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 success advisor regarding course selection.
For more information about planned placement or skills assessment testing contact:
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Planned Placement criteria are as follows:
The specific Accuplacer tests given at UCM are “Sentence Skills” for English, “College Level Math” for Mathematics and “Reading” for Reading course placement.
UCM also accepts the Accuplacer “Elementary Algebra” test for course placement as specified above, but UCM does not accept the Accuplacer “Arithmetic” test.
Test scores AND pre- or co-requisite courses are required for course placement. Altering course sequence (e.g. receiving placement and grade in MATH 1010, but wanting to skip MATH 1101) requires a qualifying placement score. Check program and degree requirements prior to enrolling.
SAT and ACT-Compass scores may also be used in course placement. Score requirements may change based on state guidelines and/or institutional policy.