
ACCUPLACER
CUTOFF SCORES AND PLACEMENTS
(Last
edited March 20, 2017)
The
following charts lists the minimum raw score a test taker must earn
on the ACCUPLACER test in order to register for that class. These
scores and course placement list are specific to Kapi'olani Community
College.
If
you are transferring your ACCUPLACER Placement Test scores from
another UH community college or another college from the mainland
to Kapi'olani Community College and want to know what courses you
are eligible to take at KCC, please refer to the table below. If
you are transferring your ACCUPLACER Placement Test scores from
Kapi'olani Community College to another UH Community College and
want to know the course equivalencies, contact the community college
testing center or your academic advisor for more information.
ACCUPLACER
Test Score Ranges
ACCUPLACER
Math Scores range from 200  300.
ACCUPLACER
WritePlacer Scores range from 0  8.
ACCUPLACER
ESL Reading Placement Scores range from 20  120.
Mathematics
Cutoff Scores and Course Placements 
If
the student's math placement domain is ARITHMETIC and
the score is: 
200
 249 
MATH
75X: Expanded Intro to Mathematical Reasoning 
250
 300 
STEM
Majors:
MATH 82: Algebraic Foundations
NonSTEM Majors:
MATH 32: Statway I
MATH 75X: Expanded Intro to Mathematical Reasoning 
If
the student's math placement domain is QUANTITATIVE REASONING,
ALGEBRA, AND STATISTICS and the score is: 
200
 249 
STEM
Majors:
MATH 82: Algebraic Foundations
NonSTEM Majors:
MATH 32: Statway I
MATH 100 with MATH 78 companion course
MATH 115 with MATH 78 companion course 
250
 275 
STEM
Majors:
MATH 103 with MATH 88 companion course
NonSTEM Majors:
MATH 100: Survey of Mathmatics
MATH 111: Math for Elementary Teachers I
MATH 115: Statistics 
276
 300 
STEM
Majors:
MATH 103: Fundamentals of College Algebra
NonSTEM Majors:
MATH 100: Survey of Mathmatics
MATH 111: Math for Elementary Teachers I
MATH 115: Statistics 
If
the student's math placement domain is ADVANCED ALGEBRA
& FUNCTIONS and the score is: 
200
 249 
STEM
Majors:
MATH 103: Fundamentals of College Algebra
NonSTEM Majors:
MATH 100: Survey of Mathmatics
MATH 111: Math for Elementary Teachers I
MATH 115: Statistics 
250
 264 
MATH
135: Precalculus  Elementary Functions
BUS 250: Applied Math in Business 
265
 284 
MATH
140: Trigonometry / Analytic Geometry 
285
 300 
MATH
205: Calculus I 
English
Cutoff Scores and Course Placements 
If
the student's ACCUPLACER WritePlacer score is: 
5
and higher 
ENG
100 
4 
ENG
22 (Ends Summer 2017)
ENG 98 (Begins Fall 2017, replaces ENG
22) 
3
or below 
Take
the test again. Contact your academic advisor as needed. 
ESOL
Reading Cutoff Scores and Course Placements 
If
the student's ACCUPLACER ESL Reading score is: 
20
 57 
ESOL
90  Beginning ESOL 
58
 82 
ESOL
92  High Intermediate ESOL 
83
 102 
ESOL
94  Advanced ESOL 
103
 120 
ESL
100  Composition I 
All
students taking the ESL Reading placement test will also take
the Writing Sample (written essay) test. An ESOL instructor
will review the student's Writing Sample test to determine final
placement into ESOL 90, 92, 94, or ESL 100. 
