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COMPASS Scores

COMPASS Placement Scores for AAS, AA & AS Degrees:

Mathematics     
Pre-Algebra  0-23  Refer to Adult Education 
  24-41  MAT055 
  42-99  MAT065 
Algebra  16-24 MAT065 (recommended for transfer prog.)
or MAT062 (recommended for technical prog.)
  25-30 MAT 065 or MAT 062 with concurrent Pre-Algebra 42-99; OR, one of the following with Supplemental Instruction: MAT 105, MAT 110 or MAT 116
  31-35

MAT 085 or one of the following with Supplemental Instruction: MAT 105, MAT 110, MAT 116 or MAT 126

 

36-49 MAT 146, MAT 150 with MAT 100, or any course listed above
  50-82 MAT150 or any course listed above
55-82 MAT160 or any course listed above
83-99 MAT170, MAT175 or any course listed above

Writing     
             0-25 Refer to Adult Education 
  26-38  ENC090
39-73         ENC091
  74-100 ENG101 

Reading     
  0-48 Refer to Adult Education 
49-69  RDG 020
70-82         RDG 030*
                83-84       RDG 185, RDG 030 Entry level courses with Supplemental Instruction
  85-100 No Reading Required

*After completion of RDG 030 students may enroll into entry level courses

ACT Placement Scores for AAS, AA, and AS Degree

Reading  20 or higher  No Reading Required 
Writing                  18 or higher  ENG 101 
Math  27 or higher          MAT 170, MAT 175 or any course listed below 
23 or higher MAT 160 or any course listed below
  22 or higher  MAT 150 or any course listed below
19-21 MAT 150 with MAT 100; MAT 146, MAT 105; MAT 110; MAT 116, MAT 085, MAT 126

Note: When switching from a certificate or diploma to a degree, placement scores must be re-evaluated.

From the Assessment & Placement Policy:

  1. Enrollment shall continue consecutively until all required developmental education is complete.
  2. Transfer students with 12 or more credit hours at the 100 level or above in general education courses with a 2.0 GPA are exempt from reading placement requirements.
  3. All students with ACT sub-scores below Reading 20, Writing 18, or Math 19 must take the Compass placement exam in the relevant area.

COMPASS Placement Scores for Certificates and Diplomas
Category I

Math  42 (pre-algebra domain)  MAT 065 
Reading       80 RDG 030
Writing  64  ENC 091

Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC)  Culinary Arts Certificate 
Electrical Technology  Energy Systems Technology (Power Plant Operator) 
Business Administration Advanced Nursing Assistant
Medical Assisting 
Respiratory Care   

Additional Requirements:

Practical Nursing (LPN)  ALGEBRA Domain: 36; Reading: 85; Writing: 74 
Machine Tool Technology  Pre-Algebra: 42; Reading: 74; Writing: 49 
Electrical Technology  Pre-Algebra: 42; Reading: 74; Writing: 49 
Medical Information Technology  Pre-Algebra: 34; Reading: 80; Writing: 64 

Category II

Math  34 (pre-algebra domain)  MAT 055 
Reading      74 RDG 030
Writing  49  ENC 091

Industrial Maintenance Technology  Fire and Rescue Technology 
Automotive Technology  Office Systems Technology
Diesel Technology 

Additional Requirements:

Cosmetology    Pre-Algebra: 25; Reading: 74; Writing 49

Category III

Math  25 (pre-algebra domain)  MAT 055 
Reading       64 RDG 020
Writing  36  ENC 090

Construction Technology
Welding Technology 
Truck Driver Training

No COMPASS placement test required if seeking certificate only:

  • Nurse Aide Certificate

From the Assessment & Placement Policy:

  1. Enrollment shall continue consecutively until all required developmental education is complete.
  2. Transfer students with 12 or more credit hours at the 100 level or above in general education courses with a 2.0 GPA are exempt from reading placement requirements.

*When switching from a certificate or diploma to a degree, assessment and placement scores must be re-evaluated.