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Assessment and Placement
Course Placement Guidelines
Cowley College offers courses to students with a variety of skill levels. The Cowley Course Placement Guidelines Table lists the mathematics, reading and English courses students will take based on their assessment scores.
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WRITING/ENGLISH 

Cowley College Course Placement 
COMPASS Score 
ASSET Score 
ACT Subject Score 
ABE*** 
020 
2329 

EBE2208 English Composition Supplemental Seminar 
2169 
3040 
 
ENG2211 Composition I 
70100 
4153 
20+ 
READING 

Cowley College Course Placement 
COMPASS Score 
ASSET Score 
ACT Subject Score 
ABE*** 
025 
2328 

EBE2208 English Composition Supplemental Seminar 
2670 
2940 
 
Reading Skills Well Developed 
71100 
4153 
18+ 
MATH 

Cowley College Course Placement  COMPASS Score  Accuplacer  ASSET Score  ACT Score  High School Criteria 
ABE 
016 PreAlgebra 
0 – 20 Elementary Alg 
0 – 22 Numerical Skills 0 – 22 Elementary Alg 
   
EBM4405 Elementary Algebra 
17 – 65 PreAlgebra 
21 – 50 Elementary Alg 
23 – 40 Numerical Skills 23 – 40 Elementary Alg 
Below 17   
MTH4410 Intermediate Algebra 
4665 Algebra 
51 – 80 Elementary Alg 
41 – 55 Elementary Alg 23 – 42 Intermediate Alg 23 – 30 College Algebra 
1720  Successful completion of Algebra 2 with at least a C within the last 3 yrs and a Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher or GED test score 165 
MTH4420 College Algebra 
66 – 100 Algebra 
Over 80 Elementary Alg 
43 – 55 Intermediate Alg 31 – 47 College Algebra 
21+  Successful completion of Algebra 2 with at least a B within the last 3 yrs and a Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher 
MTH4425 Trigonometry 
46100 Coll. Algebra 
 
48 – 55 College Algebra  23+  Successful completion of Algebra 3 or PreCalculus with at least a B within the last 3 years and a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 
MTH4423 Elementary Statistics 
46 – 100 Coll. Algebra 
 
4855 College Algebra  23+   
MTH4432 Calculus for Business/Econ 
46 – 100 Coll. Algebra 
 
4855 College Algebra  23+   
MTH4435 Calculus* 
46100 Trigonometry 
 
4855 College Algebra  25+   
Students must meet one of the above criteria for placement into the desired math class.
Please note: Concurrent HS Students need 81 or higher Compass score in Reading to qualify for academic general education courses or an 18 ACT Reading score. Career & Technical Education students (CTE) and C.N.A. students need at least a 63 Compass Reading score. College Algebra is the lowest math level a concurrent student can enroll in. (College Algebra with Review is not available to HS students.)
