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Placement testing is only required for English, chemistry, math, physics, and CNA College Now courses.

Is a placement test necessary?

To determine if placement is required for your course, go to the class schedules and select your high school link. If a prerequisite or test score is required for your class, it will be noted. 

Note: There are multiple ways you may meet the placement requirement. You can meet a prerequisite by taking a prerequisite JCCC course or taking a placement test. See the chart below for placement specifics for each College Now course or your school’s class schedule.

Course prerequisite:

JCCC Course

JCCC Prerequisite Course*

 

Testing Requirement

Chemistry MATH 171 College Algebra or MATH 173 Precalculus (can be a corequisite)
AND JCCC Academic Reading (RDG 096) course
OR ACT Math 23 or appropriate ACCUPLACER score
AND
ACT Reading 19 or appropriate ACCUPLACER score (proof of a 2.8 high school GPA can also meet the Reading requirement)
College Algebra MATH 116 Intermediate Algebra with a C or better OR ACT Math 22 or appropriate ACCUPLACER score
Statistics MATH 171 College Algebra or MATH 173 Pre-Calculus
with a C or better
OR ACT Math 23 or appropriate ACCUPLACER score
Pre-Calculus

MATH 116 Intermediate Algebra or MATH 171 College Algebra with a C or better

OR ACT Math 22 or appropriate ACCUPLACER score
Calculus I MATH 171 College Algebra and MATH 172 Trigonometry
both with a C or better, OR
MATH 173 Pre-Calculus with a C or better
OR ACT Math 28 or appropriate ACCUPLACER score
Calculus II MATH 241 Calculus I with a C or better OR AP Calc AB 3 or AP Calc BC (composite score or AB subscore) 3
Calculus III MATH 242 Calculus II with a C or better OR AP Calc BC 3
Physics MATH 171 College Algebra with a C or better OR ACT Math 23 or appropriate ACCUPLACER score
Composition I No College Now course applicable ACT English 19 or appropriate ACCUPLACER score (proof of a 3.0 high school GPA can also meet the English requirement)
Composition II ENGL 121 Composition I with a D or better OR AP English Language and Composition 3
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) ENGL 121 Composition I with a C or better OR ACT Reading 19 or appropriate ACCUPLACER score (proof of a 2.8 high school GPA can also meet the Reading requirement)

*Prerequisite courses and college credit must be earned through the College Now program or taken at JCCC.

If you haven't taken the Accuplacer but meet the placement requirements above:

Request a placement waiver. Attach documentation to show how you meet the placement requirement (e.g., ACT score report, high school transcript for GPA requirement, etc.). 

For ACT Score Submission

  • Your full name (first and last) must appear clearly on the ACT score report you submit for waiver.
  • The ACT test date(s) for the scores you submit must also be clearly indicated on the report.

For High School Transcript Submission

  • You must submit a comprehensive high school transcript with your cumulative, unweighted GPA clearly indicated.
  • Partial or single-semester transcripts will not be accepted for waiver.
  • Additionally, information from your high school’s student portal will also not be accepted for waiver.

If the above minimum requirements are not met, your waiver request will be denied.  All waiver denial and approval confirmations will be routed directly – and only – to your JCCC stumail account. Please check it often. Upon approval, Testing Services will enter a placement waiver on your account. Once you receive the approval confirmation, you will then be required to enroll in the appropriate JCCC course.

If you do not have a qualifying ACT score, HS GPA, or AP test score:

Schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer placement test at JCCC.