Grading Systems / Policies
Placement Testing Exemption Policy
Students are exempted from placement testing under the following circumstances:
Students are exempt from placement testing if they have taken one of the following tests at a college or university within the last three years: ACCUPLACER, Companion, COMPASS, or Asset Test.
SAT–Critical Reading score of 550 or better exempts English test
SAT–Math score of 560 or better exempts algebra & arithmetic tests
SAT - Math score of 530-550 exempts arithmetic placement test. Students are required to take algebra test only.
ACT-English and Reading combined score of 48 or better exempts English test
ACT-Math score of 24 or better exempts algebra & arithmetic tests
ACT-Math score of 22-23 exempts arithmetic placement test. Students are required to take algebra test only.
Advanced Placement Test:
College Board AP English Test score of 4 or 5 exempts English test
Students who transfer a college-level English composition course that satisfies the General Education requirement in English are exempt from the English test. Students who transfer a college-level mathematics course that satisfies the General Education requirement in mathematics are exempt from the mathematics test.
Students who already hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited American University are exempt from placement testing.
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