To ensure the success of students at Colby Community College, all students are required to take developmental courses if placement testing has indicated they are not fully prepared for college work.  Part-time students are required to take the placement testing prior to enrolling in their first English or math class.  To meet this challenge, Colby Community College offers developmental courses in reading and study skills, writing, and mathematics.  These courses are designed to give students the needed skills to succeed in their college level classes.

Before students are allowed to enroll in mathematics, English, or reading courses through Colby Colby Community College, they must demonstrate readiness for coursework through their ACT scores and/or the ACCUPLACER placement test. 

Students who are exempt from placement testing include:

  1. Students who have earned a bachelor's or an associate degree.
  2. Students who have successfully completed ("C" or higher) and followed the developmental sequence in math, writing, or reading are exempt from the requirement for assessment in that subject only.
  3. Students who have successfully completed ("C" or higher) a 100-level or above course in English are exempt from the requirement for assessment in English and reading.
  4. Students who have successfully completed ("C" or higher) a 100-level or above course in mathematics are exempt from the requirement for assessment in mathematics.
  5. Students who have taken the ACT/SAT test within two years prior to enrollment and have scores within the acceptable range are exempt from placement testing in that subject area only.

Students must follow the sequence of developmental courses and pass with at least a "C" to move to the next level.

Students may retake ACCUPLACER at a cost of $5.00 per section for the following reasons:

  1. Students feel placement results do not accurately reflect their abilities.
  2. Students feel they have improved their skills through refresher work or previous developmental course work.
  3. Students feel the grade received does not reflect their abilities and/or they desire to advance in the course sequence.

Contact the CCC Admissions Office by phone, 888.634.9350, ext. 4690 or by email.

 

Mandatory Placement Guide

MathematicsACT ScoreACCUPLACER Nex-Gen ScoreACCUPLACER Classic ScoreSAT Score
MA050: Math Essentials0-13QAS 200-219Pre-Algebra 0-21200-339
MA076: Beginning Algebra14-18QAS 220-249Pre-Algebra 22-100
Algebra 0-3
340-419
*MA169: Survey of Mathematics18-20QAS 242-258Algebra 31-49420-519
MA177: Intermediate Algebra19-21QAS 250-262Algebra 31-49420-519
MA178: College Algebra22 & upQAS 263-275Algebra 50-100
College Algebra 0-43
520 & up
MA220: Calculus I24 & upQAS 276-300College Algebra 0-43600 & up
CompositionACT ScoreACCUPLACER Nex-Gen ScoreACCUPLACER Classic ScoreSAT Score
EN076: Fundamentals of Reading and Writing0-11

Reading 200-230 AND Writing 200-230

0-220-250
EN079: English Comp I Workshop **12-17

Reading 231-254 AND Writing 231-254 AND WritePlacer 1-4

23-54251-430
EN176: English Composition IEnglish score 18 & up
Reading score 18 & up

Reading 255 & up AND Writing 255 & up 

OR
Reading 231-254 AND Writing 231-254 AND WritePlacer 5-8

Writing 55 & up
Reading 73 & up
Writing 431 & up
Reading 460 & up

   

  A student may request admission into a higher level course by contacting the Trojan Advising Center. Students requesting admission to a higher level course must demonstrate adequate knowledge and provide reasonable proof to receive approval from the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

*Not Part of Algebra Sequence

** Students who test into the Workshop are welcome to take Writeplacer test in order to attempt to test out. Students withdrawing from Workshop must also withdraw from English Composition.