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Announcement – Updated 4/14/20

Due to the physical campus closings, all testing services are temporarily suspended.

Placement Assessment
If you have questions regarding summer and fall 2020 placement assessment, please review answers to our most frequently asked questions. For all other questions, email testing@mc3.edu.

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Do you qualify for testing exemption from one or all of the placement assessments? To find out if you are excused, submit at least one of the following to the Testing Center:

  • Academic transcript from high school
  • Academic transcript from college(s) attended
  • ACT score report
  • SAT score report
  • PSAT score report
  • PSSA score report
  • Advanced Placement (AP) exam score report
  • CLEP exam score report
  • DSST exam score report
  • ACCUPLACER score report

All score reports are valid for five (5) years, and transcripts do not expire.

For the fastest response, we encourage you to upload your documents to our secure server; however, if preferred, you can mail your documents to the Testing Center at Central Campus in Blue Bell.

Test Exemptions

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Math Placement

Type 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: Prior to March 2016 52
SAT Math: Prior to March 2016 520
PSAT Math: After February 2016 550
SAT Math: After February 2016 550

If you earned an A or B in high school Algebra II within the last five years, you are exempt from placement assessment and MAT 085. To verify, your high school transcript is required.

If you are exempted, you do not need to take the developmental math courses at Montco.

To determine if you should be placed in a higher-level math class, we recommend that you do take the math placement assessment. If you have college math credit, you do not need to take the math placement assessment.

Writing Placement

Type Score Needed
ACT English / Writing Score 22
AP English Language and Composition 3
AP Literature and Composition 3
College-Level English Composition Class Grade of "C"
PSAT Writing: Prior to March 2016 50
SAT Writing Score: Prior to March 2016 500
PSAT Combined Reading and Writing: After February 2016 560
SAT Combined Reading and Writing: After February 2016 560
TOEFL iBT Score 79
TOEFL Paper Score 550
IELTS 6.5

Reading Placement

Type Score Needed
ACT Reading Score 21
AP Scores 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: Prior to March 2016 50
SAT Reading: Prior to March 2016 500
PSAT Combined Reading and Writing: After February 2016 560
SAT Combined Reading and Writing: After February 2016 560
TOEFL iBT Score 79
TOEFL Paper Score 550
IELTS 6.5

If you have a cumulative 3.5 high school GPA, you are exempt from taking the reading placement assessment.

Additional Exemptions

You are exempt from placement assessment if:
  • You've earned an associate's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
  • You are enrolling in the Phlebotomy Certificate of Completion
  • You are enrolling in the Culinary Arts Certificate program
  • You are not seeking a degree: POWER Program students or students taking classes for personal enrichment or professional development
  • You are a guest student

 

Dual Enrollment Students

If you are enrolled in the Dual Enrollment program at the College, you are required to satisfy the prerequisite(s) only for the courses in which you wish to enroll.

Upon matriculation to the College, you will need to fully comply with academic readiness expectations.