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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 Sub-test Placement
ACT Math 22 or higher Math 100, 103, 111, 115
ACT Reading AND Writing 22 or higher English 100

Students with ACT sub-test scores below 22: Students are required to take corresponding COMPASS sub-test (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 sub-test 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 college-level 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 re-test the COMPASS Math placement again -- however, a re-testing fee of $25 shall apply for each re-test 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 Sub-test Placement
SAT Math 510 or higher Math 100, 103, 111, 115
SAT Reading AND Writing 510 or higher English 100

Students with SAT sub-test scores below 510: Students are required to take corresponding COMPASS sub-test (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 sub-test 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 college-level 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 re-test the COMPASS Math placement again -- however, a re-testing fee of $25 shall apply for each re-test 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.

   
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