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COVID-19 IMPACTS & ACCUPLACER TESTING

Accuplacer testing has been suspended for the time being. Instead, we are using multiple measures to provide English and math placements to students and guide students into appropriate classes at MxCC based on their current skill set.

We are currently placing students based on the following measures:

  • Verified Cumulative/Final High School GPA
    • If completing high school this spring/summer 2020, cumulative GPA for all but last term is okay.
  • Self-Reported Cumulative/Final High School GPA
    • See form below to provide self-reported information
  • SAT/ACT scores from the last 4 years
  • GED scores
  • AP test scores of 3 or higher
  • CLEP exam scores
  • college-level transfer credit

Please review the “Placement Chart” below for more information about specific placement based on the measures mentioned above.

Please have any and all types of placement information in your possession and available to show an advisor for your New Student Advising & Registration appointment (PDFs copies, access to College Board to show placement, etc.).

If you do not have any of the above placements, email Mx-Accuplacer@mxcc.edu to discuss further placement options. Please include information regarding when you graduated high school and what your last English and math courses were (at either the high school or college level). You should wait to schedule an advising appointment until after you have heard back from the Placement Team.

Students who will still be in high school for fall 2020 and do not have SAT/ACT scores or prior college coursework should email Mx-Accuplacer@mxcc.edu to discuss further placement options. In your email, please identify yourself as a high school student and include your high school’s name (or note you are a home school student).

Self-Reported GPA Form

As Accuplacer testing is not being held at this time, we ask that students self-report high school GPAs so that we may place you in the proper English and math courses.

Placement Chart

The Placement Charts below provide general placement recommendations based on multiple measures. Students will discuss their placement with an advisor to select appropriate coursework and placement for their current skill level.

Students must submit official copies of the score reports and/or transcripts to the Admissions Office in order to have placement information added to their file. Students who do not have official copies on file will need to meet with an advisor and show unofficial copies every time they register for classes. Students should also have copies in their possession for their initial advising appointment.

SAT and ACT scores must have been taken in the last four years.

Students who have not taken an English class in the last four years and do not have transfer credit (AP, CLEP, college transcript) should email Mx-Accuplacer@mxcc.edu to discuss further placement options.

Students who have not taken a math course in the last five years and do not place at MAT-137 should take a Math Fast Track Workshop.

English Placement

Placement into EDUC-1003 English Fast Track

  • SAT Score: Less than 360
  • GPA (Verified): 0.00-1.99 *2.00-2.49 recommended
  • ACT Score: See other measures (Verified GPA or English Self-Reported GPA Flowchart)
  • GED: Use other measures or Alternative Placement-Contact Mx-Accuplacer@mxcc.edu

Placement into ENG*096 (6 credits)

  • SAT Score: 360-399
  • GPA (Verified): 2.00-2.49 *Fast Track recommended
  • ACT Score: See other measures (Verified GPA or English Self-Reported GPA Flowchart)
  • GED: Use other measures or Alternative Placement-Contact Mx-Accuplacer@mxcc.edu

Placement into ENG*093 (3 credits)

  • SAT Score: 400-419
  • GPA (Verified): 2.50-2.64
  • ACT Score: See other measures (Verified GPA or English Self-Reported GPA Flowchart)
  • GED: Use other measures or Alternative Placement-Contact Mx-Accuplacer@mxcc.edu

Placement into ENG*099/101 ALP (6 credits)

  • SAT Score: 420-449
  • GPA (Verified): 2.65-2.87
  • ACT Score: See other measures (Verified GPA or English Self-Reported GPA Flowchart)
  • GED: Use other measures or Alternative Placement-Contact Mx-Accuplacer@mxcc.edu

Placement into ENG*101E (3 credits/4 contact hours)

  • SAT Score: 450-479
  • GPA (Verified): 2.88-2.99
  • ACT Score: See other measures (Verified GPA or English Self-Reported GPA Flowchart)
  • GED: Use other measures or Alternative Placement-Contact Mx-Accuplacer@mxcc.edu

Placement into ENG*101 (3 credits)

  • SAT Score: 480 or higher
  • GPA (Verified): 3.00 or higher
  • ACT Score: Reading 21+ or English/Reading Combined 47+
  • GED: 165

Self-Reported GPA Students: please complete the Self-Reported GPA form. The advisor will ask additional questions about your coursework in high school to provide a recommended placement.

