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Math (MDTP) -- Choose one

Starting Point 1: Algebra Readiness

  • For students who need to review algebra
  • 50 questions/45 minutes (timed) to complete + set up time (one hour needed)
  • Review sample tests and study packets before coming in

Algebra Readiness Score

Placement

0-17

Math 900 (Arithmetic Functions)

18-24

Math 902 (Pre-Algebra)

25-50

Math 903 (Elementary Algebra)

Starting Point 2: Elementary Algebra

  • For students who have completed one year of high school algebra or higher
  • 50 questions/45 minutes (timed) to complete + set up time (one hour needed)
  • Review sample tests and study packets before coming in

Elementary Algebra Score

Placement

0-31

No Placement -- Take the Algebra Readiness Test

32-50

Math C (Intermediate Algebra)

Starting Point 3: Intermediate Algebra

  • For students who have completed intermediate algebra
  • 50 questions/45 minutes (timed) to complete + set up time (one hour needed)
  • Review sample tests and study packets before coming in

Intermediate Algebra Score

Placement

0-35

No Placement -- Take the Elementary Algebra Test

36-45

Math 1, 2, 8, 10, 12, D or G

Starting Point 4: Calculus Readiness

  • For students who have completed high school pre-calculus and trigonometry or higher
  • 60 questions/90 minutes (timed) to complete + set up time (105 minutes needed)
  • Review sample tests and study packets before coming in

Calculus Readiness Score

Placement

0-29

No Placement -- Take the Intermediate Algebra Test

30-47

Math 1, 2, 8, 10, 12, D or G

48-60

Math 3A -- Analytic Geometry & Calculus 1

English (CTEP)

Three-Part Assessment (Reading, Grammar & Syntax)

  • 105 questions/90 minutes (timed) to complete + set up time (105 minutes needed)

English Score

Placement

0-34

No Placement (ESL suggested for non-native speakers)

35-65

English 905 + English 900 (English Fundamentals + lab) OR English 905AC (English Fundamentals Accelerated)

66-80

English 908 (Effective Writing)

81-105

English 1A (English Composition)

Reading (CTEP)
  • Seven reading selections
  • 35 questions/30 minutes (timed) to complete + set up time (45 minutes needed)

Reading Score

Placement

0-5

No Placement (ESL suggested for non-native speakers)

6-19

Reading 961 (Building College Reading Strategies)

20-32

Reading 54 (Critical College Reading & Thinking)

33-35

Reading Proficient (Reading 54 requirement waived)

English as a Second Language (CELSA)
  • Computer portion with 75 questions (45 minutes timed)
  • Writing sample (30 minutes timed) with pencil and paper
  • 90 minutes (total) to complete
  • Placement is based on a combination of graded writing sample and computer test score. ESL faculty decides final placement.