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GCCC uses ACT, COMPASS, and ASSET for Course Placement.

ACT ®

ACT ® - English Scores for placement
  • English Comp 1: English score of 18 or higher
  • Intermediate English: English Score of 15-17
  • Basic English: English Score of 11-14


ACT ® - Reading Scores for placement
  • No Reading Classes Required: Reading score of 18 or higher
  • College Reading: Reading Score of 14-17
  • Reading Improvement: Reading Score of 11-13


ACT ® - Mathematics Scores for placement
  • College Algebra: Math Score of 24 or higher
  • Intermediate Algebra with Review: Math Score of 21-23
  • Beginning Algebra: Math Score of 18-20
  • College Math: Math Score of 11-17

COMPASS

COMPASS - Writing placements
  • English Comp 1: Writing placement 65-100
  • Intermediate English: Writing placement 38-64
  • Basic English: Writing placement 0-37
    Placement in English 101 requires a Reading Placement of College Reading or higher and an appropriate writing score.

COMPASS – Reading placements
  • No Reading Classes Required: Reading placement 81-100
  • College Reading: Reading placement 46-80
  • Reading Improvement: Reading placement 0-45

COMPASS – Math placements
  • College Algebra: Algebra Math Score of 66-100 or College Algebra Domain placement 0-45
  • Intermediate Algebra: Algebra Math Score of 47-65
  • Beginning Algebra: Pre-Algebra Domain placement 47-100 or Algebra Domain placement 0-46
  • College Math: Pre-Algebra Math Score of 0-46

ASSET

ASSET – Writing skills
Score Levels
  • English Comp 1: 40 and higher
  • Intermediate English: 31-39
  • Basic English: 23-30


ASSET – Reading skills
Score Levels
  • Reading Improvement : 0-35
  • College Reading: 36-39
  • No Reading Classes Required: 40 and higher


ASSET – Math skills
Score Levels
  • College Algebra: Intermediate Algebra 41-55 or College Algebra 29-40
  • Intermediate Algebra: Elementary Algebra 41-55 or INtermediate Algebra 31-40
  • Beginning Algebra: Numerical skills 41-55 or Elementary Algebra 23-40
  • College Math: Numerical skills 23-40