Testing Exemptions

To be exempt from a placement test, you must provide a score report, a high school transcript, and/or a college transcript for evaluation at the time of or before testing. An unofficial transcript or score report can be used for evaluation of exemptions.

Acceptable score reports include: ACT, AP, CLEP, PSAT, PSSA, SAT, and ACCUPLACER score reports from other institutions. These reports are valid for five years. College transfer credits do not expire, with the exception of math and science credits which expire in ten years.

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Math Placement Test Exemptions
Test/Course Score Needed
ACT Math Score 22
AP Calculus AB 3
AP Calculus BC 3
AP Statistics 3
College Level Math Class Grade of “C”
PSSA Math 1400
PSAT Math 52
SAT Math Score 520


English Placement Test Exemptions
Test/Course Score Needed
ACT English/Writing Score 22
AP English Language & Composition 3
AP Literature & Composition 3
College Level English composition Class Grade of “C”
PSAT Writing 50
SAT Writing Score 500
TOEFL iBT Score 79
TOEFL Paper Score 550


Reading Placement Test Exemptions
Test/Course Score Needed
ACT Reading Score 21
AP Scores A score or 3 or higher on any one (1) AP test; excluding math and foreign language.
College Level Course Earned six college-level credits, with a C or better, in any of the following subjects: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, geography, geology, history, literature, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, and sociology.
PSAT Reading 50
SAT Reading Score 500
TOEFL iBT Score 79
TOEFL Paper Score 550
Students with a cumulative 3.5 high school GPA are exempt from taking the reading placement test.

College Level Math Placement for Exempted Students
If you are exempted from placement testing, you will be exempt from taking developmental math courses. You should still take the math placement test to determine if you place in a higher level math class. If you have college math credit, you do not need to take the math placement test.

Placement Test Exemptions for Cohort Groups

The following students are exempt from placement testing:

  • Students who have earned an associate degree or higher.
  • Students enrolling in the Phlebotomy Certificate of Completion.
  • Students in the Entrepreneurship Certificate of Completion.
  • Students in the Homeland Security Certificate of Completion.
  • Students in the Virtual Assistance Certificate of Completion.
  • Students enrolling in the Culinary Arts Certificate Program.
  • Non-degree seeking students: Power Program students or students taking classes for personal enrichment or professional development.
  • Students enrolled as an admitted student at another college or university.

Dual Enrollment students are required to satisfy the prerequisite(s) only for the courses in which they wish to enroll. These students should be encouraged to prove competency for early admission. Upon matriculation to the College, former Dual Enrollment students will need to fully comply with academic readiness expectations.