Student Handbook

3.22 Assessment - Placement Testing

In accordance with Colorado State Board Policy, if you are entering college for the first time, you are required to take an assessment or placement test. On campus testing includes a Self-Directed Placement survey, though the Accuplacer test is available by request. If possible, multiple measures of assessment will be used to help a student obtain the best course placement. This test or tests will help determine what college courses you will take based on your skill levels in English, reading and math. Placement Testing is not required if:

  1. Student has prior college-level English and college-level math coursework with a final grade of “C” or better.
  2. Student has valid (non-expired) college level ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, CCPT, GED, HiSet, TASC, PARCC, SBAC, AP, IB, CLEP, DSST, PLA scores.
  3. Student has 3.0 high school GPA with “B” in Algebra II or Geometry (for CTE math, MAT 120, 135 & 155), “B” in Pre-Calculus (for MAT 121) within last 18 months.
  4. Student has 3.0 high school GPA with “B” in 11th grade English (for ENG 121) within last 2 years.
  5. Degree program does not require testing.
  6. Student has already completed a Self-Directed Placement survey with an approved advisor or faculty member.