Placement Test Guide
The Placement Test Guide uses multiple measures to determine the most appropriate reading, writing, and math classes for students.
Reading and English Course Placement Information
* Test scores and GPA cannot exceed four years in order to be used for placement.
ACT  ACCUPLACER Next Generation 
ACCUPLACER Classic 
Compass  SAT  Alternative Placement  HiSET  

ENG 080 Reading Comprehension  ACT Reading 0–17 
Reading 200–249 
Reading 0–79 
Reading 0–80 
Reading 330 or below 

No Reading Course Required  ACT Reading 18+ 
Reading 250+ 
Reading 80+ 
Reading 81–99 
Reading 340+ 
Cumulative High School GPA ≥ 3.0 and ACT Reading 16–17 or Cumulative High School GPA ≥ 3.0 and minimum of C in last transcripted HS English class or ACT Reading 16–17 and minimum of C in last transcripted HS English class 
HiSET Reading 15–20 
ENG 085  ACT Reading 0–17 and ACT English 0–17 
Reading 200–249 and Writing 200–249 
Reading 0–79 and Sentence Skills 0–79 
Reading 0–80 and Writing 0–70 
Reading 330 or below and English 440 or below 

ENG 090 Intro to Writing/ENG 095 Composition Expansion**  ACT English 0–17 
Writing 200–249 
Sentence Skills 0–79 
Writing 0–70 
English 440 or below 

ENG 101 English Composition I  ACT English 18–23 plus No Reading Course Required 
Writing 250+ plus No Reading Course Required 
Sentence Skills 80–109 plus No Reading Course Required 
Writing 71–93 plus No Reading Course Required 
English 450–540 plus No Reading Course Required 
Cumulative High School GPA ≥ 3.0 and ACT English 16–17 plus No Reading Course Required or Cumulative High School GPA ≥ 3.0 and minimum of C in last transcripted HS English class plus No Reading Course Required or ACT English 16–17 and minimum of C in last transcripted HS English class plus No Reading Course Required 

ENG 114 Honors Composition I  ACT English 24+ plus No Reading Course Required 
Writing 263+ plus No Reading Course Required 
Sentence Skills 110+ plus No Reading Course Required 
Writing 94–99 plus No Reading Course Required 
English 550–800 plus No Reading Course Required 
Cumulative High School GPA ≥ 3.2 and ACT English 20+ plus No Reading Course Required or Cumulative High School GPA ≥ 3.2 and minimum of B in last transcripted HS English class plus No Reading Course Required or ACT English 20+ and minimum of B in last transcripted HS English class plus No Reading Course Required 
Mathematics Course Placement Information
* Test scores and GPA cannot exceed four years in order to be used for placement.
ACT Math  ACCUPLACER Next Generation Arithmetic 
ACCUPLACER Next Generation Quantitative Reasoning 
ACCUPLACER Next Generation Adv Algebra & Functions 
ACCUPLACER Classic 
Compass  SAT Math  Alternative Placement  

MTH 070 PreAlgebra  200–259  < 236 placed using Arithmetic Test  Arithmetic score 0–74  PreAlgebra score 0–49  
MTH 080 Introductory Algebra  260–300  237–249  Arithmetic score 75–120 or Elementary score 45–75 
PreAlgebra score 50–99 or Algebra score 26–41 
Minimum score of 27 on ECC Math Department PreAlgebra Exam  
MTH 094 Fundamental Concepts in Math / MTH 102 Business Math  260–300  237–249  Arithmetic score 75–120 or Elementary score 45–75 
PreAlgebra score 50–99 or Algebra score 26–41 
Cumulative High School GPA ≥ 3.0 or Minimum score of 27 on ECC Math Department PreAlgebra Exam 

MTH 095 Statistics Expansion***  237–249  Arithmetic score 100–120 or Elementary score 60–75 

MTH 108 Applied Algebra & Trig / MTH 110 Intermediate Algebra  250–275  200–236  College Math score 0–45  Algebra Score 42–65  Minimum score of 27 on ECC Math Department Introductory Algebra Exam  
MTH 131 Metric & Nonmetric Geometry / MTH 134 Math for Art & Design / MTH 140 Contemporary Math / MTH 150 Statistics  22–29 (course not recommended if reading is required) 
250–275 plus No Reading Course Required 
200–236 plus No Reading Course Required 
College Math score 0–45 (course not recommended if reading is required) 
Algebra score 66–99 or Algebra score 0–30 (course not recommended if reading is required) 
520–660 
Cumulative High School GPA ≥ 3.0 and ACT Math 18–21 plus No Reading Course Required
or Cumulative High School GPA ≥ 3.0 and minimum of B in last transcripted HS math class plus No Reading Course Required or ACT Math 18–21 and minimum of B in last transcripted HS math class plus No Reading Course Required or Minimum score of 27 on ECC Math Department Fundamental Concepts Exam plus No Reading Course Required 

MTH 170 College Algebra  22–29  276 opens Advanced Algebra and Functions test for placement  237–275  College Math score 46–90  College Algebra score 31–45  520–660 
Cumulative High School GPA ≥ 3.0 and ACT Math 18–21
or Cumulative High School GPA ≥ 3.0 and minimum of B in Algebra II or higher Algebrabased course or ACT Math 18–21 and minimum of B in Algebra II or higher Algebrabased course or Minimum score of 27 on ECC Math Department Intermediate Algebra Exam plus No Reading Course Required 

MTH 180 Survey Calculus  26+  266–300  College Math score 91–120  College Algebra score 46–99  610–800  
MTH 190 Calculus I  30+  276–300  College Math score 91–120  College Algebra score 46–99  670–800 