Assessment Scores and Course Equivalences

Students without a high school degree or high school equivalency diploma should be referred to the Hawkeye High School Completion program.

Reading

Reading course placement using high school GPA, Next-Generation ACCUPLACER, or ACT
High School
GPA
ACT Next-Generation
ACCUPLACER
Course Recommendation
1 – 12 No placement. Take ACCUPLACER or request to take the English as Second Language (ESL) assessment. English Language Learning coursework, ESL coursework, or PAL tutoring available.
1.99 and below 13 200 – 227 RDG-038 College Prep Reading I *
2.0 – 2.49 14 – 15 228 – 238 RDG-039 College Prep Reading II *
2.5 – 2.79 16 – 18 239 – 250 RDG-040 College Prep Reading III *
2.8+ 19 – 36 251 – 300 Transfer / Technical Credit Courses (Ex. Psychology, Sociology)

* Success course

Reading course placement using high school GPA, ACCUPLACER, or COMPASS
High School
GPA
COMPASS Classic
ACCUPLACER
Course Recommendation
1 – 39 1 – 31 No placement. Take ACCUPLACER or request to take the English as Second Language (ESL) assessment. English Language Learning coursework, ESL coursework, or PAL tutoring available.
1.99 and below 40 – 46 32 – 41 RDG-038 College Prep Reading I *
2.0 – 2.49 47 – 68 42 – 57 RDG-039 College Prep Reading II *
2.5 – 2.79 69 – 81 58 – 75 RDG-040 College Prep Reading III *
2.8+ 82 – 100 76 – 120 Transfer / Technical Credit Courses (Ex. Psychology, Sociology)

* Success course

Writing

Writing course placement using high school GPA, Next-Generation ACCUPLACER, or ACT
High School
GPA
ACT Next-Generation
ACCUPLACER
Course Recommendation
1 – 12 200 – 228 No placement. Take ACCUPLACER or request to take the English as Second Language (ESL) assessment. English Language Learning coursework, ESL coursework, or PAL tutoring available.
2.49 and below 13 – 15 229 – 239 ENG-060 College Prep Writing I *
2.5 – 2.79 16 – 18 240 – 252 ENG-061 College Prep Writing II *
2.5 – 2.79 16 – 36 240 – 300 COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace
COM-730 Communications
2.8+ 19 – 36 253 – 300 ENG-105 Composition I

* Success course

Writing course placement using high school GPA, ACCUPLACER, or COMPASS
High School
GPA
COMPASS Classic
ACCUPLACER
Essay
Classic
ACCUPLACER
Sentence Skills
Course Recommendation
1 – 19 0 – 1 1 – 41 No placement. Take ACCUPLACER or request to take the English as Second Language (ESL) assessment. English Language Learning coursework, ESL coursework, or PAL tutoring available.
2.49 and below 20 – 40 2 – 3 42 – 63 ENG-060 College Prep Writing I *
2.5 – 2.79 41 – 64 4 – 5 64 – 81 ENG-061 College Prep Writing II *
2.5 – 2.79 41 – 100 4 – 8 64 – 120 COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace
COM-730 Communications
2.8+ 65 – 100 6 – 8 82 – 120 ENG-105 Composition I

* Success course

Math

Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Assessment and ACT Assessment Placement and Course Sequence Guide: Math — Arithmetic
High School
GPA
ACT Next-Generation
ACCUPLACER
Arithmetic
Next-Generation
ACCUPLACER
Quantitative Reasoning,
Algebra, and Statistics
Course Recommendation
1 – 12 200 – 225 No placement. Take ACCUPLACER PAL or request to take the English as Second Language (ESL) assessment. English Language Learning coursework, ESL coursework, or PAL tutoring available.
200 – 240 No placement. Take ACCUPLACER Arithmetic assessment.
1.99 and below 13 226 – 239 MAT-045 Fundamentals of Math *
2.0 – 2.49 14 232 – 254 MAT-048 Preparatory Math for Elementary Algebra *
2.0 – 2.49 14 – 15 240 – 254 241 – 245 MAT-052 Pre-Algebra *
2.0 – 2.49+ 14 – 36 240 – 300 241 – 300 MAT-772 Applied Math
2.5 – 2.79 16 – 18 255 – 300 246 – 258 MAT-063 Elementary Algebra *
2.8+ 19 – 23 259 – 300 MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts
MAT-156 Statistics
MAT-744 Technical Math
MAT-778 Applied Geometry / Trigonometry
MAT-151 Math Reasoning for Teachers I
MAT-504 Electronics Math I
PNN-103 Nursing Calculations
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra
MLT-103 Lab Mathematics
2.8+ with C or higher in Algebra I and Algebra II and Geometry, or Math 1 and Math 2 and Math 3 in high school. 24 MAT-121 College Algebra

