Placement Policy for NEMCC Courses

PLACEMENT FOR NEMCC COURSES

When students are admitted, their ACT scores are reviewed to determine if specific skills need to be improved by way of course placement.

 

ALGEBRA COURSE PLACEMENT:

College Algebra:  ACT Math subscore 19 and above (no placement necessary)

Intermediate Algebra:  ACT Math subscore 17-18

Beginning Algebra:  ACT Math subscore 16 and below

If a student wishes to challenge the above placement, he/she may take the Accuplacer test for algebra by visiting the Counseling Center in Waller Hall.  However, if a student gave good effort on the math section of the ACT and has not recently had algebra exposure, it has proven to be very difficult to test higher than the placement system (above).

Students who have an ACT Math subscore of 22 or higher and Advanced Math and Trigonometry in high school are eligible to register for the following:

MAT 1613 Calculus I or MAT 1513 Business Calculus I.

 

ENGLISH COURSE PLACEMENT:

English Composition I:  ACT English subscore of 15 and above

Beginning English:  ACT English subscore of 14 and below

Students with ACT English subscores of 14 or below will be placed in ENG 0113 Beginning English.  A challenge to this placement is available; however, the difficulty of this test can be described as high.  Completion of ENG 0113 Beginning English with a grade of C or better will qualify the student for enrollment in ENG 1113 English Compostion I.  If a student believes his/her English composition/grammar skills are sufficient to be successful in English 1113, he/she can request to take the Accuplacer test for English by visiting the Counseling Center.

 

COMPREHENSION COURSE PLACEMENT:

No placement necessary:  Reading ACT subscore of 15 and above

Comprehension I:  Reading ACT subscore of 14 or below

Students with ACT Reading subscore of 14 or below will be placed in REA 0113 Comprehension I.  Students who wish to challenge their reading placement should visit the Counseling Center to take the Accuplacer test for reading.

 

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I PLACEMENT:  ACT Composite of 19+ or C in BIO 1534.

 

CHALLENGES TO PLACEMENT SHOULD BE REGARDED AS OPTIONAL, NOT AS RECOMMENDED OR NECESSARY, AND AVOIDED DURING SUMMER ORIENTATION.  STUDENTS SHOULD REGISTER ACCORDING TO ABOVE AND MAY VISIT THE COUNSELING CENTERAT A FUTURE DATE TO CHALLENGE AND ADJUST SCHEDULE IF SUCCESSFUL.

Contact us at 662.720.7313 or via email at counselingcenter@nemcc.edu

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