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    University of Central Missouri
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Planned Placement


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. Two core components of the ACT exam (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 and writing courses. 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 an ACT Math 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.

English and math requirements vary by major. Students should follow the curriculum for their major as outlined in this catalog or consult with their academic advisor regarding course selection.

For more information about planned placement or skills assessment testing contact:

Testing Services
Humphreys 216
660-543-4919 or testingservices@ucmo.edu
ucmo.edu/testingservices

Planned Placement criteria are as follows:

Students must enroll in and successfully complete: If they have an:
   
Writing:
AE 1000 - Introduction to College Writing (3)   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 .)
Introductory Mathematics:
AE 1030 - Introductory Algebra (3)   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 .)
or  
AE 1040 - Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning (3)   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 .)
Intermediate Mathematics:
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 - Introductory Algebra (3)  or AE 1040 - Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning (3) . This course must be taken concurrently with ACST 1300 - Basic Statistics GE (3) .
or  
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 - Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning (3) . This course must be taken concurrently with MATH 1620 - Contemporary Mathematics GE (3) MATH 1620 - Contemporary Mathematics GE (3) .
or  
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 - Introductory Algebra (3)  or AE 1040 - Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning (3) . This course must be taken concurrently with MATH 1820 - Introduction to Mathematical Modeling GE (3) .
or  
MATH 1101 - Intermediate Algebra (3)   ACT Math score 17-21; SAT CR+M score 820-1010; or a grade of C or better in AE 1030 - Introductory Algebra (3) . (With a grade of C or better in MATH 1101  a student may progress into general education level ACST or MATH courses.)
To enroll in the following general education classes: Students must have an:
Writing:  
ENGL 1020 - Composition I GE (3)   ACT English score 18 or higher; SAT Writing score 430 or higher; or AE 1000  with a grade of D or better.
or  
ENGL 1080 - Advanced Composition GE (3)   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:  
ACST 1300 - Basic Statistics GE (3)   ACT Math score 22 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1020 or higher; MATH 1101 - Intermediate Algebra (3)  with a grade of C or better; or co-enrollment in ACST 1100 .

MATH 1111 - College Algebra GE (3)  

ACT Math score 22 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1020 or higher; or MATH 1101 - Intermediate Algebra (3)  with a grade of C or better.
MATH 1112 - College Trigonometry (2)  ACT Math score 22 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1020 or higher; or MATH 1101 - Intermediate Algebra (3)  with a grade of C or better.
MATH 1150 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics GE (4)   ACT Math score 22 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1020 or higher; or MATH 1101 - Intermediate Algebra (3)  with a grade of C or better.
MATH 1215 - The Mathematics of Decision Making GE (3)   ACT Math score 22 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1020 or higher; or MATH 1101 - Intermediate Algebra (3)  with a grade of C or better.
MATH 1620 - Contemporary Mathematics GE (3)   ACT Math score 22 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1020 or higher; MATH 1101 - Intermediate Algebra (3)  with a grade of C or better; or co-enrollment in AE 1310 .
MATH 1820 - Introduction to Mathematical Modeling GE (3)   ACT Math score 22 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1020 or higher; MATH 1101 - Intermediate Algebra (3)  with a grade of C or better; or co-enrollment in AE 1320 .
MATH 1131 - Applied Calculus GE (3)   ACT Math score 24 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1090 or higher; or MATH 1111 - College Algebra GE (3)  with a grade of C or better.
MATH 1151 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I GE (5)   ACT Math score 26 or higher; SAT CR+M score 1170 or higher; or MATH 1112 - College Trigonometry (2)  or MATH 1150 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics GE (4)  with a grade of C or better.

*MATH 1112  does not count as a general education course.  See the course description for additional course prerequisites.