Placement Testing Exemptions

Most first-time students are required to take placement tests; however, there are exemptions that require providing official SAT or ACT scores or transcripts from another institution to Carroll.

In the case of providing transcripts, official transcripts should be sent to the Records office before registering. Unofficial transcripts may be provided to an Admissions Adviser for an informal evaluation when registering in person for the first time.

 

Math
Exemptions apply under the following conditions:

  • Scores 550 or higher on the math section of the SAT or 21 or higher on your ACT within the last two years.
  • Transcripts showing successful completion of a college-level math course at another institution.

Students who are skilled at math or plan to pursue a career that requires higher levels of math should take the math placement test to place into a higher college-level math course (e.g. pre-calculus, trigonometry or calculus).

 

Reading

Exemptions apply under the following conditions:

  • Scores of 550 or higher on the Verbal SAT or 21 or higher on the ACT within the last two years.
  • Transcripts, from another institution, showing successful completion of 12 college-level credits.

 

English

Exemptions apply under the following conditions:

  • Scores of 550 or higher on the Writing portion of the SAT within the last two years.
  • Provided transcripts, from another institution, showing successful completion of English 101/College Writing, which included writing a research paper.

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