Placement Testing Exemption Policy
Placement Test Waiver Eligibility:
Students may be exempt from taking certain portions of the placement test if they satisfy the following requirements:
• A student who scores a minimum of 500 or higher on the math section of the SAT would be exempt from the math placement test within a three year period if the student is going to enroll in MA108, MA110, MA115, or MA171. If the student is in a program that requires a higher level math course, then the student will be asked to take the math placement test. Programs that require a higher level math include Engineering Science, Computer Science, Chemical Technology, Environmental Analysis/Chemical Technology, Civil Mechanical Electrical Surveying Technologies, Business Administration, selected Liberal Arts Programs, and Nutrition & Dietetics.
• A student who scores a minimum of 500 or higher on the essay portion of the SAT or a minimum of a 21 on the English section of the ACT will be exempt from our writing placement test. You are automatically placed in EN 101 or EN 110 as prescribed by your program.
• A student who scores a minimum of 500 or higher on the critical reading portion of the SAT or a minimum of a 21 on the English section of the ACT will be exempt from taking the reading portion of the placement test. Students who have obtained the minimum score are automatically considered ready for credit-bearing courses that typically are considered reading-intensive (EN102, SO101, PY101, HI101, etc.)
Please Note: Students who score below 500 on any section of the SAT will be required to take the MVCC placement test in those areas where a minimum score was not obtained. Students who have no SAT scores will be asked to take the entire MVCC Placement test. If a student has completed previous college coursework in English and Math, and obtained a successful grade, then placement testing may not be required.