Dec 01, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Planned Placement


The University of 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 reading, 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 reading, 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/offices/testing-services 

Planned Placement criteria are as follows:

Students must enroll in and successfully complete:
Test Optional
If they have an:                                                      
English
ENGL 1000 - Introduction to College Writing (3)  

HS GPA  ≤ 2.49

*placement may be adjusted based on Self-Placement Questionnaire

ACT English score 15 or below; SAT Writing score New/Old 22/390 or below; Accuplacer Next-Gen Writing Score 236 or below. (A grade of D or better is required in ENGL 1000  to progress into ENGL 1020 .)

ENGL 1021 - Writing Workshop (2)  

Co-requisite course: ENGL 1020  *

* Must take courses concurrently.

2.5 ≤  HS GPA ≤ 2.99

*placement may be adjusted based on Self-Placement Questionnaire

ACT English score 16-17; SAT Writing New/Old 23-24/400-420; Accuplacer Next-Gen Writing Score 237-249.
ENGL 1020 - Compostion I (3)  

HS GPA ≥ 3.0

*placement may be adjusted based on Self-Placement Questionnaire

ACT English score 18 or above; SAT Writing score New/Old 25/430 or above; Accuplacer Next-Gen Writing Score 250-269; or ENGL 1000  with a grade of D or better.
ENGL 1080 - Advanced Composition (3)  

HS GPA ≥ 3.5

*placement may be adjusted based on Self-Placement Questionnaire

ACT English score 26 or above; SAT Writing score New/Old 33/590 or above. Accuplacer Next-Gen Writing Score 270 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   HS GPA ≤ 2.6

ACT Reading score 18 or below; SAT Critical Reading New/Old 20/360 or below. Accuplacer Next-Gen Reading Score 261 or below.

Statistics Track
ACST 1300R - Basic Statistics with Review GE (5)      
ACST 1300 - Basic Statistics GE (3)  

HS GPA ≥ 3.0

AND

Algebra II grade of A or B

ACT Math score 22 or above; SAT Math Section New/Old 550/520 or above; New SAT Math Test 27.5 or above; Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF Scores 230 or above; Accuplacer Next-Gen QAS Score 250 or above.
Mathematics - Non-Algebra Track
MATH 1020 - Fundamentals of Mathematics (3)  

HS GPA < 3.0

OR

Algebra II with a 

grade of F 

OR

No Algebra II

ACT Math score 16 or below; SAT Math Section New/Old 430/390 or below; New SAT Math Test 21.5 or below. Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF Scores 219 or below; Accuplacer Next-Gen QAS Score 236 or below.(A grade of C or better is required in MATH 1020  to progress into  MATH 1510 .)


MATH 1510   - Essential Skills for MATH 1520  *
 

MATH 1810   - Essential Skills for MATH 1820  *

* Must take the course with its associated pathway concurrently.

HS GPA ≥ 3.0

AND

Algebra II with a grade of C or D

ACT Math score 17-21; SAT Math Section New/Old 440-540/400-510; New SAT Math Test 22.5-26.5. Accuplacer Next-Gen QAS Score 237-249; Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF Scores 220-229;

or a grade of C or better in MATH 1010 - Fundamentals of Algebra (3)  or MATH 1020 - Fundamentals of Mathematics (3) .

MATH 1520 - Mathematical Reasoning & Modeling GE (3)  
MATH 1820 - Introduction to Numbers and Operations for Educators (3)  
 

HS GPA ≥ 3.0

AND

Algebra II grade of A or B

ACT Math score 22 or above; SAT Math Section New/Old 550/520 or above; New SAT Math Test 27.5 or above; Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF Scores 230 or above; Accuplacer Next-Gen QAS Score 250 or above.

MATH 1101 - Intermediate Algebra (3)  with a grade of C or better.
Mathematics - Algebra Track
MATH 1010 - Fundamentals of Algebra (3)  

HS GPA < 3.0

OR

Algebra II with a 

grade of D or lower 

OR

No Algebra II

ACT Math score 16 or below; SAT Math Section New/Old 430/390 or below; New SAT Math Test 21.5 or below. Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF Score 219 or below; Accuplacer Next-Gen QAS score of 200-249.

(A grade of C or better is required in MATH 1010  to progress into MATH 1101 .)
MATH 1101 - Intermediate Algebra (3)  

3.0 ≤ HS GPA < 3.5

AND

Algebra II grade of C or greater

ACT Math score 17-21; SAT Math Section New/Old 440-540/400-510; New SAT Math Test 22.5-26.5. Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF Score 220-239; Accuplacer Next-Gen QAS score of 250-300;

With a grade of C or better in MATH 1101  a student may progress into general education level ACST or MATH courses.

MATH 1111R - College Algebra with Review GE (5)  

 

3.3 ≤  HS GPA < 3.5

AND

Algebra II grade of C or greater

ACT Math score 19-21; SAT Math Section New/Old 500-540/460-510; New SAT Math Test 25-26.5; Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF Score 230-239.

MATH 1111 - College Algebra GE (3)  

MATH 1150 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics GE (5)  

MATH 1112 - Trigonometry  *
* Please note MATH 1112  does not satisfy UCM’s general education math requirement.

HS GPA  ≥ 3.5

AND

Algebra II with a grade of C or greater

ACT Math score 22 or above; SAT Math Section New/Old 550/520 or above; New SAT Math Test 27.5 or above; Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF Score 240-262.  MATH 1101 - Intermediate Algebra (3)  with a grade of C or better
MATH 1131 - Applied Calculus GE (3)  

HS GPA  ≥ 3.7

AND

Algebra II with a grade of A or B

ACT Math score 24 or above; SAT Math Section New/Old 580/560 or above; New SAT Math Test 29 or above; Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF Score 263-275; or MATH 1111 - College Algebra GE (3)  with a grade of C or better.
MATH 1151 - Calculus I GE (5)  

HS GPA ≥ 3.7

AND

Trigonometry or Precalculus with a grade of A or B

ACT Math score 26 or above; SAT Math Section New/Old 610/590 or above; New SAT Math Test 31 or above;Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF Score 276 or above; 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 GE (5: 5 lecture, 0 lab)  

HS GPA ≥ 3.7

AND

Algebra II with a grade of A or B

ACT Math Score 24 or above; SAT Math Section New/Old 580/560 or above; New SAT Math Test 29 or above; Accuplacer Next - Gen AAF Score 263-275.

 

The specific Accuplacer tests given at UCM are “Next-Gen Writing” for English, “Next-Gen AAF or Next-Gen QAS” for Mathematics and “Next-Gen Reading” for Reading course placement.

UCM does not accept the Accuplacer “Next-Gen Arithmetic” test.

Test scores AND pre- or corequisite 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 scores may also be used in course placement. Score requirements may change based on state guidelines and/or institutional policy.

Accuplacer Scores are only valid for 2 years.