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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***

0-20

23-29

 

EBE2208 English Composition Supplemental Seminar

21-69

30-40

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ENG2211 Composition I

70-100
or 60+ Writing &
80+ Reading

41-53

20+

Reading

Cowley College Course Placement

COMPASS Score

ASSET Score

ACT Subject Score

ABE***

0-25

23-28

 

EBE2208 English Composition Supplemental Seminar

26-70
 

29-40
 

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Reading Skills Well Developed

71-100
Note:
Concurrent HS Students need to score 81 or higher to qualify for academic general education courses

41-53

18+

MATH

Cowley College Course Placement

COMPASS Score

ASSET Score

ACT Subject Score

ABE

0-16 Pre-Algebra

0-22 Numerical Skills
0-22 Elementary Algebra

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 MTH4411 Intermediate Algebra w/ Review


17-100  Pre-Algebra
0-45 Algebra

23-55 Numerical Skills
23-44 Elementary Algebra
23-30 Intermediate Alg

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MTH4421 College Algebra w/Review
 

46-65 Algebra
 

45-55 Elementary Algebra
31-42 Intermediate Alg
23-30 College Algebra

18-20

MTH4420 College Algebra
 

66-100 Algebra
0-45 Coll. Algebra

43-55 Intermediate Alg
31-47 College Algebra

21+
 

MTH4425 Trigonometry*
MTH4423 Elementary Statistics
MTH4432 Calc for Business/Econ
MTH4433 Pre-Calculus

46-100 Coll. Algebra
0-45 Trigonometry
 
 

48-55 College Algebra
 
 
 

23+
 
 
 

MTH4435 Calculus**

46-100 Trigonometry

48-55 College Algebra

25+

*To enroll in Trigonometry, the student must have completed Algebra II in high school.
**To enroll in Calculus I, the student must have completed high school or college level Trigonometry or an advanced class containing Trig within the last two years.
***ESL (English as a Second Language) students who test at this level should be enrolled in English for Academic Purposes

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. College Algebra is the lowest math level a concurrent student can enroll in. (College Algebra with Review is not available to HS students.)

Career & Technical Education students (CTE) and C.N.A. students require at least a 63 Compass Reading score to enroll.
Revised  2.28.15

 

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