Placement Testing

All new enrollees who have not successfully completed college-level English and mathematics courses or taken the ACT exam within the last three years must take a placement exam before registering for classes. This test indicates the beginning levels of math, English, and reading courses. This test allows calculator usage on the algebra portions. The following types of calculators are not permitted: pocket organizers, handheld or laptop computers, electronic writing pads or pen-input devices, models with a QWERTY (typewriter) keypad, and models with built-in capability to simplify algebraic expressions, multiply polynomials, or factor polynomials. Specifically prohibited models: CFX-9970G, Casio Algebra fx 2.0, TI-89, and TI-92. Any four function, scientific, or graphing calculator, except as specified, may be used.
*There is a retesting fee.

Developmental Education

Students who score below the standard placement score established by the College will be required to enroll in related developmental education courses. Developmental education instruction is designed to remediate prior deficiencies in knowledge and skills judged necessary for a student to progress satisfactorily through a college level program or course of instruction. Credit earned for developmental education courses shall not satisfy requirements for graduation in degree, certificate or diploma programs. A student may enroll in college level courses while enrolled in developmental education courses as long as the discipline is different than the discipline in which the student scores below the standard placement score. Any student enrolled in two or more developmental education courses shall not enroll in more than a total of 12 credit hours that semester. Any student who scores below the standard placement score and is placed into developmental education course instruction in a given discipline must remain in such instruction in that discipline until academic deficiencies are remediated. The College shall maintain data files on each student enrolled in developmental education courses.