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Who needs to take the test?

You must take the Accuplacer test for enrollment if you have:

  • Taken the SAT before 2016
  • Taken the ACT before 2018
  • Taken the Accuplacer test before the fall of 2018
  • Fewer than 12 college credits
  • College GPA below 2.0

NOTE: You do not need an appointment to test on the Main Campus. Appointments are filling fast, but don't let that delay you from testing. We will accept testers on a drop-in basis.

Placement Test Scoring

ALEKS PPL

All students must take the ALEKS math assessment test prior to enrolling in a math course unless you have completed the corresponding prerequisite math course at another college or university within the last three years. The assessment can be taken through your Online Center.

STEM Pathway 

Course ALEKS Placement Score
MA 094 - Pre-Algebra Lab and co-requisite MA 097- Pre-Algebra 0–6
MA 097 - Pre-Algebra 7–13
MA 098 - Elementary Algebra 14–29

MA 105 - Basic Geometry,

MA 107 - Intermediate Algebra,

MA 010 - College Algebra Lab and co-requisite MA 110 - College Algebra*

MA 124 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students

30-45

MA 108 - Trigonometry,

MA 110 - College Algebra,

MA 127 - Finite Mathematics with Applications,

MA 210 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 1,

MA 211 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 2,

MA 215 - Statistics

46-60

*Students that score a 30-45 may opt for MA 110, but must take the mandatory MA 010 Lab corequisite with it. 

Non-STEM Pathway

Course ALEKS Placement Score
MA 093 Mathematical Literacy Lab and co-requisite MA 099 - Mathematical Literacy 0–13
MA 099 - Mathematical Literacy 14-29

MA 105 - Basic Geometry,

MA 107 - Intermediate Algebra,

MA 124 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students

30–45

Stats Pathway 

Course ALEKS Placement Score
MA 094 - Pre-Algebra Lab and co-requisite MA 097 Pre-Algebra 0–6
MA 097 - Pre-Algebra 7–13
MA 098 - Elementary Algebra 14–29

MA 105 - Basic Geometry, 

MA 107 - Intermediate Algebra,

MA 124 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students

30–45

MA 108 - Trigonometry,

MA 110 - College Algebra,

MA 127 - Finite Mathematics with Applications,

MA 210 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 1,

MA 211 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 2,

MA 215 - Statistics

46-60

MA 129 - Survey of Calculus,

MA 131 - Precalculus,

 

61-75

MA 133 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry 1,

MA 245 - Discrete Mathematical Structures

76-100

*MA 134, MA 255 and MA 257 do not have ALEKS Placement Scores. They only have course prerequisites.

*MA 138 must be taken concurrently with MA 133.

Accuplacer Scores

Score Class Recommendation
0 Retake test or take LOEP
Writing 1-3 IRW 97
Writing 4 and Reading below 249 IRW 98
Writing 4 and Reading 249 or higher

IRW 99/EN 101 - must be taken together

  • Students in IRW99/EN101 may opt for IRW 98
Writing 5 and Reading below 249

IRW 99/EN 101 - must be taken together

  • Students in IRW99/EN101 may opt for IRW 98
Writing 5 and Reading 249 or higher EN 101
Writing 6-8 EN 101

English Placement

If you have taken the ACT from 2018 until today or the SAT from 2016 until today, you will be placed into the following English course based on your test scores:

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing ACT English and Reading Total Score

450 or higher = EN 101

31 or higher = EN 101

400-440 = EN 101 and IRW 99 (must be taken together)

  • Students in IRW 99/EN 101 may opt for IRW 98

26-30 = EN 101 and IRW 99 (must be taken together)

  • Students in IRW 99/EN 101 may opt for IRW 98

380-420 = IRW 98

24-28 = IRW 98

370 or lower = IRW 97

23 or lower = IRW 97

LOEP Scores - Listening

Score Class Recommendation
Listening 56-67 ES 101
Listening 68-74 ES 102
Listening 75-80 ES 103
Listening 81-90 ES 104
  • Scores below 56 indicate need for additional community education- survival English before enrolling at GRCC.

LOEP Scores - Reading

Score Class Recommendation
Reading 56-77 ES 121
Reading 78-86 ES 122
Reading 87-93 ES 123
Reading 94-105 ES 124
  • Scores below 56 indicate need for additional community education- survival English before enrolling at GRCC.

LOEP Scores - Writing/Grammar

Writing Grammar Class Recommendation
Writeplacer 1-2 Language Use 56-72 ES 111
Writeplacer 2-3 Language Use 73-86 ES 112
Writeplacer 3-4 Language Use 87-97 ES 113
Writeplacer 4-5 Language Use 98-106 ES 114
Writeplacer 6 NA No Placement
  • Scores below 56 indicate need for additional community education- survival English before enrolling at GRCC.

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