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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    High School Criteria    ACT Score    Accuplacer    ASSET Score    COMPASS Score   
ABE***    Student must assess    0-20    23-29    0-20   
EBE2208 English Composition Supplemental Seminar    21-69    30-40    21-69   
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    70-100   
or    
60+ Writing & 80+ Reading   

Reading

Cowley College Course Placement    High School Criteria    ACT Score    Accuplacer    ASSET Score    COMPASS Score   
ABE***    Student must assess    0-24    23-28    0-20   
EBE2208 English Composition Supplemental Seminar    25-69    29-40    21-69   
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    70-100   
or    
60+ Writing & 80+ Reading   

Math

Cowley College Course Placement    High School Criteria    ACT Score    Accuplacer    ASSET Score    COMPASS Score   
ABE    -------    -------    0 – 20 Elementary Alg    0 – 22 Numerical Skills    0-16 Pre-Algebra   
0 – 22 Elementary Alg   
EBM4405 Elementary Algebra    -------    Below 17    21 – 50 Elementary Alg    23 – 40 Numerical Skills    17 – 65 Pre-Algebra   
23 – 40 Elementary Alg    0 – 45 Algebra   
MTH4410 Intermediate Algebra    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    46-65 Algebra   
or    23 – 42 Intermediate Alg   
MTH4421 College Algebra w/ Review   
23 – 30 College Algebra   
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    66 – 100 Algebra   
31 – 47 College Algebra    0 – 45 Coll. Algebra   
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    46-100 Coll. Algebra   
0-45 Trigonometry   
MTH4423 Elementary Statistics    -------    23+    87+ Elementary Alg    48-55 College Algebra    46 – 100 Coll. Algebra   
0 – 45 Trigonometry   
MTH4432 Calculus for Business/Econ    -------    23+    87+ Elementary Alg    48-55 College Algebra    46 – 100 Coll. Algebra   
MTH4433 Pre-Calculus            0 – 45 Trigonometry   
MTH4435 Calculus*    -------    25+    -------    48-55 College Algebra    46-100 Trigonometry   

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 69 or higher Accuplacer 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 58 Accuplacer or a 69 Compass Reading score.

# Concurrent HS Students must place in to College Algebra or better to take math courses.

Revised 01.24.2017

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