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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 Placement

COMPASS Score

ASSET Score

ACT Subject Score

ABE***

0-20

23-29

EBE2208 English Composition Supplemental Seminar

21-69

30-40

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ENG2211 Composition I

70-100
or 60+ Writing &
80+ Reading

41-53

20+

READING

Cowley College Course Placement

COMPASS Score

ASSET Score

ACT Subject Score

ABE***

0-25

23-28

EBE2208 English Composition Supplemental Seminar

26-70

29-40

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Reading Skills Well Developed

71-100
Note:
Concurrent HS Students need to score 81 or higher to qualify for academic general education courses

41-53

18+

MATH

Cowley College Course Placement COMPASS Score Accuplacer ASSET Score ACT Score High School Criteria

ABE

0-16 Pre-Algebra

0 – 20 Elementary Alg

0 – 22 Numerical Skills
0 – 22 Elementary Alg -------

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EBM4405 Elementary Algebra

17 – 65 Pre-Algebra
0 – 45 Algebra

21 – 50 Elementary Alg

23 – 40 Numerical Skills
23 – 40 Elementary Alg Below 17

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MTH4410 Intermediate Algebra
or
MTH4421 College Algebra w/Review

46-65 Algebra

51 – 80 Elementary Alg

41 – 55 Elementary Alg
23 – 42 Intermediate Alg
23 – 30 College Algebra
17-20

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

MTH4420 College Algebra

66 – 100 Algebra
0 – 45 Coll. Algebra

Over 80 Elementary Alg

43 – 55 Intermediate Alg
31 – 47 College Algebra 21+

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

MTH4425 Trigonometry

46-100 Coll. Algebra
0-45 Trigonometry

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48 – 55 College Algebra 23+

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

MTH4423 Elementary Statistics

46 – 100 Coll. Algebra
0 – 45 Trigonometry

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48-55 College Algebra 23+

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MTH4432 Calculus for Business/Econ
MTH4433 Pre-Calculus

46 – 100 Coll. Algebra
0 – 45 Trigonometry

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48-55 College Algebra 23+

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MTH4435 Calculus*

46-100 Trigonometry

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48-55 College Algebra 25+

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Students must meet one of the above criteria for placement into the desired math class.

*To enroll in Calculus I, It is highly recommended the student have successfully completed college level Trigonometry within the last three years. Suggest checking transfer institution requirements.

Please note: Concurrent HS Students need 81 or higher Compass score in Reading to qualify for academic general education courses or an 18 ACT Reading score. Career & Technical Education students (CTE) and C.N.A. students need at least a 63 Compass Reading score.

Revised 4.7.16

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