Northeastern Junior College

Placement Testing

Could I be exempt from testing?

Students exempt from testing include those who:
• Earned a baccalaureate degree
• Have earned a transfer-oriented associate degree (i.e. AA or AS; excludes AGS and AAS)
• The student has successfully completed (earned a grade of C or higher) in college-level mathematics or college-level writing course. College-level courses are defined as those courses that apply to the graduation requirements of an academic degree.
• The student has successfully completed (earned a grade of C or higher) necessary in basic skills course(s), if required, in mathematics, writing and reading.
• Colorado accepts the following assessment instruments for determining if the student is college-ready in mathematics, writing and reading:

Skill Area  ACT Subscore  SAT Subscore
after March 2016
Accuplacer  GED 
Mathematics 19 - CTE Math Courses
19 - Statistics
23 - College Algebra 
Math - 530
Math - 530
Math - 590
Elem. Algebra - 85 Math -  165
Writing English 18 Read & Writ - 470 Sent Skills - 95 Language Arts - 165
Reading Reading 17 Read & Writ - 470 Reading Comp - 80

• Students complete Pre-Assessment questionnaire before testing.  This could determine that testing is not needed and students are college course ready in the following areas:
1. Math. 1) If a student has a 3.0 un-weighted high school GPA and has passed high school algebra II or Geometry with a B or better (in the last 18 months) students can enroll in CTE math, liberal arts math, or statistics. 2) If a student has a 3.0 un-weighted high school GPA and has passed pre-calculus with a B or better (in the last 18 months) students can enroll in College Algebra.
2. English/Reading. If a student has a 3.0 un-weighted high school GPA and has passed 11th grade English with a B or better (in the last 2 years) that student can enroll in college English or any other course with an English or reading developmental prerequisite.


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