Placement Testing Exemptions

Most first-time students are required to take placement tests; however, there are exemptions for first-time and transfer students.

Math

If you have successfully completed a college-level math course at another institution and are able to provide transcripts showing successful completion, you do not need to take the math placement test.

If you scored 550 or higher on the math section of the SAT or 21 or higher on your ACT within the last two years, you are not required to take the math placement test. Your official SAT or ACT scores automatically place you into a college-level math course that satisfies the math requirement for graduation. If you are especially skilled at math or plan on pursuing a career that requires higher levels of math, you should take the math placement test to place into a higher college-level math course (e.g., pre-calculus, trigonometry, or calculus).

Reading

If you are a transfer student who has successfully completed more than 12 academic credits and can provide transcripts, you are exempt from the reading placement test. Official transcripts should be sent to the Records Office before registering. Unofficial transcripts may be provided to the advisor for informal evaluation when you register in person for the first time.

If you score 550 or higher on your Verbal SAT or 21 or higher on your ACT within the last two years and are able to send your official SAT or ACT scores to Carroll, you are exempt from the reading test and are considered "Reading Exempt" for prerequisite purposes (you meet the reading requirement for all courses).

English

If you have taken English 101/College Writing, that included a research paper, at another institution and can supply transcripts showing successful completion of the course, you are exempt from the English placement test.

If you score 550 or higher on your Writing SAT within the last two years and are able to send your official SAT scores to Carroll, you will be placed into ENGL-101.

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