Wait! You may be exempt.

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

  • an academic transcript from high school and/or college, if applicable;
  • ACT score report;
  • Advanced Placement (AP) score report;
  • SAT score report;
  • PSAT score report;
  • PSSA score report;
  • CLEP 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 testing and MAT 011. 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 test. If you have college math credit, you do not need to take the math placement test.

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 test.

Additional Exemptions

You are exempt from placement testing if:
  • you've earned an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution;
  • you are enrolling in the Phlebotomy Certificate of Completion;
  • you are enrolling in the Homeland Security Certificate of Completion;
  • you are enrolling in the Virtual Assistance 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.