
COMPASS
CUTOFF SCORES AND PLACEMENTS
(Last
edited 12/2/2016)
IMPORTANT
NOTICE:
Effective
December 1, 2016, the COMPASS Placement Testing System has been
retired, and the UH system test centers is no longer administering
any new tests using this system.
If
you took the COMPASS Placement Test on or before November 30, 2016,
your test scores are valid for two (2) years from the date that
you took your test.
The following charts lists the minimum
raw score that a test taker must earn on the COMPASS Placement 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 COMPASS
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 COMPASS 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 for more information.
Mathematics
Cutoff Scores and Course Placements 
If
the student's math placement domain is PREALGEBRA and
the score is: 
0
 46 
MATH
75X: Expanded Intro to Mathematical Reasoning

47
 99 
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 ALGEBRA and the
score is: 
0
 35 
STEM
Majors:
MATH 82: Algebraic Foundations
NonSTEM
Majors:
MATH 32: Statway I
MATH 75X: Expanded Intro to Mathematical Reasoning

36
 49 
STEM
Majors:
MATH 103 with MATH 88 companion course
*Math 88 is a College Algebra companion course
NonSTEM
Majors:
MATH 100 with MATH 78 companion course
MATH 115 with MATH 78 companion course
*Math 78 is a College Math companion course
MATH 32: Statway I
MATH 111: Math for Elementary Teachers I

50
 61 
STEM
Majors:
MATH 103 with MATH 88 companion course
*Math 88 is a College Algebra companion course
NonSTEM
Majors:
MATH 100: Survey of Mathematics
MATH 111: Math for Elementary Teachers I
MATH 115: Statistics

62
74 
MATH
103: Fundamentals of College Algebra 
75
 99 
MATH
135: Precalc: Elementary Functions 
If
the student's math placement domain is COLLEGE ALGEBRA and
the score is: 
0
 55 
MATH
103: Fundamentals of College Algebra 
56
 70 
MATH
135: Precalculus  Elementary Functions 
71
 99 
MATH
140: Trigonometry / Analytic Geometry 
If
the student's math placement domain is TRIGONOMETRY and
the score is: 
0
 45 
MATH
140: Trigonometry / Analytic Geometry 
46
 99 
MATH
205: Calculus I 
English
Cutoff Scores and Course Placements 
If
the student's READING score is between ____ and WRITING
score is < 40: 
0
 55 
Please
retake the COMPASS Reading test. 
56
 78 
79
 99 
ENG
22  Beginning Composition 
Otherwise,
if the student's WRITING score is greater than or equal
to 40: 
40
 73 
ENG
22  Beginning Composition 
74
 99 
ENG
100  Composition I 
ESOL
Reading Test Cutoff Scores and Course Placements 
If
the student's ESL Reading score is between the ranges
of: 
0
 60 
ESOL
90  Beginning ESOL 
61
 99 
ESOL
92  High Intermediate ESOL 


All
students taking the ESL Reading placement test will also take
the Writing Sample (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.

