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Placement Testing: ACCUPLACER

ACCUPLACER

The ACCUPLACER exam is used by Washburn University to identify the proper level of Math and English course for which a student should register.  The ACCUPLACER is an untimed computer based placement exam consisting of three sections: Math, Sentence Skills and Reading Comprehension.  Students may register for all three sections of the exam or an individual section as needed.

The ACCUPLACER is recommended for students who do not have an ACT/SAT score, or for students who have an ACT/SAT score which is older than 5 years who do not have other math placement information.  The ACCUPLACER may also be taken by any student who would like the opportunity to place into a higher course than they are placed in by their ACT/SAT score or transfer course work.  Students may retake the ACCUPLACER exam if they are not satisfied with their score.

HOW TO REGISTER
Contact the Center for Prior Learning & Testing
Mabee Library, Room 218
785-670-1227 or testing@washburn.edu OR complete Testing Services Request Form
Walk-ins accepted based on room availability

COST
$20.00

FORMAT OF EXAM
1 section – 1 hour
2 or 3 sections – 2 ½ to 3 hours
Computerized, Multiple Choice

RETAKES
Allowed after 14 days

ITEMS TO BRING
Bring valid/unexpired photo ID (drivers license, school ID, passport, etc.)
$20 – cash or check made payable to Washburn University
Arrive 10 minutes before test time
Calculators are not permitted as one is provided for you on the exam
Scratch paper and pencil will be provided

SCORE REPORT
A score report print-out will be available immediately after taking the exam.

For more information regarding the ACCUPLACER and to see sample questions, visit Test Prep Preview.

High school students needing to take the ACCUPLACER exam to qualify for the Concurrent Enrollment Partnership program follow a different testing schedule.

If you have a COMPASS or Classic ACCUPLACER score report, please contact 785-670-1227.

Placement Scores

The table below indicates the ACT/SAT or Next Generation ACCUPLACER scores required for placement into specific Mathematics and English courses:

Math

ACT Math Score

SAT Math Score

ACCUPLACER Math Score

Corresponding Course

Prerequisite(s)

7-17

n/a

200-249 on Next-Gen Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics

MA 103 Basic Algebra (3) strongly suggested.

Note:  Does not count toward degree requirements or graduation hours. Prepares student for MA 104.

No Algebra prerequisite for this course

18-21

n/a

250-262 on Next-Gen Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics

MA 104 Intermediate Algebra (3) suggested.

Note:  Does not count toward degree requirements or graduation hours. Prepares the student for MA 112 or MA 116

No prerequisite for this course. However, MA103 Basic Algebra or appropriate test score is STRONGLY Recommended.

19-21

n/a

250-262 on Next-Gen Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics OR

237-249 on Next-Gen Advanced Algebra & Functions

MA 108 - College Algebra Preparation (3) (Fall only)
Does not count for General Education or Degree requirements. To satisfy Degree and/or Gen Ed requirements: Students must complete Special Section of MA 116 in Spring 2019 (C or better)

MA103 Basic Algebra - B or better
MA 104 Intermediate Algebra - D or better

19-21

490-545

250-262 on Next-Gen Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics OR

237-249 on Next-Gen Advanced Algebra & Functions

MA 112 - Contemporary College Mathematics (3)

Special Section - 5 days a week

Instructor permission required

MA103 Basic Algebra - B or better for the Special Section
MA 104 Intermediate Algebra - D or better for the Special Section

22 or higher

550-600

263-275 on Next-Gen Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics OR

250-262 on Next-Gen Advanced Algebra & Functions

MA 112 - Contemporary College Mathematics (3)

(Note: MA 112 was Essential Mathematics)

MA 104 Intermediate Algebra - C or better

19-21

Considered for enrollment

490-545

Considered for enrollment

250-262 on Next-Gen Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics OR

237-249 on Next-Gen Advanced Algebra & Functions

Considered for enrollment

MA 116 - College Algebra (3)

Special Section - 5 days a week

Instructor permission required if student does not meet pre-requisites for a regular MA 116 course

MA103 Basic Algebra - B or better for the Special Section
MA 104 Intermediate Algebra - D or better for the Special Section

22 or higher

550-600

263+ on Next-Gen Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics OR

250-262 on Next-Gen Advanced Algebra & Functions

MA 116 College Algebra (3)

MA 104 Intermediate Algebra - C or better

25 or higher

600-654

276+ on Next-Gen Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics OR

263-275 on Next-Gen Advanced Algebra & Functions

MA140 Introduction to Statistics (3)

C or better in MA112, MA116 or MA123

25 or higher

600-654

263-275 on Next-Gen Advanced Algebra & Functions

MA117 Trigonometry (3)

MA123 Pre-Calculus   (3)

MA140 Introduction to Statistics (3)

MA141 Applied Calculus I (3)

MA145 Math for Decision Making (3)

MA148 Math of Finance (3)

MA206 Discrete Math for Computing (3)

C or better in MA116

C or better in MA116 or 117

C or better in MA112, 116 or 123

C or better in MA116 or 123

C or better in MA116 or 123

C or better in MA116 or 123

CM111 and MA116 or MA 123 - C or better

28 or higher

655+

276+ on Next-Gen Advanced Algebra & Functions

MA 151 Calculus & Analytical Geometry I (5)

MA117 or MA123 - C or better

GED Test: Mathematical Reasoning College Ready score of 165 - 174
Can place into MA112 or MA116
Must consult with Academic Advisor about placement options into MA112

GED Test: Mathematical Reasoning College Ready +Credit exam score of 175 - 200
Must consult with Department Chair

English

ACT English Score

ACCUPLACER English Score

Recommended Course

Prerequisite(s)

0-17

0-68

EN100 Developmental English (3)

Note: Does not count toward degree requirements or graduation hours.  Prepares for EN101.

No prerequisite for this course

18-36

69-109

EN101 Freshman Composition (3)

Note: Required, with a minimum grade of C, for graduation.

No prerequisite for this course

25+

110-120

EN102 Freshman English Honors (3)

See Honors Program for description

Scholastic performance, appropriate test score, student interest and motivation

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