ACT and ACCUPLACER

USU Eastern requires all students to have a current (within a year) math placement exam or satisfactory grade in the prerequisite course before registering for any math course. "Within a year" means that students have three semesters (including summers) before they will be required to retest. For example, if a student took Math 1010 fall semester of their first year they would have spring, summer and the next fall to take the next math course in their program. If the student did not complete the next math course within that time, they would need to retest before registering.

Placement Scores and Course Recommendations

ENGLISH

 

Course

ACT Score

ACCUPLACER Score

Special Assistance

(Student should be referred to tutoring and/or Workforce Education)

0-8

0-12 Reading

ENGL 0900

Developmental Language Arts

9-13

0-59 Reading

ENGL 0990

Developmental Composition

14-16

60 or higher Reading or
0-69 Sentence Skills

ENGL 1010

Introduction to Writing

17-36

60 or higher Reading and
70 or higher Sentence Skills

 

MATHEMATICS

 

Course

ACT Score

ACCUPLACER Score

Special Assistance

(Student should be referred to tutoring and/or Workforce Education)

0-10

 

MATH 0950

Fundamentals of Mathematics

11-16

0-39 Elementary Algebra

MATH 0990

Elementary Algebra

17

40 or higher Elementary Algebra

MATH 1010

Intermediate Algebra

18-22

(Must also take ACCUPLACER)

58 or higher Elementary Algebra or
40 or higher College Math

STAT 1040

Introduction to Statistics

MATH 1030

Quantitative Reasoning

-or-

MATH 1050

College Algebra

23 or higher

80 or higher Elementary Algebra or 45 or higher College Math

50 or higher College Math

  

60 or higher College Math

 

updated 01/14