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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 High School Criteria ACT Score Accuplacer ASSET Score COMPASS Score
ABE*** Student must assess 0-20 23-29 0-20
EBE2208 English Composition Supplemental Seminar 21-69 30-40 21-69
ENG2211 Composition I 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+ 41-53 70-100
or 
60+ Writing & 80+ Reading

 

 

Reading

Cowley College Course Placement High School Criteria ACT Score Accuplacer ASSET Score COMPASS Score
ABE*** Student must assess 0-24 23-28 0-20
EBE2208 English Composition Supplemental Seminar 25-69 29-40 21-69
ENG2211 Composition I 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+ 41-53 70-100
or 
60+ Writing & 80+ Reading

 

 

Math

Cowley College Course Placement High School Criteria ACT Score Accuplacer ASSET Score COMPASS Score
ABE ------- ------- 0 – 20 Elementary Alg 0 – 22 Numerical Skills 0-16 Pre-Algebra
0 – 22 Elementary Alg
EBM4405 Elementary Algebra ------- Below 17 21 – 50 Elementary Alg 23 – 40 Numerical Skills 17 – 65 Pre-Algebra
23 – 40 Elementary Alg 0 – 45 Algebra
MTH4410 Intermediate Algebra 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 score165 17-20 51 – 80 Elementary Alg 41 – 55 Elementary Alg 46-65 Algebra
or 23 – 42 Intermediate Alg
MTH4421 College Algebra w/ Review
23 – 30 College Algebra
MTH4420 College Algebra # Successful completion of Algebra 2 with at least a B within the last 3 yrs and a Cumulative GPA 3.0 or  higher 21+ Over 80 Elementary Alg 43 – 55 Intermediate Alg 66 – 100 Algebra
31 – 47 College Algebra 0 – 45 Coll. Algebra
MTH4425 Trigonometry Successful completion of Algebra 3 or Pre-Calculus with at least a B within the last 3 years and a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or Higher 23+ 87+ Elementary Alg 48 – 55 College Algebra 46-100 Coll. Algebra
0-45 Trigonometry
MTH4423 Elementary Statistics ------- 23+ 87+ Elementary Alg 48-55 College Algebra 46 – 100 Coll. Algebra
0 – 45 Trigonometry
MTH4432 Calculus for Business/Econ ------- 23+ 87+ Elementary Alg 48-55 College Algebra 46 – 100 Coll. Algebra
MTH4433 Pre-Calculus         0 – 45 Trigonometry
MTH4435 Calculus* ------- 25+ ------- 48-55 College Algebra 46-100 Trigonometry

 

Students must meet one of the above criteria for placement into the desired math class.


*To enroll in Calculus I, It is highly recommended the student have successfully completed college level Trigonometry within the last three years. Suggest checking transfer institution requirements.


Please note: Concurrent HS Students need 69 or higher Accuplacer 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 58 Accuplacer or a 69 Compass Reading score.


# Concurrent HS Students must place in to College Algebra or better to take math courses.


Revised 01.24.2017