You may not need to take all or part of the placement tests if any of the following circumstances apply to you:
- Students who submit a high school transcript with an unweighted* cumulative (overall) GPA of 2.7 or better (or 80% for schools with a percentile grading system) are exempt from taking the English and Reading placement tests and will be placed in ENG 101, English Composition I. Transcript must include the grades from the first half of the senior year in high school or show high school graduation within 5 years of the date the transcript is submitted to be eligible. International, home school and GED documentation are not accepted under this exemption. (Effective Spring 2019)
- You already have a college degree.
- You have already taken college-level English and/or mathematics with a grade of "C" or better.
- You plan to register for a class or classes that have no specified skill requirements.
- Students with SAT Verbal test score of 510+ or ACT Verbal test scores of 21+ will be exempt from the reading placement testing, but still must take the English writing test (there is no SAT/ACT exemption for English.) Verbal and mathematics scores are reported separately.
- Students with SAT Math test score of 550+ or ACT Math test score of 21+ will be exempt from developmental math courses, but must complete the placement test if intending to take a course above the Intermediate Algebra MAT-108 level. Verbal and mathematics scores are reported separately.
- Students who have taken the TOEFL or IELTS exams may submit these scores for exemption or placement into English as an Academic Language (EAL) courses.
- A student may re-test for placement out of a course in which he/she was enrolled after four years.
- Once a student has re-tested after four years and scores into the same course(s) for which he/she was enrolled, there is no further alternative, regardless of the results.
*For high schools that do not have an unweighted GPA, the weighted GPA will be used.