Test Scores/Placement

Math
ACT ACCUPLACER
Quantitative reasoning, algebra, & statistics
PLACEMENT
1-12   Non-Credit
    (work in Learning Common)
13-18

200-249

(depends on degree requirement)
MATH 0101 + MATH 1010 OR
MATH 0105 + MATH 1010 OR
MATH 0153 + MATH 1530 OR
MATH 0105 + MATH 1530

17-18   MATH 1005 + MATH 0105 (requires departmental approval)
SAILS, BRIDGE
    or previous
    LS Math completed
    (5-competencies)
  (depends   on degree requirement)
    MATH 1010  or
    MATH 1530  or
    MATH 1005
19-36 250-300

COLLEGE   LEVEL

Reading
ACT ACCUPLACER PLACEMENT
1-18 200-249 READ 0810 + VSCC 1000
19-36 250-300 COLLEGE LEVEL
Writing/English
ACT ACCUPLACER PLACEMENT
1-17 200-249 ENGL 0810 + ENGL 1010
18-36 250-300 COLLEGE LEVEL

Free online practice for the ACCUPLACER test is available at accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org

If a student has more than one set of ACT scores, they will be allowed to mix and match sub-scores to obtain the best placement. SAT scores will be converted to ACT equivalent scores, and then the above chart will be used for placement.

Students will have the opportunity to challenge their initial placement by ACT scores. For an additional fee, students have the option to retest using the college's primary assessment test or other instruments determined through the Learning Commons.

Students age 21 or over who do not possess valid ACT scores, will be given an assessment test and placed accordingly. For an additional fee, students will have the opportunity to challenge the placement through various instruments.

The Learning Support courses which must be completed by the student will be determined on the basis of this assessment. These courses cover the basic skills through high school level required of all entering students. The courses are entrance requirements and must be completed as the student first begins college. Any student who wishes to challenge his or her placement in math should contact the Learning Commons before enrolling in math courses to discuss options.

Once enrolled, the student must complete any Learning Support course with a grade of "C" or better.