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Math (MDTP) -- Choose one

Starting Point 1: Algebra Readiness

  • For students who need to review algebra
  • 50 questions/45 minutes (timed) to complete + set up time (one hour needed)
  • Review sample tests and study packets before coming in

Algebra Readiness

Score Placement
0-17 Math 900 (Arithmetic Functions)
18-24 Math 902 (Pre-Algebra)
25-50 Math 903 (Elementary Algebra)
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Starting Point 2: Elementary Algebra

  • For students who have completed one year of high school algebra or higher
  • 50 questions/45 minutes (timed) to complete + set up time (one hour needed)
  • Review sample tests and study packets before coming in

Algebra Readiness

Score Placement
0-31 No Placement - Take the Algebra Readiness Test
32-50 Math C (Intermediate Algebra)
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Starting Point 3: Intermediate Algebra

  • For students who have completed intermediate algebra
  • 50 questions/45 minutes (timed) to complete + set up time (one hour needed)
  • Review sample tests and study packets before coming in

Algebra Readiness

Score Placement
0-35 No Placement - Take the Elementary Algebra Test
36-45 Math 1, 2, 8, 10, 12, D or G
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 Starting Point 4: Calculus Readiness 

  • For students who have completed high school pre-calculus and trigonometry or higher
  • 60 questions/90 minutes (timed) to complete + set up time (105 minutes needed)
  • Review sample tests and study packets before coming in

Calculus Readiness

Score Placement
0-29 No Placement - Take the Intermediate Algebra Test
30-47 Math 1, 2, 8, 10, 12, D or G
48-60 Math 3A - Analytic Geometry & Calculus 1
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English (CTEP)

Three-Part Assessment (Reading, Grammar & Syntax)

  • 105 questions/90 minutes (timed) to complete + set up time (105 minutes needed)

English Readiness

Score Placement
0-34 No Placement (ESL suggested for non-native speakers)
35-65 English 905 + English 900 (English Fundamentals + lab) OR English 905AC (English Fundamentals Accelerated)
66-80 English 908 (Effective Writing)
81-105 English 1A (English Composition)
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Reading (CTEP)
  • Seven reading selections
  • 35 questions/30 minutes (timed) to complete + set up time (45 minutes needed)

 

Reading Readiness

Score Placement
0-5 No Placement (ESL suggested for non-native speakers)
6-19 Reading 961 (Building College Reading Strategies)
20-32 Reading 54 (Critical College Reading & Thinking)
33-35 Reading Proficient (Reading 54 requirement waived)
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English as a Second Language (CELSA)
  • Computer portion with 75 questions (45 minutes timed)
  • Writing sample (30 minutes timed) with pencil and paper
  • 90 minutes (total) to complete
  • Placement is based on a combination of graded writing sample and computer test score. ESL faculty decides final placement.