Remediation-Free Standards & Placement Testing
Applicants whose admission is based on assessment, regardless of campus, must demonstrate that they are remediation-free based on the standards set forth by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). Determination of remediation-free status is assessed by either ACT/SAT or ACCUPLACER scores that meet pre-defined thresholds. Currently, those thresholds are set as listed in the table:
Minimum Scores for Eligibility**
|English Subscore||18||EBRW 480||Next Gen Writing 263 or above or 5 on Writerplacer|
|Reading Subscore||22||EBRW 480||Next Gen Reading 250 or above|
|Mathematics Subscore||20*||520||QAS 263 or above/AAF 263 or above|
* While students who are deemed remediation free (at the baseline college-ready score) are to be placed into a credit-bearing mathematics course, students in a major requiring a STEM-intensive pathway may be subject to college level pre-requisite or supportive coursework (e.g., co-requisite, supplemental instruction) to fulfill major requirements.
** Subscore requirements are subject to change based on forthcoming revisions by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
*** Beginning on Monday, January 28, 2019, ACCUPLACER users transitioned to using next-generation placement tests.
Note: Students who are considered for CC+ admission based on the results of an assessment must demonstrate remediation-free status in both the English and reading subject areas. Participants who wish to enroll in a math course or any course with a math requisite must also demonstrate remediation-free status in math.
Remediation-free status for applicants to the Athens campus will be determined based on either the ACT or SAT scores provided by the applicant at the time of application.
Remediation-free status for applicants to the regional campuses will be determined based on results of ACCUPLACER placement testing, ACT or SAT scores. ACCUPLACER is offered on a limited number of dates, typically in mid-May. Students should contact the appropriate regional campus for additional scheduling options. Students wishing to participate in CC+ who have not taken the ACT or SAT or who have not earned remediation-free subscores on the ACT or SAT are required to complete ACCUPLACER placement testing.
If a regional campus applicant is not admitted due to low scores on the placement test, he or she may re-apply the following school year. Students are not permitted to take a placement exam more than one time during a 12-month period.