score
  • 63 COMPASS Reading Skills
  • 55 ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension
  • 230 ACCUPLACER NG Reading

English composition:

Basic Composition

Students may be required to take ACAD 0303 Basic Composition if their score from one of the following tests fall within the listed range:

  • 0-18 ACT English
  • 0-79 COMPASS Writing Skills
  • 0-82 ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills
  • 0-259 ACCUPLACER NG Writing

Composition I

Students Planning to take ENG 1013 Composition I must achieve a pair of minimum scores for the tests listed below:

  • 19 ACT English
  • 80 COMPASS Writing Skills
  • 83 ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills
  • 260 ACCUPLACER NG Writing

AND

  • 19 ACT Reading
  • 83 COMPASS Reading Skills
  • 78 ACCUPLACER Reading
  • 252 ACCUPLACER NG Reading

Reading:

Students may be required to take ACAD 0213 Reading if their score from one of the following tests fall within the listed range:

  • 0-18 ACT Reading
  • 0-82 COMPASS Reading Skills
  • 0-77 ACCUPLACER Reading
  • 0-251 ACCUPLACER NG Reading

College Success:

Students are required to take ACAD 0421L College Success if scores indicate placement is two discipline areas of remediation.

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

College Algebra/Pre Calculus

Students planning to take MATH 1203 College Algebra or MATH 1215 Pre Calculus must achieve the following minimum score for one of the tests listed below:

  • 20 ACT Math Section
  • 41 COMPASS Algebra
  • 81 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 254 ACCUPLACER NG QAS

College Algebra (Extended Format)

Students planning to take MATH 1204 College Algebra (Extended Format) must achieve the following minimum score for one of the tests listed below:

  • 19 ACT Math Section
  • 36 COMPASS Algebra
  • 77 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 240 ACCUPLACER NG QAS

Quantitative Literacy

Students planning to take MATH 1113 Quantitative Literacy must achieve the following minimum score for one of the tests listed below:

  • 19 ACT Math Section
  • 36 COMPASS Algebra
  • 77 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 240 ACCUPLACER NG QAS

Intermediate Algebra

Students planning to take MATH 0903 Intermediate Algebra must achieve the following minimum score for one of the tests listed below:

  • 17-19 ACT Math Section
  • 27-40 COMPASS Algebra
  • 48-80 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 230-253 ACCUPLACER NG QAS

Basic Algebra

No prerequisite minimum test score is required for MATH 0803 Basic Algebra beyond the minimum admission requirement.

Mathematics (Technical):

Applied Technical Math

No prerequisite minimum test score is required for MATH 1253 Applied Tech Math beyond the minimum admission requirement.

Applied Business Math

No prerequisite minimum test score is required for MATH 1333 Applied Business Math beyond the minimum admission requirement.

Math for Nurses

Students planning to take NSG 1213 Math for Nurses must achieve the following minimum score for one of the tests listed below:

  • 17 ACT Math Section
  • 27-99 COMPASS Algebra
  • 48-120 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 230-274 ACCUPLACER NG QAS

Mathematics (High School Concurrent Students):

Applied Technical Math

Concurrent students planning to take MATH 1253 Applied Technical Math must achieve the following minimum score for one of the tests listed below:

  • 0-16 ACT Math Section
  • 34-99 COMPASS Pre-Algebra
  • 21-99 COMPASS Algebra
  • 45 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 225 ACCUPLACER NG QAS

Applied Business Math

Concurrent students planning to take MATH 1333 Applied Business Math must achieve a score that falls into the following range for one of the tests listed below:

  • 00-16 ACT Math Section
  • 34-99 COMPASS Pre-Algebra
  • 21-99 COMPASS Algebra
  • 45 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 225 ACCUPLACER NG QAS

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 dean.