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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 
High School Criteria 
ACT Score 
Accuplacer 
ASSET Score 
COMPASS Score 
ABE*** 
Student must assess 
020 
2329 
020 

EBE2208 
2168 
3040 
2169 

ENG2211 
Successful completion of English IV with at least a C within the last 3 years and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 
20+ 
69+ 
4153 
70100 
READING 

Cowley College 
High School Criteria 
ACT Score 
Accuplacer 
ASSET Score 
COMPASS Score 
ABE*** 
Student must assess 
024 
2328 
020 

EBE2208 
2568 
2940 
2169 

ENG2211 
Successful completion of English IV with at least a C within the last 3 years and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 
18+ 
69+ 
4153 
70100 
MATH 

Cowley College 
High School Criteria 
ACT Score 
Accuplacer 
ASSET Score 
COMPASS Score 
ABE*** 
 
 
0 – 20 Elementary Alg 
0 – 22 Numerical Skills 
016 PreAlgebra 
EBM4405 
 
Below 17 
21 – 50 Elementary Alg 
23 – 40 Numerical Skills 
17 – 65 PreAlgebra 
MTH4410 
Successful completion of Algebra 2 
1720 
51 – 80 Elementary Alg 
41 – 55 Elementary Alg 
4665 Algebra 
MTH4419 
Successful completion of Algebra 2 
1920 
Over 70 Elementary Alg. 

60 – 100 Algebra 
MTH4420 
Successful completion of Algebra 2 
21+ 
Over 80 Elementary Alg 
43 – 55 Intermediate Alg 
66 – 100 Algebra 
MTH4425 
Successful completion of Algebra 3 
23+ 
87+ Elementary Alg 
48 – 55 College Algebra 
46100 College Alg 
MTH4423 
 
23+ 
87+ Elementary Alg 
4855 College Algebra 
46100 College Alg 
MTH4432 
 
23+ 
87+ Elementary Alg 
4855 College Algebra 
46100 College Alg 
MTH4435 Calculus* 
 
25+ 
 
4855 College Algebra 
46100 Trigonometry 
Students must meet one of the above criteria for placement into the desired math class. *To enroll in Calculus I, students should have a minimum grade of C or better in MTH4425 Trigonometry, or minimum grade of C or better in MTH4420 College Algebra or MTH4432 Calculus for Business and Economics with recent trigonometry in high school, or satisfactory course placement assessment of 25 ACT math score with recent trigonometry in high school Please note: Concurrent HS Students need 69 Accuplacer Reading score 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 Reading score of 58 Accuplacer or 63 Compass. College Algebra is the lowest math level a concurrent student can enroll in. (College Algebra with Review is not available to HS students). 
Revised 03.16.2017