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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