Nov 14, 2018  
2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018 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 success 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:
   
English
ENGL 1000 - Introduction to College Writing (3)   ACT English score 15 or below; SAT Writing score New/Old 22/390 or below; Accuplacer Sentence Skills Score 83 or below. (A grade of D or better is required in ENGL 1000  to progress into ENGL 1020 .)
ENGL 1021 - Writing Workshop (2)   ACT English score 16-17; SAT Writing New/Old 23-24/400-420. Accuplacer Sentence Skills Score 84-91
ENGL 1020 - Compostion I (3)   ACT English score 18 or above; SAT Writing score New/Old 25/430 or above; Accuplacer Sentence Skills Score 92 or above.; or ENGL 1000  with a grade of D or better.
ENGL 1080 - Advanced Composition (3)   ACT English score 26 or above; SAT Writing score New/Old 33/590 or above. Accuplacer Sentence Skills Score 114 or above. Students in majors that require CTE 3060  as the second writing course should not opt for ENGL 1080 .
Reading:
EDFL 1830 Intro to Academic Literacy   ACT Reading score 18 or below; SAT Critical Reading New/Old 20/360 or above. Accuplacer Reading Score 85 or above
Mathematics  
MATH 1010 - Fundamentals of Algebra (3) 
MATH 1020 - Fundamentals of Mathematics (3)  
ACT Math score 16 or below; SAT Math Section New/Old 430/390 or below; New SAT Math Test 21.5 or below. Accuplacer College Level Math Score 34 or below OR Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Score 75 or below. (A grade of C or better is required in MATH 1010  to progress into ACST 1100  or MATH 1101 .)
MATH 1101 - Intermediate Algebra (3)  
ACST 1100  - Essential Skills for ACST 1300  
MATH 1510   - Essential Skills for MATH 1520  
MATH 1610  - Essential Skills for MATH 1620  
MATH 1810  - Essential Skills for MATH 1820  
ACT Math score 17-21; SAT Math Section New/Old 440-540/400-510; New SAT Math Test 22.5-26.5. Accuplacer College Level Math Score 35-49 OR Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Score 76-115; or a grade of C or better in MATH 1010 - Fundamentals of Algebra (3) . (With a grade of C or better in MATH 1101  a student may progress into general education level ACST or MATH courses.)
MATH 1110 - Essential Skills for MATH 1111 (2)   ACT Math score 19-21; SAT Math Section New/Old 500-540/460-510; New  SAT Math Test 25-26.5; Accuplacer College Level Math Score 42-49 OR Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Score 97-115; or a grade of C or better in MATH 1010 - Fundamentals of Algebra (3) . This course must be taken concurrently with MATH 1111 - College Algebra (3)  .
MATH 1111 - College Algebra GE (3)  
MATH 1215 - The Mathematics of Decision Making GE (3)  
ACST 1300 - Basic Statistics GE (3)  
MATH 1520 - Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling (3)  
MATH 1620 - Intro to Geometry & Decision-Making for Educators (3)  
MATH 1820 - Introduction to Numbers and Operations for Educators GE (3)  
MATH 1112 - Trigonometry  *
*Please note MATH 1112 does not satisfy UCM’s general education math requirement.
MATH 1150 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics GE (5)  
 
ACT Math score 22 or above; SAT Math Section New/Old 550/520 or above; New SAT Math Test 27.5 or above; Accuplacer College Level Math Score 50 or above OR Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Score 116 or above.  MATH 1101 - Intermediate Algebra (3)  with a grade of C or better; or co-enrollment in ACST 1100 .
MATH 1131 - Applied Calculus GE (3)   ACT Math score 24 or above; SAT Math Section New/Old 580/560 or above; New SAT Math Test 29 or above; Accuplacer College Level Math Score 75 or above; or MATH 1111 - College Algebra GE (3)  with a grade of C or better.
MATH 1151 - Calculus I GE (5)   ACT Math score 26 or above; SAT Math Section New/Old 610/590 or above; New SAT Math Test 31 or above; Accuplacer College Level Math Score 90 or above; or MATH 1112 - College Trigonometry (2)  or MATH 1150 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics GE (5)  with a grade of C or better.
Chemistry
CHEM 1131 - General Chemistry I (5)   ACT Math Score 24 or above; SAT Math Section New/Old 580/560 or above; New SAT Math Test 29 or above; Accuplacer College Level Math Score 90 or above

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.