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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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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 Academic 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 15 or below

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section 390 or below

SAT Writing and Language Test 22 or below

Accuplacer Next-Gen Writing 236 or below

A grade of D or better is required in ENGL 1000  to progress into ENGL 1020 .

ENGL 1021 - Writing Workshop (3)   

Corequisite course: ENGL 1020  *

* Must take courses concurrently.

2.5 ≤ HS GPA ≤ 2.99

*placement may be adjusted based on Self-Placement Questionnaire

ACT English 16-17

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section 400-420

SAT Writing and Language Test 23-24

Accuplacer Next-Gen Writing 237-249

ENGL 1020 - Composition I (3)   

HS GPA ≥ 3.0

*placement may be adjusted based on Self-Placement Questionnaire

ACT English 18 or above

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section 430 or above

SAT Writing and Language Test 25 or above

Accuplacer Next-Gen Writing 250-269

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 26 or above

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section 590 or above

SAT Writing and Language Test 33 or above

Accuplacer Next-Gen Writing 270 or above

Students in majors that require CTE 2060  as the second writing course should not opt for ENGL 1080 .

Reading
EDFL 1830 - Introduction to Academic Literacy (3)    HS GPA ≤ 2.6

ACT Reading 18 or below

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section 360 or below

SAT Reading Test 20 or below

Accuplacer Next-Gen Reading 261 or below

Mathematics Non-Algebra Track

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

MATH 1510   - Essential Skills for MATH 1520  *

* Must take the course with its associated pathway concurrently.

HS GPA < 3.0

OR

Algebra II with a grade of D or lower

OR

No Algebra II

ACT Math 1-21

SAT Math Section 200-540

SAT Math Test 10-26.5

Accuplacer Next-Gen QAS 200-249

Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF 200-229

ACST 1300 - Basic Statistics GE (3)  

MATH 1520 - Mathematical Reasoning & Modeling GE (3)  

HS GPA ≥ 3.0

AND

Algebra II with a grade of C or better

ACT Math 22-36

SAT Math Section 500-800

SAT Math Test 27.5-40

Accuplacer Next-Gen QAS 250-300

Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF 230-300

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 1-16

SAT Math Section 220-430

SAT Math Test 10-21.5

Accuplacer Next-Gen QAS 200-249

Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF 200-219

A grade of C or better is required in MATH 1010  to progress into MATH 1101 . 

MATH 1070 - Algebra Essentials (4)  

HS GPA < 3.0

OR

Algebra II with a grade of D or lower

OR

No Algebra II

ACT Math 1-16

SAT Math Section 220-430

SAT Math Test 10-21.5

Accuplacer Next-Gen QAS 200-249

Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF 200-219

MATH 1101 - Intermediate Algebra (3)  

3.0 ≤ HS GPA < 3.5

AND

Algebra II with a grade of C or better

ACT Math 17-21

SAT Math Section 440-540

SAT Math Test 22.5-26.5

Accuplacer Next-Gen QAS 250-300

Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF 220-239

A grade of C or better in MATH 1101  will allow a student to progress into general education level ACST or MATH courses.


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

 

3.0 ≤ HS GPA < 3.5

AND

Algebra II with a grade of C or better

ACT Math 17-21

SAT Math Section 440-540

SAT Math Test 22.5-26.5

Accuplacer Next-Gen QAS 250-300

Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF 220-239


MATH 1820 - Math for Middle School Teachers (3)  * 

* Please note MATH 1820  does not satisfy UCM’s general education math requirement.

HS GPA ≥ 3.0

AND

Algebra II with a grade of C or better

ACT Math 17-36

SAT Math Section 440-800

SAT Math Test 22.5-40

Accuplacer Next-Gen QAS 250-300

Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF 220-300

MATH 1111 - College Algebra GE (3)  

MATH 1150 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics GE (5)  

MATH 1112 - College Trigonometry (2)  *

* 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 better

ACT Math 22-36

SAT Math Section 550-800

SAT Math Test 27.5-40

Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF 240-262

MATH 1131 - Applied Calculus GE (3)  

HS GPA ≥ 3.7

AND

Algebra II with a grade of A or B

ACT Math 24-36

SAT Math Section 580-800

SAT Math Test 29-40

Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF 263-300

MATH 1151 - Calculus I GE (5)  

HS GPA ≥ 3.7

AND

Trigonometry or Precalculus with a grade of A or B

ACT Math 26-36

SAT Math Section 610-800

SAT Math Test 31-40

Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF 276-300 

Natural Sciences
BIOL 1510 - Investigative Biology (4: 3 lecture, 1 lab)    

ACT Math 22-36

SAT Math Section 550-800

SAT Math Test 27.5-40

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 24-36

SAT Math Section 580-800

SAT Math Test 29-40

Accuplacer Next-Gen AAF 263-300

 

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. Check program and degree requirements prior to enrolling.

ACT and SAT 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.