Course Placement Information
Assessment scores are required to facilitate placement in NIACC Reading, Writing and Math courses. Such tests are intended not to prevent participation but to help students make appropriate course selection. The scores listed below are the minimum score that is requried to enroll in the course Contact your Academic Counselor for the required courses in your program.
|1 – 58||1 – 15||1 – 260||RDG-015 Power Reading|
|59 – 79||16 – 18||270||RDG-125 College Reading Strategies
REQUIRED enrollment in RDG-125
|80||19||330||RDG-125 College Reading Strategies|
|NIACC Writing Submission||ACT
|3||1 – 9||1 – 260||ENG-014 Mastery Writing|
|4 – 9||10 – 15||270||ENG-105 Composition I
REQUIRED enrollment in one credit of ENG-016A Mastery Writing
|10||16||400||ENG-105 Composition I
Intended for all majors who plan to transfer and obtain a bachelor’s degree
|ARITHMETIC||ELEM ALGEBRA||COLLEGE MATH|
|MAT-044 Mastery Math
(By Instructor Permission/College Recommendation)
|23||32||12||240||< 14||MAT-053 Pre-Algebra|
|23||32||12||240||< 38||MAT-089 Survey of Mathematics|
|59||50||21||16||380||14 – 29||MAT-063 Elementary Algebra|
|59||50||21||16||380||14 or higher||MAT-801 Applied Math A-D
Intended for majors in Automotive, Building Trades, Heating & Air Condition, Industrial Systems, and Tool & Die
|109||109||42||20||480||30||MAT-092 Intermediate Algebra|
|99||80||40||18||430||33 – 37||MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts–Decision Zone
Additional Requirement for Enrollment
Take one credit of MAT-044 along with MAT-110
|99||80||40||18||430||38||MAT-153 Math for Elementary Teachers I|
|MAT-154 Math for Elementary Teachers II (Pre-Reg MAT-153)|
|110||45||21||500||38 OR 65% on whole numbers AND 50% on proportions||MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts|
|116||45||21||500||38 or higher||MAT-121 College Algebra
(Note: If completed MAT-092, must take MAT-044A with MAT-121)
|116||45||21||500||38 or higher||MAT-156 Intro to Statistics|
|60||24||560||50 or higher||MAT-140 Finite Math|
|70||26||590||MAT-134 Trigonometry & Analytic Geometry|
|MAT-161 Business Stats (Pre-Req MAT-156)|
|70||26||590||60 or higher||MAT-165 Calculus (for business)|
|80||28||630||70||MAT-210 Calculus I|
Required Placement Tests
You will be required to submit a placement test result before enrolling in any reading, writing and math.
|Reading – All Students||ACT Reading
SAT Critical Reading
|Writing – All Students||ACT Writing
NIACC Writing Placement
|Math – Transfer Students
(Your goal is to continue your education at a four-year college or university)
|Math – Career & Technical Students
(Your goal is to enter the workforce after graduating from NIACC)
Accuplacer Elementary Algebra
Accuplacer College Math
Sending ACT or SAT Scores
If you wish to submit your ACT scores or SAT scores and did not identify NIACC as a college that you wanted your scores sent when you tested, please click on which test you took and follow the directions for sending your scores. Scores are good for three years.
Scheduling your placement tests
Please contact the admissions office to schedule any Accuplacer, ALEKS tests or the NIACC Writing Assessment.
Administration Building room 103
Exempt from Testing?
You may not have to take or submit test placement scores if you:
- Have an Associate of Arts (AA) or Science (AS) or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Unofficial transcripts are accepted.
- Earned a C or better in math and/or English at a regionally accredited college or university. Unofficial transcripts are accepted.
- 23 years old or older and taking one course (that is not English or Math) for personal interest or job enhancement.
For Students Needing Accommodations
Students who have college-level documentation of a disability should visit the Disability Services Counselor for information test accommodations.