Cowley College

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Assessment and Placement

Course Placement Guidelines

Cowley College offers courses to students with a variety of skill levels. The Cowley Course Placement Guidelines Table lists the mathematics, reading and English courses students will take based on their assessment scores.

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WRITING / ENGLISH
Cowley College Course PlacementHigh School CriteriaACT ScoreAccuplacerASSET ScoreACCUPLACER Next-Generation Score

ABE***

Student must assess

0-20

23-29

223 and below

EBE2208
English Composition Supplemental Seminar

21-68

30-40

224-254

ENG2211
Composition I

Successful completion of English IV with at least a C within the last 3 years and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

20+

69+

41-53

255 or above

READING
Cowley College Course PlacementHigh School CriteriaACT ScoreAccuplacerASSET ScoreACCUPLACER Next-Generation Score

ABE***

Student must assess

0-24

23-28

223 and below

EBE2208
English Composition Supplemental Seminar

25-68

29-40

224-254

ENG2211
Composition I

Successful completion of English IV with at least a C within the last 3 years and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

18+

69+

41-53

255 or above

MATH
Cowley College Course PlacementHigh School CriteriaACT ScoreAccuplacerASSET ScoreACCUPLACER Next-Generation Score

ABE***

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0 – 20 Elementary Alg

0 – 22 Numerical Skills
0 – 22 Elementary Alg

229 and below

EBM4405
Elementary Algebra

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Below 17

21 – 50 Elementary Alg

23 – 40 Numerical Skills
23 – 40 Elementary Alg

230-249

MTH4410
Intermediate Algebra
or
MTH4421
College Algebra w/ Review

Successful completion of Algebra 2
with at least a C within the last 3 yrs
and a Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher
or GED test score165

17-20

51 – 80 Elementary Alg

41 – 55 Elementary Alg
23 – 42 Intermediate Alg
23 – 30 College Algebra

250-262

MTH4419
Contemporary Math

Successful completion of Algebra 2
with at least a C within the last 3 yrs
and a Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher
or GED test score165

19-20

Over 70 Elementary Alg.

250-262

MTH4420
College Algebra

Successful completion of Algebra 2
with at least a B within the last 3 yrs
and a Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher

21+

Over 80 Elementary Alg

43 – 55 Intermediate Alg
31 – 47 College Algebra

263 and above

MTH4425
Trigonometry

Successful completion of Algebra 3
or Pre-Calculus with at least a B
within the last 3 years and a
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or Higher

23+

87+ Elementary Alg

48 – 55 College Algebra

266 and above

MTH4423
Elementary Statistics

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Placement scores do not directly place a student in Statistics.as completion of MTH4420 College Algebra course with at least a “C” is required as a pre-requisite for Elementary Statistics

MTH4432
Calculus for Business/Econ
or
MTH4433 Pre-Calculus

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23+

87+ Elementary Alg

48-55 College Algebra

266 and above

MTH4435 Calculus

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25+

To enroll in Calculus I, students should have a minimum grade of C or better in MTH4425 Trigonometry, or minimum grade of C or better in MTH4420 College Algebra or MTH4432 Calculus for Business and Economics with recent trigonometry in high school, or satisfactory course placement assessment of 25 ACT math score with recent trigonometry in high school

NOTE: Concurrent HS Students need a 69 Accuplacer Reading, 255 Next-Generation Reading score or 18 ACT Reading score to qualify for academic general education courses and also meet minimum GPA requirement of 2.75. Career & Technical Education students (CTE) and C.N.A. students need at least a 224 Next-Generation Reading Score or a 58 Accuplacer Reading score and meet GPA requirements set by each program. College Algebra is the lowest math level a concurrent student can enroll in. (MTH4421 - College Algebra with Review is not available to HS students).

Revised 09.26.18