All Course Placement is taking place remotely. The Testing office on campus is not open for in-person services. HS GPA and ACT/SAT/PSAT scores are being used for Course Placement. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 313-845-9600 for more information, or discuss your placement while meeting with your Advisor.
Placement Testing for Summer and Fall 2021
Review the following information for different placement testing needs.
If you have questions not answered here, please contact email@example.com for assistance.
For Winter 2021 registration period, the Chemistry placement test score has been waived for CHEM 141. As long as students meet all other course requirements, they may register for CHEM 141 without taking the Chemistry Placement test. If, within the first 3 weeks, students registered in CHEM-141 believe that they are misplaced, they will be offered the option to move down to CHEM 111 (12-week semester) after a discussion with the instructor. It will be adjusted by the department if needed.
Additional ACT and SAT scores have been added for placement into courses that typically require Accuplacer scores.
Summary: Placement changes effective March 20, 2020, and until students can be tested on campus:
- Students will be placed based on the following chart:
|Classes||MATH SAT Score (March 2016 or later)||MATH ACT Score|
If you do not have an SAT/ACT score as listed above, you may be placed into MATH-110, MATH-131, MATH-080/010/031/041, or MATH-074 based on your high school GPA.
- Completed high school in the last five years and have a high-school GPA 3.2 or higher: place into MATH-110 or MATH-131
- Completed high-school in the last five years and have a high-school GPA 2.8 to 3.199: place into MATH-080 or co-requisite pairings
- Others place into MATH-074
Dual-Enrollment / Early College / Collegiate Academy-Placement Into MATH 115 or 165 (Handled by Waiver)
Based on high-school teacher, principal, or counselor recommendation, a student may be placed up to MATH-115 or MATH-165
Beginning Winter 2021, dual-enrollment students may also be placed using PSAT scores. Please reference the MATH SAT score chart listed above for placement information
Dual-enrollment students looking to take MATH 175 or MATH 180 will also need to take the Accuplacer Math test
English Placement for Early College / Collegiate Academy and Dual Enroll / Advancement Plus
For students who are in Early College, Collegiate Academy, and Dual Enrolled or Advancement Plus, you may also use ACT, SAT, or PSAT scores if you have completed one of the standardized tests. That is the preferred placement method. If you do not have ACT / SAT / PSAT scores, you may temporarily use your high school GPA as a means for course placement.
We will be offering the ESL test, CaMLA, via a remote option. Students who need to take the ESL test should use their HawkMail to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Accuplacer Reading Test – for Health Career programs with a reading test score requirement
Students who need to take the Accuplacer reading test should use their HawkMail to e-mail email@example.com for more details.
Course placement and proctored exams
Incoming students, course placement is based on GPA or ACT/SAT scores. See the Placement Testing for Fall 2020 information above.
Current students, you will need proctored exams for online hybrid courses at the Assessment Center. See currently-enrolled students section below.
You may take these tests at your convenience during the Assessment Center's regular hours. No appointment is necessary for assessment testing; just walk in when you're ready.
Due to COVID-19, our hours have changed. Please use the contact information below to reach out to us.
Provides course placement testing on a walk-in basis for all students in English, Math, Chemistry, and computer literacy.
Assessment Center Services
Incoming Students: Course Placement
Course Placement allows us to evaluate your skills in math, reading, and writing, to make sure you register for classes that give you the best chance to succeed.
Most new students are required to take Course Placement before you will be able to register for classes. If you took the ACT or SAT, you may be eligible to waive course placement and register for classes.
If you want to take advanced subject courses, take our advanced placement tests. See all available tests.
Currently-Enrolled Students: Online Hybrid Exams
Midterms and final exams are provided for some online hybrid courses. Your instructor will tell you if your test needs to be taken in the proctored Assessment Center.
- Only bring materials that your instructor has approved.
- No electronic notes or textbooks will be allowed (please make sure all material is printed).
- Calculators are available on a limited basis (If approved by instructor).
- You will be responsible to sign up for an appointment time that fits into your instructors assigned testing dates.
Contact your instructor for assigned testing dates and instructions.