Placement Testing

The Career and Learning Center administers the Accuplacer test in math and English for students requesting placement in higher level courses than indicated by ACT scores. Presentation College offers students the math and English ACCUPLACER tests one time at no charge; successive attempts are at the expense of the student. Contact the Career and Learning Center for costs associated with this testing.

For students who do not have ACT/SAT scores to report, the Career and Learning Center offers a complete ACT Residual Test that can be taken at the student’s expense. This test includes English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning. ACT Residual Testing is strictly limited to students who have enrolled, have been admitted, or have officially applied to Presentation College. Scores from Residual Tests are reported only to PC for admission and advising purposes. Individuals who are 24 years of age or older are not required to take the ACT for admission; however, an ACT score may be required for acceptance to individual programs. Students are eligible to retake the ACT 60 days after the previous test date. Please contact the Career and Learning Center for more information.

Presentation College does not make available alternate placement tests. Students who are unable to take the COMPASS may accept placement via the relevant ACT subscore(s). Please contact the Career and Learning Center for more information.

Registration for courses is based on placement scores below:

EN113 College Composition I

ACT English subscore of at least 18 AND Reading subscore of at least 18 OR

Old SAT (testing date prior to March 2016) Critical Reading subscore greater than or equal to 441 OR

Redesigned SAT (testing date of March 2016 or later) Reading and Writing subscore greater or equal to 480 OR

ACCUPLACER scores of at least 80 in Sentence Skills AND at least 78 in Reading


EN114 College Composition Ib

ACT English subscore less than 18 OR Reading subscore less than 18 OR

Old SAT (testing date prior to March 2016) Critical Reading subscore less than 441 OR

Redesigned SAT (testing date of March 2016 or later) Reading and Writing subscore less than 480 OR

ACCUPLACER score of 79 or less in Sentence Skills OR 77 or less in Reading


MA114 Customized Intermediate Algebra

ACT Math subscore: 0 – 19

Old SAT (testing date prior to March 2016) Math subscore: less than 480 OR

Redesigned SAT (testing date of March 2016 or later) Math subscore: less than 515 OR

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra: 0 – 75


MA153 College Algebra and MA243 Statistics

ACT Math subscore: 20 or higher

Old SAT (testing date prior to March 2016) Math subscore: 480 or higher OR

Redesigned SAT (testing date of March 2016 or later) Math subscore: 515 or higher OR

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra: 76 or higher