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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.

Course PLacement Scores

Minimum Admission Requirements:

High School or GED® graduates must achieve at least one of the following minimum prerequisites to meet admission requirements to UACCM:

  • 15 score on ACT Composite Score
  • 63 score on COMPASS Reading Skills
  • 55 score on ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension
  • 230 score on ACCUPLACER NG Reading
  • 2.25 High School GPA

English composition:

Composition I

Students planning to take ENG 1013 Composition I must achieve a pair of minimum prerequisites listed below:

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

AND

  • 19 score on ACT Reading
  • 83 score on COMPASS Reading Skills
  • 78 score on ACCUPLACER Reading
  • 252 score on ACCUPLACER NG Reading
  • 3.0 High School GPA

Composition I Extended/Composition I LAB

Students planning to take ENG 1013 Composition I Extended or ACAD 0301L Composition I Lab must achieve a pair of minimum prerequisites listed below:

  • 17 score on ACT English
  • 67 score on COMPASS Writing Skills
  • 79 score on ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills
  • 252 score on ACCUPLACER NG Writing

AND

  • 18 score on ACT Reading
  • 79 score on COMPASS Reading Skills
  • 76 score on ACCUPLACER Reading
  • 248 score on ACCUPLACER NG Reading
  • 2.5 High School GPA

Applied Technical Writing

No prerequisite minimum test score is required for ENG 1003 Applied Technical Writing beyond the minimum admission requirement.

Basic Composition

Students may be required to take ACAD 0303 Basic Composition if they place in one of the following listed ranges:

  • 0-18 score on ACT English
  • 0-79 score on COMPASS Writing Skills
  • 0-82 score on ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills
  • 0-259 score on ACCUPLACER NG Writing
  • Below 2.5 High School GPA

Reading:

Students may be required to take ACAD 0213 Reading if they place in one of the following listed ranges:

  • 0-18 score on ACT Reading
  • 0-82 score on COMPASS Reading Skills
  • 0-77 score on ACCUPLACER Reading
  • 0-251 score on ACCUPLACER NG Reading
  • Below 2.25 High School GPA

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 one of the following minimum prerequisites listed below:

  • 20 score on ACT Math Section
  • 41 score on COMPASS Algebra
  • 81 score on ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 254 score on ACCUPLACER NG QAS
  • High School GPA and a "B" or Above in Algebra I and II
    Must meet reading requirements

Intermediate Algebra Lab/College Algebra Extended

Students planning to take MATH 0901L Intermediate Algebra Lab or MATH 1203 College Algebra Extended must achieve one of the following minimum prerequisites listed below:

  • 19 score on ACT Math Section
  • 36 score on COMPASS Algebra
  • 77 score on ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 240 score on ACCUPLACER NG QAS
  • 3.0 High School GPA and a "C" or Above in Algebra I and II
    Must meet reading requirements

Quantitative Literacy

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

  • 19 score on ACT Math Section
  • 36 score on COMPASS Algebra
  • 77 score on ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 240 score on ACCUPLACER NG QAS
  • 2.8 High School GPA and a "B" or Above in Algebra I
    Must meet reading/writing requirement

Intermediate Algebra

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

  • 17-19 score on ACT Math Section
  • 27-40 score on COMPASS Algebra
  • 48-80 score on ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 230-253 score on ACCUPLACER NG QAS
  • 2.6 High School GPA and a "C" or Above in Algebra I

Basic Algebra

No prerequisite minimum test score is required for MATH 0803 Basic Algebra. Students must fall below 2.6 GPA or have had no High School Algebra.

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 one of the following minimum prerequisites listed below:

  • 17 score on ACT Math Section
  • 27 score on COMPASS Algebra
  • 48 score on ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 230 score on ACCUPLACER NG QAS
  • 2.25 High School GPA

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.

Course Placement Scores for High School Concurrent

General Education Requirements:

Students planning to take general education classes must achieve at least one of the following minimum prerequsities and meet any other English or math requirement or prerequisite:

  • 2.5 High School GPA
  • 19 ACT Reading (or equivalent score)

English composition:

Composition I

Students planning to take ENG 1013 Composition I must achieve a pair of minimum prerequisites listed below:

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

AND

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

Applied Technical Writing

Students planning to take ENG 1003 Applied Technical Writing must achieve a pair of minimum prerequisites listed below:

  • 15 score on ACT English
  • 49 score on COMPASS Writing Skills
  • 76 score on ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills
  • 245 score on ACCUPLACER NG Writing

AND

  • 15 score on ACT Reading
  • 63 score on COMPASS Reading Skills
  • 55 score on ACCUPLACER Reading
  • 230 score on ACCUPLACER NG Reading

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 one of the following minimum prerequisites listed below:

  • 20 score on ACT Math Section
  • 41 score on COMPASS Algebra
  • 81 score on ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 254 score on ACCUPLACER NG QAS
  • Must meet reading requirements

Quantitative Literacy

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

  • 19 score on ACT Math Section
  • 36 score on COMPASS Algebra
  • 77 score on ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 240 score on ACCUPLACER NG QAS
  • Must meet reading/writing requirement

Mathematics (Technical):

Applied Technical Math

Students planning to take Math 1253 Applied Technical Math must achieve one of the following minimum prerequisites listed below:

  • 15 score on ACT Math Section
  • 29 score on COMPASS Pre-Algebra
  • 19 score on COMPASS Algebra
  • 37 score on ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 220 score on ACCUPLACER NG QAS

Applied Business Math

Students planning to take MATH 1333 Applied Business Math must achieve one of the following minimum prerequisites listed below:

  • 15 score on ACT Math Section
  • 29 score on COMPASS Pre-Algebra
  • 19 score on COMPASS Algebra
  • 37 score on ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
  • 220 score on ACCUPLACER NG QAS

Program Placement Scores for Secondary Career Center

Automotive Service Technology:

Students must achieve one of the following minimum prerequisites listed below:

  • 19 score on ACT Reading
  • 252 score on ACCUPLACER NG Reading

AND

  • 15 score on ACT Math
  • 220 ACCUPLACER NG QAS

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology:

Students must achieve one of the following minimum prerequisites listed below:

  • 15 score on ACT Reading
  • 230 score on ACCUPLACER NG Reading

AND

  • 15 score on ACT Math
  • 220 ACCUPLACER NG QAS

Construction Technology:

Students must achieve one of the following minimum prerequisites listed below:

  • 15 score on ACT Reading
  • 230 score on ACCUPLACER NG Reading

AND

  • 15 score on ACT Math
  • 220 ACCUPLACER NG QAS

Emergency Medical Technicial:

Students must achieve one of the following minimum prerequisites listed below:

  • 19 score on ACT Reading
  • 252 score on ACCUPLACER NG Reading

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology:

Students must achieve one of the following minimum prerequisites listed below:

  • 19 score on ACT Reading
  • 252 score on ACCUPLACER NG Reading

AND

  • 15 score on ACT Math
  • 220 ACCUPLACER NG QAS

Nursing Assisting:

Students must achieve one of the following minimum prerequisites listed below:

  • 19 score on ACT Reading
  • 252 score on ACCUPLACER NG Reading

AND

  • 19 score on ACT English
  • 260 ACCUPLACER NG Writing

Welding Technology:

Students must achieve one of the following minimum prerequisites listed below:

  • 15 score on ACT Reading
  • 230 score on ACCUPLACER NG Reading

AND

  • 15 score on ACT Math
  • 220 ACCUPLACER NG QAS