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DMACC requires assessment of all new full-time students in order to provide information about students’ academic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Assessment information is then used in course selection, course planning, and math placement. Assessment for part-time students is not required but strongly encouraged. Once admitted, part-time students wishing to take a math class are required to take ALEKS math as a math placement requirement.
*Assessment scores used for admission purposes must be (5) years old or less from the test date.
*You must meet all assessment entry requirements before your application to DMACC can be accepted.
PLEASE COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS FOR ADMISSIONS ASSESSMENT:
- Complete the ACCUPLACER® Classic tests and ALEKS placement assessment. ACCUPLACER Classic is made up of two tests: Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills. ALEKS is a separate online assessment available through the DMACC Web Info System and may be completed off campus anywhere internet access is available or at any of the DMACC Computer Labs.
- Submit official ACT scores in reading, writing, and math. All ACT scores must be sent.
- Complete the ACCUPLACER Classic Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills tests and submit ACT math scores.
- Provide evidence of successful college experience in math, reading, and writing course work.
Writing: Grade of C or higher in a college-level writing course
Reading: Grade of C or higher in 6 hours of college-level academic course work such as psychology, sociology, economics, etc., and/or vocational technical course work requiring comparable reading skills
Math: Grade of C or higher in a college-level mathematics course
New students who fill out a DMACC application for admission and indicate that English is not their native language may need to take the ESL ACCUPLACER. ESL ACCUPLACER is made up of four tests: Language Use, Reading, Listening, and Sentence Meaning. ESL students who submit ACT scores and do not score a 19 or above in any one area will be required to take the equivalent ESL ACCUPLACER assessment unless they can show evidence of successful college experience.
The ESL Test in ACCUPLACER will be waived for students who submit an ACT score. (All ACT scores must be sent.)
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**NOTE** There are two versions of ACCUPLACER. DMACC accepts ACCUPLACER Classic scores.