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ACCUPLACER CUTOFF SCORES AND PLACEMENTS
(Last edited August 28, 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

Non-STEM 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

Non-STEM 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

Non-STEM 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

Non-STEM 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

Non-STEM 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 98
3 or below Re-take the WritePlacer section of the test.

ESOL Reading Cutoff Scores and Course Placements (Updated 8/28/2017)
If the student's ACCUPLACER ESL Reading score is:
20 - 57 ESOL 90 - Beginning ESOL
58 - 99 ESOL 92 - High Intermediate ESOL
100 - 120 ESOL 94 - Advanced ESOL
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.

   
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