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Placement Test Score Prerequisite

Some courses require that you achieve an appropriate placement test score to enroll.  If you have already taken the Accuplacer test and achieved the appropriate score, you should be able to enroll in the course. If you have not yet taken the Accuplacer test, you can satisfy the placement test score prerequisite if you meet the ACT score requirement or have a cumulative GPA that meets the requirements outlined below:

English Course Placement English Course Name Minimum English ACT Score High School GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
ABE

Adult Basic Education

<12

<1.599

ENGL 102

Writing Strategies

12

1.6-2.199

ENGL 106

Introduction to Writing

15

2.2-2.9

ENGL 121

Composition I

19

3.0-4.0

Reading Course Placement Reading Course Name Minimum Reading ACT Score High School GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

ABE

Adult Basic Education

 

<1.599

RDG 126

Academic Reading

 

1.6-2.799

Exempt

 

19

2.8-4.0 

Math Course Placement Math Course Name Minimum Math ACT Score (score must be no older than 2 years)

MATH 116

Intermediate Algebra

20

MATH 171

College Algebra

22

MATH 172

Trigonometry

23

MATH 173

Pre-Calculus

22

MATH 181

Statistics

23

MATH 231

Business and Applied Calculus

23

MATH 241

Calculus

28

If you meet the placement requirements above:

Request a placement test score waiver. Attach documentation to show how you meet the placement requirement (e.g., ACT score report, high school transcript for GPA requirement, etc.). Testing Services will enter a placement waiver on your account within 1-2 business days and you will not have to take the Accuplacer test. You will still need to enroll in the JCCC class once you receive an email reply that the waiver has been entered.

If you do not meet the placement requirements above:

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.


Course Prerequisite

Some courses require that you complete other coursework first before you can enroll in them.  For example, you must complete Composition 1 before you can enroll in Composition 2.  If you successfully completed the prerequisite course at JCCC, you are ready to enroll.  If you took the prerequisite at another college, you will need to have the transfer coursework verified with JCCC prior to enrolling for the course by using one of the options below:

1. Send Official Transcript

Students who wish to apply prior college coursework toward a degree at JCCC should submit an official transcript to the Office of Admissions. In addition, certain students (selective admission applicants, VA education benefit recipients, athletes, international students and select Financial Aid recipients) may be required to provide all official transcripts to the Admissions Office. Those departments will notify you if transcripts are required. All official transcripts on file will be used in the determination of Financial Aid eligibility. Refer to our transcript evaluation page to understand how your incoming college coursework will be evaluated.  If you have already submitted your official transcript, you do not need to send it again unless the transcript has changed. Keep in mind it may take up to two weeks for the evaluation process to be completed once JCCC has received your transcript.

2. Upload Unofficial College Transcript

You may upload an unofficial copy of your transcript to request a prerequisite waiver for the course you wish to take. Note, if you intend to use these transfer courses toward your degree at JCCC, you will still need to send an official copy of your transcript for the courses to be added to your record. Please allow up to 2 business days for processing. You will receive email notification regarding whether or not your request was approved. If approved for a prerequisite waiver, you will still need to enroll in the course.

If you need assistance with a prerequisite waiver for a Math or Science course, and you are currently enrolled in that prerequisite course at another college or university, please send your request to the respective academic division and follow the format provided: 

1. In the body of your email, provide the following information:

  • JCCC ID#
  • The name of the school where you took the prerequisite course
  • The name of the COURSE from that school
  • The name of the course at JCCC you’re trying to enroll in
  • The semester you are trying to enroll in at JCCC
  • A contact phone number, in case we have questions and need to reach you
2. Attach a copy of your unofficial transcript from the school where you took the prerequisite course (we CANNOT process your request without this!).

Please allow up to 2 business days for processing. You will receive email notification regarding whether or not your request was approved. If approved for a prerequisite waiver, you will still need to enroll in the course.

Math: mathoffice@jccc.edu
Science: scienceoffice@jccc.edu