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East Central College is an open admissions institution. Students are accepted into ECC regardless of their level of academic preparation. In order to best place students, the College requires students to (a) present an ACT score as evidence of their college readiness and/or (b) sign up for and complete the full series of college placement tests, offered at the college at no cost to the student.

ECC follows the guidelines of the College Readiness Standards for Missouri Community Colleges. These standards identify appropriate ACT levels for placement into college-level coursework. Students entering the College without an ACT score or with an ACT score below the college readiness level will be required to take the full series of placement tests. College staff will use the test results to place students into appropriate coursework.

Note: The College admissions office can assist students in determining testing needs.

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