COMPASS Scores

 

ACT Score COMPASS Score (%) Mathematics Course Placement
1 to 17 Pre-Algebra: 
0 to 100
OR Algebra:
0 to 32
MATH 021 Basic Algebra
18 to 19 Algebra:
33 to 40
MATH 101 Intermediate Algebra
20 to 24 Algebra:
41 to 100 
OR College Algebra:
0 to 62
MATH 102/102L College Algebra/Lab
>24: must take COMPASS College Algebra:
63 to 100

OR Trigonometry:
0 to 39
MATH 120 Trigonometry
>24: must take COMPASS   Trigonometry:
40 to 64
 
MATH 120 Trigonometry, may enroll in 
MATH 123 Calculus I concurrently
>24: must take COMPASS Trigonometry:
65 to 69
May enroll in MATH 123 Calculus I
(It is strongly recommended to also enroll in Math 120 Trigonometry)
>24: must take COMPASS   Trigonometry:
70 to 100
 
MATH 123 Calculus I

English Placement Exams  

Placement in the English composition courses is first based on ACT composition subscores. If students are satisfied with their placement based on those scores, then students do not have to take the COMPASS test for writing or reading that cover English skills. Students who have not taken the ACT exam within the past 5 years, or have not provided their ACT or SAT scores to us, are required to take the COMPASS test and they are administered at no charge. Students who have taken the ACT exam, but are not satisfied with placement based on those scores, may challenge the ACT English (writing and reading) scores one time only by taking the COMPASS test for writing and/or reading. In these cases, students will be charged $17.00 for the COMPASS test. The COMPASS test scores may allow them to enroll in higher-level classes than their ACT scores indicate. The table below shows how placement is determined for English courses:

ACT Score COMPASS Score English (Writing) Course Placement
1 to 12 Writing: 1 to 32 ENGL 101 Composition I and ENGL 033 Basic Writing (3 cr.)
13 to 14 Writing: 33 to 48 ENGL 101 Composition I and ENGL 033 Basic Writing (2 cr.)
15 to 17 Writing: 49 to 73 ENGL 101 Composition I and ENGL 033 Basic Writing  (1 cr.)
18 to 36 Writing: 74 to 100 ENGL 101 Composition