Test Scores - Course Placement

English/Reading and Math competencies are foundational to most college courses. Assessing your college readiness in these areas minimizes the chance of you taking classes that are too easy or too difficult.  CVCC has multiple ways to place you into college level courses. If you have taken the ACT, SAT, or the GED within the previous five years the test can serve as your assessment.

If you graduated from high school within the last five years, learn how your high school transcripts can place you into college level courses.
Math Placement from SAT / ACT / GED
Test 
Required Score
Satisfied
Course Placement
SAT - Math
510  -520
MTE 1 - 5
MTH 154 or MTH 155
 
530 - 620
MTE 1 - 9
MTH 161 or MTH 167
 
630 - 680
MTE 1 - 9
MTH 162 or MTH 261
 
690+
MTE 1 - 9
MTH 263
SAT - Math (before March 2016)
520
MTE 1- 9
MTH 161
ACT - Subject Area Math Test
19 - 21
MTE 1 - 5
MTH 154 or MTH 155
 
22 - 26
MTE 1 - 9
MTH 161
 
27 - 29
MTE 1 - 9
MTH 162 or MTH 261
 
30+
MTE 1 - 9
MTH 263
GED - Math
155 - 164
MTE 1 - 3
MTH 103 or MTH 120
 
165 or Above
MTE 1 - 5
MTH 154 or MTH 155

 

English Placement from SAT / ACT / GED
Test
Required Score
Course Placement
SAT - ERW (Evidence Based Writing)
480 or Above
English 111
SAT - ERW (Evidence Based Writing)
460-479
ENF3 / ENG 111
SAT - Reading/Writing (before March 2016)
500 (on both)
ENG 111
ACT - Subject Area Tests English and Reading
18 or Above
ENG 111
ACT - Subject Area Tests English and Reading
15 - 17
ENF3 / ENG 111
GED
165 or Above
ENG 111
 

If you did not meet any of the requirements listed above and you would like to learn about other placement methods you may call our Counseling Department at (434) 832 - 7800 to speak to a Counselor.