These charts show the minimum subject-specific requirements for entry into college level courses or where a student would be placed into a Learning Support (LS) based co-requisite course.
As of November 1, 2018, the Next Generation Accuplacer exam is the current Learning Support placement exam offered to students wishing to try testing out of Learning Support classes.
|ACT Reading||Next Generation ACCUPLACER Reading||Classic ACCUPLACER** Reading||COMPASS* Reading||Placement|
|1 - 18||200 - 249||20 - 84||1 - 82||
READ 0562/HUM 262E
READ 0562/PSYC 1030E
|19 or higher||250 or higher||85 or higher||83 or higher||College Level Courses|
|ACT English||Next Generation ACCUPLACER English||Classic ACCUPLACER** English||COMPASS* English||Placement|
|1 - 17||200 - 249||20 - 91||1 - 76||ENGL 0510/ENGL 1010E|
|18 or higher||250 or higher||92 or higher||77 or higher||College Level Courses|
|ACT Math||Next Generation ACCUPLACER Math||Classic ACCUPLACER** Math||COMPASS* Math||Placement|
|1 - 18||200 - 249||20 - 91||1 - 37||
MATH 0530/MATH 1530E
MATH 0900/MATH 1000E
|19 - 20||250 or higher||92 - 109||38 - 44||MATH 1000, MATH 1010, MATH 1410, or MATH 1530|
|21 - 22||N/A***||110 or higher||45 - 54||MATH 1130 or any course from the previous tier|
|23 or higher||N/A||N/A||55 or higher||MATH 1630 or MATH 1730|
*Compass placement test was retired prior to January 2017. This placement test is no longer available, but students with placement test scores prior to this date would be placed according to the Compass cut-offs.
**Classic ACCUPLACER placement test was retired prior to November 2018. This placement test is no longer available, but students with placement test scores dated between January 2017 and October 2018 would need to be placed according to the Classic ACCUPLACER cut-offs.
***The Next Generation ACCUPLACER does not provide placement into courses that are higher than those listed in the second tier of the math placement table. Students with 250 or higher on the Next Generation ACCUPLACER Math who need MATH 1130 and wish to attempt placing out of MATH 1000 should contact the math department to check about the availability of a challenge exam.
Students whose assessment results require completion of either Reading or Writing learning support cannot register for ENGL 1010, including the ENGL 0510/1010E co-requisite, until they have completed the READ 0562/HUM 262E co-requisite courses.
Students whose assessment results require completion of both Reading and Math learning support cannot register for the MATH 0530/1530E co-requisite courses until they have completed the READ 0562/HUM 262E co-requisite courses.
All Tennessee Board of Regents colleges require that all first time degree-seeking students undergo assessment using the ACT (students under 21) or Next Generation ACCUPLACER (for students 21 and older). Transfer students who have not successfully completed college-level mathematics, reading, and writing courses must also undergo assessment. Further information regarding basic skills assessment can be obtained by contacting the Testing Center on the Roane County or Oak Ridge campuses.
Students whose assessment results require enrollment in Learning Support courses may not enroll in certain college-level courses until they have satisfactorily completed Learning Support. Exceptions to this policy require the approval of the Dean of the college-level course.
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