Remediation-Free Standards & Placement Testing
Prior to an offer of admission being made, all applicants, regardless of campus, must demonstrate that they are remediation free based on standards set forth by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and Ohio University. 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 follows:
|Readiness Area||ACT||Old SAT||New SAT**||ACCUPLACER Classic||ACCUPLACER Next Gen***|
|English Subscore||18||Writing 430 or Reading Scale Critical Reading Score 450||EBRW 480||Sentence Skills 88 or 5 on Writerplacer||Next Gen Writing 263 or above or 5 on Writerplacer|
|Reading Subscore||22||450||EBRW 480||80||Next Gen Reading 250 or above|
|Mathematics Subscore||20*||490||520||50 CLM||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.
** The new SAT was offered for the first time in March 2016. Subscore requirements are subject to change based on forthcoming revisions by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
*** Beginning on Monday, January 28, 2019, classic ACCUPLACER tests will no longer be available. ACCUPLACER users will need to transition to using next-generation placement tests.
Note: For enrollment in CC+, students 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.