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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

41-53

18+

MATH

Cowley College Course Placement

COMPASS Score

ASSET Score

ACT Subject Score

ABE

0-16 Pre-Algebra

0-22 Numerical Skills
0-22 Elementary Algebra

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MTH4411 Intermediate Algebra w/ Review

17-100  Pre-Algebra
0-45 Algebra

23-55 Numerical Skills
23-44 Elementary Algebra
23-30 Intermediate Alg

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MTH4421 College Algebra w/Review

46-65 Algebra

45-55 Elementary Algebra
31-42 Intermediate Alg
23-30 College Algebra

18-20

MTH4420 College Algebra

66-100 Algebra
0-45 Coll. Algebra

43-55 Intermediate Alg
31-47 College Algebra

21+

MTH4425 Trigonometry*
MTH4423 Elementary Statistics
MTH4432 Calc for Business/Econ
MTH4433 Pre-Calculus

46-100 Coll. Algebra
0-45 Trigonometry

48-55 College Algebra

23+

MTH4435 Calculus**

46-100 Trigonometry

48-55 College Algebra

25+

*To enroll in Trigonometry, the student must have completed Algebra II in high school.
**To enroll in Calculus I, the student must have completed high school or college level Trigonometry or an advanced class containing Trig within the last two years.
***ESL (English as a Second Language) students who test at this level should be enrolled in English for Academic Purposes
Revised  4/23/14

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