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Effective March 21, 2021. There are multiple ways placement can be determined at MCC. Questions should be directed to Academic Advising

Using ACT Scores* - If you’ve taken the ACT within the last three years

Test Score College Level Placement
ACT – English 18-36 ENGL 101
ACT - Reading 18-22 READ 100 recommended
23-36 No reading required
ACT – Math 22 or above MATH 115, 119 or 120
26 or above MATH 130, 141, 150, 175 or 180

*Official scores should be reported to the Student Data Center

Using High School GPA (7th semester or final and converted to 4.0 scale)* – If you’ve graduated within the last three years

Area HS GPA College Level Placement
English 3.0 – 4.0 ENGL 101
Reading 3.0 – 3.39 READ 100 recommended
3.40 – 4.00 No reading required
Math 3.15 – 3.29 MATH 120 linked with MATH 99
3.30 – 4.0 MATH 115, MATH 119 or MATH 120

*High School transcripts should be submitted to the Student Data Center

Taking the ACCUPLACER exam

Test Score College Level Placement
Writing 242-245 with no reading required ENGL 101
246 and above ENGL 101
Reading 248-255 READ 100 recommended
256-300 No reading required
Advanced Algebra and Functions 237-262 MATH 115, 119, 120 or 150
263-275 MATH 130, 141, 175
276-300 MATH 180

Prior college credit can be used to exempt a student from placement testing*

Area Prior college credit requirement
English Successful (C or better) completion of a college level English course
Reading Successful completion of ENGL 101 or
Completion of 12 college credits with a 2.0 or higher GPA
Math Successful (C or better) completion of a college level Math course

*All college transcripts should be sent to the Student Data Center

MCC uses the highest course placement for each subject area.