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ACCUPLACER Scores and Course Placement

 

Reading Scores:


Test Code
 
Test ScoreCourse Placement
ACC161 or above
Ready for college-level reading
 
41 - 60
DS 090 (Academic Reading) and,
SO 101 (Introduction to Sociology) or,
PY 101 (Introduction to General Psychology) required**
 
40 or below
DS 051 (Essential Reading and Study Skills) and,
ED 112 (Critical Thinking and Reasoning) required
 

**Students in AOS or certificate programs with no social science course are exempt from the PY/SO co-requisite.

 

 

Writing Scores:

Test CodeTest ScoreCourse Placement
MVT1
5
 

EN 101 (English 1: Composition) or,

EN 110 (Oral and Written Communication)
ONLY for appropriate Technology majors or,

EN 105 (English Composition for Speakers of Other Languages)
ONLY for non-native speakers or,

EN 106 (English 1: Composition and Reading)
ONLY for students who score below a "60" on the reading test
 

4
 

English as a Second Language (ESL) testing
and advisement required**
 

3
 

EN 099 (Introduction to College English) required
 
2
EN 090 (Basic Writing Skills) required
 

1
 

Score pending
 

**All English as Second Language Students must be direct to meet with ESL faculty (Academic Building 152) for placement results and advising.

 

 

Mathematics Scores:

Test CodeTest ScoreCourse Placement

ACC2
Arithmetic

30 or below
 


MA 089 (Arithmetic) is required,
unless the required math course is
MA 105 (Technical Math 1)

*students requiring BM129 that score in this range must take MA089 as a pre-requisite before they can take BM129.
 


31 or above
 


MA 090 (Essential Math Skills) or,
MA 091 (Introductory Algebra) is required,
unless the required math course is
MA 105 (Technical Math 1)

MA090 is for students enrolled in non-STEM majors.

MA091 is for students enrolled in STEM majors or who will need to take MA115 or MA171.

*students requiring BM129 that score in this range may take BM129 as a co-requisite with MA090 or MA091 as appropriate for their major.
 


ACC3
Elementary Algebra
Please Note*
 

51 or above
 


MA 108 (Concepts in Mathematics) or,
MA 110 (Elementary Statistics) or,
MA 115 (Intermediate Mathematics)

MA 171 (Foundations of Mathematics 1)
ONLY for appropriate Education majors
 


76 or above
 

MA 131 (Finite Mathematics)
 

ACC4
College Level
Please Note**
 

36 or above
 

MA 121 (Fundamentals of College Math 1) or,
MA 125 (College Algebra & Trigonometry) or,
MA 139 (College Algebra)
 

56 or above
 

MA 150 (Pre-calculus)
 

76 or above
 

MA 151 (Calculus 1)
 

*Students who score below 46 in ACC3 (Elementary Algebra) will be administered the Arithmetic test. Students who score above 76 in ACC3 (Elementary Algebra) will be administered the College Level Math test.

 

**If ACC4 score is below 30, advisors should check Banner screen SOATEST for ACC3 score

 

Important Links:

College Board ACCUPLACER Page

 


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David Yahnke
Placement Testing Coordinator
Phone: (315) 792 - 5458


Nolan Snyder
Technical Assistant
Phone: (315) 731 - 5802
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Utica - Payne Hall 104A

Email Placement Testing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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