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Ward Edwards 1000
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4900
Fax: 660.543.8400
registrar@ucmo.edu



Planned Placement Policy

 

Central Missouri wants to ensure that all students are placed in academic courses for which the student is academically prepared. For this reason Planned Placement criteria have been developed to make placement decisions that facilitate student success. Three core components of the ACT exam (reading, writing, and mathematics) are considered for Planned Placement. All students must be placed according to university policy.

Students admitted without a recent ACT or SAT score (within the last five years) are automatically placed and enrolled into introductory math, writing and learning strategies. Placement testing is available to students wishing to challenge their placement to determine the preparedness of the student for college-level courses in mathematics and writing.

Students may also opt to begin in lower-level coursework.  For example, a student with a MATH ACT score of 26 does not have to enroll in MATH 1151, but may opt to take any lower-level math course.  Students who would like to have their skills assessed before making a course choice are encouraged to do so.

 

For more information about planned placement or placement testing contact:

Testing Services

Humphreys 216

660-543-4919

testingservices@ucmo.edu

www.ucmo.edu/testingservices

 

Placement criteria are as follows:

Students must enroll in and successfully complete: If they have an:
READING:  
AE 1820: Learning Strategies ACT Composite 18 or lower; SAT Composite 1320 or lower. A grade of D or better is required in AE 1820.
   
WRITING:  
AE 1000: Introduction to College Writing ACT English score 17 or lower; SAT Writing score 420 or lower. A grade of D or better is required in AE 1000 to progress into ENGL 1020.
ENGL 1020: Composition I ACT English score 18 or higher; SAT Writing score 430 or higher; or AE 1000 with a grade of D or higher.
ENGL 1080: Advanced Composition ACT English score 26 or higher; SAT Writing score 590 or higher. Students in majors that require CTE 3060 as the second writing course should not opt for ENGL 1080.
   
MATHEMATICS:  
AE 1030: Introduction to Algebra ACT Math score 16 or lower; SAT CR+M score 810 or lower. A grade of C or better is required in AE 1030 to progress into ACST 1100 or MATH 1101.
AE 1040: Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning ACT Math score 16 or lower; SAT CR+M score 810 or lower. A grade of C or better is required in AE 1040 to progress into ACST 1100, AE 1310, or AE 1320.
ACST 1100: Essential Skills for ACST 1300 ACT Math score 17-21; SAT CR+M score 820-1010; or a grade of C or better in AE 1030 or AE 1040. ACST 1100 must be taken concurrently with ACST 1300.
AE 1310: Specialized Math Lab for MATH 1620 ACT Math score 17-21; SAT CR+M score 820-1010; or a grade of C or better in AE 1040. AE 1310 must be taken concurrently with MATH 1620.
AE 1320: Specialized Math Lab for MATH 1820 ACT Math score 17-21; SAT CR+M score 820-1010; or a grade of C or better in AE 1030 or AE 1040. AE 1320 must be taken concurrently with MATH 1820.
MATH 1101: Intermediate Algebra ACT Math score 17-21; SAT CR+M score 820-1010; or a grade of C or better in AE 1030 Introduction to Algebra. A grade of C or better is required in MATH 1101 to progress into general education level ACST or MATH courses.
ACST 1300: Basic Statistics ACT Math score 22 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1020 or higher; MATH 1101 with a grade of C or higher; or co-enrollment in ACST 1100.
MATH 1111: College Algebra ACT Math score 22 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1020 or higher; or MATH 1101 with a grade of C or higher.
MATH 1150: Pre-Calculus Mathematics ACT Math score 22 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1020 or higher; or MATH 1101 with a grade of C or better.
MATH 1215: The Mathematics of Decision Making ACT Math score 22 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1020 or higher; or MATH 1101 with a grade of C or higher.
MATH 1620: Contemporary Mathematics ACT Math score 22 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1020 or higher; MATH 1101 with a grade of C or higher; or co-enrollment in AE 1310.
MATH 1820: Intro. to Mathematical Modeling ACT Math score 22 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1020 or higher; MATH 1101 with a grade of C or higher; or co-enrollment in AE 1320.
MATH 1131: Applied Calculus ACT Math score 24 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1090 or higher; or MATH 1111 with a grade of C or higher.
MATH 1151: Calculus and Analytical Geometry I ACT Math score 26 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1170 or higher; or MATH 1112 or MATH 1150 with a grade of C or higher.

 

PDF chart of 2016 Planned Placement Guidelines