Math Placement

Placement into EDUC*1002 Math Fast Track

  • GPA(Verified or Self-Reported): 0.00-2.24
  • SAT Score: Use another measure such as GPA
  • ACT Score: Use another measure such as GPA
  • GED: Use another measure such as GPA

Placement into MAT*095I (6 credits)    

  • GPA(Verified or Self-Reported): 0.00-2.24
  • SAT Score: Use another measure such as GPA
  • ACT Score: Use another measure such as GPA
  • GED: Use another measure such as GPA

Placement into MAT*095 (3 credits)     

  • GPA(Verified or Self-Reported): 2.25-2.49
  • SAT Score: Use another measure such as GPA
  • ACT Score: Use another measure such as GPA
  • GED: Use another measure such as GPA

Placement into MAT*137E (3 credits/4 contact hours)   

  • GPA(Verified or Self-Reported): 2.50-2.69 Plus successful completion of Algebra 1 and eligible for ENG-101/E
  • SAT Score: 490-530 Plus eligible for ENG-101/E
  • ACT Score: 17-18
  • GED: Use another measure such as GPA

Placement into MAT*137 (3 credits)   

  • GPA(Verified or Self-Reported): 2.70-2.99 Plus successful completion of Algebra 1 and eligible for ENG-101/E
  • SAT Score: 540-570 Plus eligible for ENG-101/E
  • ACT Score: 19-21
  • GED: 165+

Placement into MAT*146, MAT*158, MAT*167 (3 credits), MAT*173 (4 credits)    

  • GPA(Verified or Self-Reported): 3.00-3.39 Plus successful completion of Algebra 1 & 2 and eligible for ENG-101/E
  • SAT Score: 580-800 Plus eligible for ENG-101/E
  • ACT Score: 22+
  • GED: Alternative Placement-Contact Mx-Accuplacer@mxcc.edu

Placement into MAT*186 (4 credits)       

  • GPA(Verified or Self-Reported): 3.40-3.59 Plus successful completion of Algebra 1 & 2 and one higher level math course and eligible for ENG-101/E
  • SAT Score: Alternative Placement-Contact Mx-Accuplacer@mxcc.edu
  • ACT Score: Alternative Placement-Contact Mx-Accuplacer@mxcc.edu
  • GED: Alternative Placement-Contact Mx-Accuplacer@mxcc.edu

Placement into MAT*254 (4 credits)    

  • GPA(Verified or Self-Reported): 3.60-4.00 Plus successful completion of Algebra 1 & 2 and two higher level math course and eligible for ENG-101/E
  • SAT Score: Alternative Placement-Contact Mx-Accuplacer@mxcc.edu
  • ACT Score: Alternative Placement-Contact Mx-Accuplacer@mxcc.edu
  • GED: Alternative Placement-Contact Mx-Accuplacer@mxcc.edu

Placement into MAT*210 (pre-req completion of ENG-101)     

Students with SAT 580+ or ACT 22+ (and no GPA) are encouraged to take a math test through the Math Department as they may place into a higher-level math course.

AP Placement

Students who have earned at least a 3 or better on their AP exams, may be able to earn credit for courses.

Note: There is no AP placement for MAT*137 Intermediate Algebra.

Below is information for English and math courses for AP. For additional information on other AP tests and possible earned credit, please email Mx-Advising@mxcc.edu.

AP Subject Test: AP English Language and Composition
Credit Earned for: ENG-101

AP Subject Test: AP English Literature and Composition
Credit Earned for: ENG-101 & ENG-102

AP Subject Test: AP Statistics
Credit Earned for: MAT-167

AP Subject Test: AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Credit Earned for: MAT-254

CLEP Course Exemption

Students who have taken courses through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) may be able to earn credit for courses. For additional information on other CLEP exams and possible earned credit, please email Mx-Advising@mxcc.edu.

CLEP Subject Test: CLEP College Comp.
Credit Earned for:
ENG*101

CLEP Subject Test: CLEP College Algebra with a score of 66
Credit Earned for:
MAT*137