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Registrar & Student Records

Ward Edwards 1000
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4900
Fax: 660.543.8400
registrar@ucmo.edu





Planned Placement Policy

 

Central Missouri wants to ensure that all students are placed in academic courses for which the student is academically prepared. For this reason Planned Placement criteria have been developed to make placement decisions that facilitate student success. Three core components of the ACT exam (reading, writing, and mathematics) are considered for Planned Placement. All new students and transfer students with fewer than 24 semester hours must be placed according to university policy.

Placement testing is available to students wishing to challenge his or her placement to determine the preparedness of the student for college level courses in math, reading and English. Students admitted without a recent ACT or SAT score (within the last five years) are automatically placed and enrolled into introductory math, English and reading courses. Placement testing is available to students wishing to challenge their placement to determine the preparedness of the student for college-level courses in mathematics, reading and English.

The Planned Placement test used at UCM is ACT-COMPASS exam. There are three exams: English - Essay, Mathematics, and Reading. Each exam may only be taken one time. Scores are available upon completion of each exam. Students living a distance from Warrensburg may contact Testing Services to determine if remote testing is available closer to their home. To test at a remote institution you must be registered by Testing Services for scores to be accepted. Scores from other institutions are not accepted at UCM.

For more information about planned placement or remote testing contact:

Testing Services

Humphreys 216

660-543-4919

testingservices@ucmo.edu

www.ucmo.edu/testingservices

Placement criteria are as follows:

To enroll in:..............................................Students must have an ACT score:

AE 1000: Introduction to College Writing .......................ACT English score 17 or below; SAT Writing score 420 or below

ENGL 1020: Composition I ...........................................ACT English score 18 or above; SAT Writing score 430 or above

ENGL 1080: Advanced Composition..............................ACT English score 26 or above; SAT Writing score 590 or above

AE 1820: Learning Strategies..........................................ACT Composite 18 or below; SAT Composite 1320 or below

AE 1030: Introduction to Algebra....................................ACT Math score 16 or below; SAT CR+M score 810 or below

MATH 1101: Intermediate Algebra.................................ACT Math score 17 or above; SAT CR+M score 820 or above; or a grade of C or higher in AE 1030 Introduction to Algebra

MATH 1111: College Algebra........................................ACT Math score 20 or above; SAT CR+M score 940 or above; or a grade of C or higher in MATH 1101 Intermediate Algebra

MATH 1300: Basic Statistics..........................................ACT Math score 20 or above; SAT CR+M score 940 or above; or a grade of C or higher in MATH 1101 Intermediate Algebra

MATH 1620: Contemporary Mathematics......................ACT Math score 20 or above; SAT CR+M score 940 or above; or a grade of C or higher in MATH 1101 Intermediate Algebra

MATH 1131: Applied Calculus.......................................ACT Math score 21 or above; SAT CR+M score 980 or above; or a grade of C or higher in MATH 1111 College Algebra

MATH 1150: Pre-Calculus Mathematics.........................ACT Math score 21 or above; SAT CR+M score 980 or above;

MATH 1151: Calculus and Analytical Geometry..............ACT Math score 24 or above; SAT CR+M score 1090 or above; or a grade of C or higher in MATH 1112 College Trigonometry MATH 1150 Pre-Calculus Math