Course Placement

As a new student, you are required to take Course Placement before you can register for classes. Course Placement at HFC is an assessment designed to identify your skills in math, reading, and writing.

You can take the Course Placement at the Assessment Center which is located on the first floor of the Welcome Center (WC). Testing hours are Monday–Thursday at 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Friday at 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

Available Tests

Most students take computerized assessments for Course Placement called Accuplacer. But HFC also offers other testing options for students who wish to place into advanced subject courses. See all available tests.

Waiving Course Placement with ACT and SAT

If you took the ACT or SAT, you may be eligible to waive course placement. You may send your official ACT or SAT scores to HFC directly through ACT, or SAT, or by requesting your high school to send them via e-mail, fax or USPS. Scores that are hand-delivered are not official.

Students can have official documents sent via:
E-mail: enrollmentservices@hfcc.edu

Mail:
ATTN: Course Placement
Henry Ford College
5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128

Fax:
313-317-4112

Please consult the information below to find out if your scores qualify to waive course placement.

Course Placement ACT SAT
MATH 112, MATH 115, MATH 121, MATH 131, MATH 141 or MATH 150 22 or higher in Math 500 or higher in Math, if taken after January 2016. Tests taken prior to January 2016 do not qualify.
ENG 131 If taken September 2016-present: English score of 18 or higher AND ACT Writing Test score of 6 or higher, OR Reading Score 18 or higher. If taken January 2016-present: Evidence Based Reading and Writing score of 470 or higher.
If taken September 2015-August 2016: English score of 18 or higher and Subject-Level Writing score of 19 or higher. If taken before January 2016: Critical Reading score of 560 or higher.
If taken between 2009 and August 2015: English score of 18 or higher and ACT Writing Test score of 6 or higher.
If taken prior to 2009: English score of 21 or higher.
ENG 131A and ENG 094 ALP If taken September 2016-present: English score of 13-17 AND ACT Writing Test score of 3-5, OR Reading Score 15-17. If taken January 2016-present: Evidence Based Reading and Writing score of 410-460.
ENG081 and ENG093 If taken September 2016-present: English score of 13-17 AND ACT Writing Test score of 3-5, OR Reading Score 13-17. If taken January 2016-present: Evidence Based Reading and Writing score of 410-460.