ACT/COMPASS/ALEKS Placement Scores

Approved November, 2011
Updated February, 2014

1. Reading Skills

ACT COMPASS Scores Course Recommendations
01-09 01-34 Student should see Academic Achievement Center for further evaluation
10-13 35-60 RDG 038: College Prep Reading I
14-18 61-80 RDG 039: College Prep Reading II or RDG 049: College Prep Reading III
19-36 81-99 Ready for college level reading. (To build speed and accuracy, take RDG 163: Speed Reading.)

2: Writing Skills

ACT COMPASS Scores Course Recommendations
01-13 01-37 ENG 060: College Prep Writing I
14-18 38-69 ENG 061: College Prep Writing II
14-19 42-99 COM 703: Communication Skills
19-36 70-99 ENG 105: Composition I, ADM 157: Business English

3. Math Skills

ACT COMPASS Scores ALEKS Course Recommendations
*Pre-Algebra/Math
01-13 01-23 1-13% MAT 034: Arithmetic
14-16 24-38 1-13% MAT 053: Pre-Algebra,
MAT 772: Applied Math
14-18 39-99 14-29% MAT 063: Elementary Algebra
MAT 064: College Prep Math
19-21 66-99 14-29% BUS 112: Business Math
19-21 66-99 30-45% MAT 773: Applied Math II
*Algebra
14-18 01-45 14-29% MAT 063: Elementary Algebra I
19-21 46-65 30-45% MAT 073: Elementary Algebra II
MAT 110: Math for Liberal Arts
MAT 141: Finite Math
MAT 157/Bus 211: Statistics
22-24 66-99 46-60% MAT 114: Elementary Educators
MAT 121: College Algebra
MAT 130: Trigonometry
MAT 162: Principles of Business Statistics
*College Algebra
22-24 46-99 61-75% MAT 129: Pre-Calculus
*Trigonometry
25-36 46-99 61-75% MAT 166: Calculus for Business/Social Science
25-36 46-99 76-100% MAT 211: Calculus I
MAT 217: Calculus II

 

ESL COMPASS Cut-off Scores for Student Advising

1. Reading Skills 

ESL COMPASS Scores Course Recommendations
01-50 Non-Credit ESL instruction
51-93 ESL 096, Reading English as a second language for ESL (To build language skills, take ESL 093, ESL 094, ESL 097) ESL 160 Multicultural Lit
94-99 Ready for regular college course work

 

2: Grammar/Usage 

ESL COMPASS Scores Course Recommendations
01-50 Non-credit ESL instruction
51-93 ESL 095 Communicative Grammar for ESL (to build English language skills, take ESL 093, ESL 094, ESL 096 or 097
84-99 ESL 103 Advanced ESL Grammar
ESL104 Advanced ESL Writing
ESL 160 Multicultural Lit
94-99 Ready for regular college course work

 

3. Listening

ESL COMPASS Scores Course Recommendations
01-50 Non Credit ESL instruction
51-93 ESL 093, ESL 094, Listening and Conversation for ESL (to build English language skills, take ESL095, ESL 085, and ESL 097
94-99 Ready for regular college course work