USING
ACT/SAT SCORES FOR PLACEMENT PURPOSES
Effective
June 14, 2013, high school graduates enrolling into the UH Community
Colleges may use qualifying ACT/SAT scores for placement directly
into college level English and Math courses without having
to take the COMPASS placement test.
Using
ACT Test Scores:
ACT
Subtest 
Placement 
ACT
Math 22 or higher 
Math
100, 103, 111, 115 
ACT
Reading AND Writing 22 or higher 
English
100 
Students
with ACT subtest scores below 22: Students are required to
take corresponding COMPASS subtest (COMPASS Math, COMPASS Reading,
or COMPASS Writing) to determine an appropriate Math and/or English
placement. (For example: If your ACT scores for all sections are
below 22, you must take ALL sections of the COMPASS).
Students
with qualifying ACT subtest scores of 22 and above:
Students with qualifying SAT Math, Reading, and Writing scores
who wish to start at Math 100, 103, 111, or 115 and English
100 may submit their official ACT scores to Admissions and Records
for consideration.
Special
note for students qualified for high level math courses (Math 135,
140, or 205):
Students with collegelevel ACT Math scores (22 and higher)
who feels they are qualified for high level math courses (Math 135,
140, 205) should take the COMPASS Math test to demonstrate proficiency/readiness
for those courses. The college will use the highest valid score
of all tests taken to determine a student's appropriate math placement.
Example
1: If a student has a ACT Math score of 22 or higher and places
into Math 205 on the COMPASS math placement test, the student will
be placed into Math 205 on the basis of their COMPASS Math score.
Example
2: If a student has a ACT Math score of 22 or higher and places
into Math 24, 25, 81, or 98 on the COMPASS math placement test,
the student will be placed into Math 100, 103, 111, 115 on the basis
of their ACT score.
If
after taking the COMPASS Math section the first time, the student
is still not satisfied with their placement result, they
may retest the COMPASS Math placement again  however, a retesting
fee of $25 shall apply for each retest session.
Retest
fees shall not apply if 1) the student is taking the test for the
very first time, or 2) it has been over two (2) years since they
last took their test in which their scores have expired.
Using
SAT Test Scores:
SAT
Subtest 
Placement 
SAT Math 510 or higher 
Math
100, 103, 111, 115 
SAT Reading AND Writing 510 or higher 
English
100 
Students
with SAT subtest scores below 510: Students are required to
take corresponding COMPASS subtest (COMPASS Math, COMPASS Reading,
or COMPASS Writing) to determine an appropriate Math and/or English
placement. (For example: If your SAT scores for all sections are
below 510, you must take ALL sections of the COMPASS).
Students
with qualifying SAT subtest scores of 510 and above:
Students with qualifying SAT Math, Reading, and Writing scores
who wish to start at Math 100, 103, 111, or 115 and English
100 may submit their official SAT scores to Admissions and Records
for consideration.
Special
note for students qualified for high level math courses (Math 135,
140, or 205):
Students with collegelevel SAT Math scores (510 and higher)
who feels they are qualified for high level math courses (Math 135,
140, 205) should take the COMPASS Math test to demonstrate proficiency/readiness
for those courses. The college will use the highest valid score
of all tests taken to determine a student's appropriate math placement.
Example
1: If a student has a SAT Math score of 510 or higher and places
into Math 205 on the COMPASS math placement test, the student will
be placed into Math 205 on the basis of their COMPASS Math score.
Example
2: If a student has a SAT Math score of 510 or higher and places
into Math 24, 25, 81, or 98 on the COMPASS math placement test,
the student will be placed into Math 100, 103, 111, 115 on the basis
of their SAT score.
If
after taking the COMPASS Math section the first time, the student
is still not satisfied with their placement result, they
may retest the COMPASS Math placement again  however, a retesting
fee of $25 shall apply for each retest session.
Retest
fees shall not apply if 1) the student is taking the test for the
very first time, or 2) it has been over two (2) years since they
last took their test in which their scores have expired.
