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Test Exemptions

New Students

New students can waive the placement test and bypass developmental courses by:

  • High school unweighted grade-point average (GPA) equal to or greater than 2.6 and completion of four high school math courses [Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II (or the Standard Course of Study equivalents)] and one additional math course

    High School 4th Math Courses:

    • Advanced Functions and Modeling
    • Analytical Geometry
    • AP Statistics
    • Calculus
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Essentials for College Math, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) – Math Ready
    • Integrated Mathematics IV
    • International Baccalaureate Mathematics
    • Mindset
    • Precalculus
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Trigonometry
  • Scoring high enough to receive college credit in an Advanced Placement (AP) English or math test while in high school
  • Submitting an appropriate SAT or ACT score (earned within five years prior to enrollment)
    • ACT: math and reading score each equal to or greater than “22,” English score equal to or greater than “18”
    • SAT: math score prior to March 2016 is “500,” beginning March 2016 is “530,” writing and critical reading scores each equal to or greater than “500”
  • Earning an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
  • Receiving credit for college-level English and math

The above conditions apply to graduates of an accredited or certified high school approved by that state’s Department of Education. High School Equivalency Diplomas (HSED) and General Educational Development (GED) aren’t valid for this measure.

If you’re applying prior to high school graduation, you may use your cumulative GPA at the end of your first semester in the 12th grade, as well as ACT/SAT scores and qualifying transfer credits.


If you have any questions, please contact your advisor.