* Success course

Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Assessment and ACT Assessment Placement and Course Sequence Guide: Math — Arithmetic
High School
GPA
COMPASS
Pre-Algebra
COMPASS
Algebra
Classic
ACCUPLACER
Arithmetic
Classic
ACCUPLACER
Elementary Algebra
Course Recommendation
1 – 17 1 – 28 No placement. Take ACCUPLACER PAL or request to take the English as Second Language (ESL) assessment. English Language Learning coursework, ESL coursework, or PAL tutoring available.
1 – 25 1 – 44 No placement. Take ACCUPLACER Arithmetic.
1.99 and below 18 – 23 29 – 39 MAT-045 Fundamentals of Math *
2.0 – 2.49 20 – 38 33 – 62 MAT-048 Preparatory Math for Elementary Algebra *
2.0 – 2.49 24 – 38 40 – 62 45 – 55 MAT-052 Pre-Algebra *
2.0 – 2.49+ 24 – 100 40 – 120 45 – 120 MAT-772 Applied Math
2.5 – 2.79 39 – 100 26 – 41 63 – 120 56 – 84 MAT-063 Elementary Algebra *
2.8+ 42 – 65 85 – 120 MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts
MAT-156 Statistics
MAT-744 Technical Math
MAT-778 Applied Geometry / Trigonometry
MAT-151 Math Reasoning for Teachers I
MAT-504 Electronics Math I
PNN-103 Nursing Calculations
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra
MLT-103 Lab Mathematics
2.8+ with C or higher in Algebra I and Algebra II and Geometry, or Math 1 and Math 2 and Math 3 in high school. 66 – 100 MAT-121 College Algebra

* Success course

High School
GPA
ACT Next-Generation
ACCUPLACER
Advanced Algebra and Functions
Course Recommendation
200 – 226 No placement. Take ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning,
Algebra, and Statistics
2.8+ 19 – 23 227 – 257 MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts
MAT-156 Statistics
MAT-744 Technical Math
MAT-778 Applied Geometry / Trigonometry
MAT-151 Math Reasoning for Teachers I
MAT-504 Electronics Math I
PNN-103 Nursing Calculations
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra
MLT-103 Lab Mathematics
2.8+ with C or higher in Algebra I and Algebra II and Geometry, or Math 1 and Math 2 and Math 3 in high school. 24 258 – 265 MAT-121 College Algebra
2.8+ with C or higher in Pre-Calc or Math 4 in high school 25 – 26 266 – 275 MAT-128 Precalculus
MAT-134 Trig and Analytic Geometry
2.8+ with C or higher in high school Calculus 27 – 36 276 – 300 MAT-210 Calculus I
High School
GPA
COMPASS
College Algebra
COMPASS
Trigonometry
Classic
ACCUPLACER
College Level Math
Course Recommendation
1 – 30 1 – 30 1 – 39 No placement. Take ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning,
Algebra, and Statistics
2.8+ 40 – 49 MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts
MAT-156 Statistics
MAT-744 Technical Math
MAT-778 Applied Geometry / Trigonometry
MAT-151 Math Reasoning for Teachers I
MAT-504 Electronics Math I
PNN-103 Nursing Calculations
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra
MLT-103 Lab Mathematics
2.8+ with C or higher in Algebra I and Algebra II and Geometry, or Math 1 and Math 2 and Math 3 in high school. 31 – 50 50 – 59 MAT-121 College Algebra
2.8+ with C or higher in Pre-Calc or Math 4 in high school 51 – 100 31 – 50 60 – 79 MAT-128 Precalculus
MAT-134 Trig and Analytic Geometry
2.8+ with C or higher in high school Calculus 51 – 100 80 – 120 MAT-210 Calculus I

Evaluation and Testing

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