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Students planning to enroll in English or Mathematics courses or in courses requiring English or Mathematics prerequisites must take placement tests unless they qualify for an exemption. 

Placement Test Exemption Policies{expander}

  1. NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS Non-degree seeking students may be exempt from placement testing. Upon completion of 12 credits, non-degree seeking students must consult with an advisor for consent to register for additional coursework without placement testing. Such consent is granted based upon academic goals and past performance.
  2. GPA EXEMPTION English – Students with high school GPA of 2.7 or higher and have taken at least 2 years of high school English or students with 2.4-2.69 GPA plus 4 years of high school English may be exempt from placement testing. Math – Students with high school GPA of 2.7 or higher and have taken at least 2 years of high school Math or students with 2.4-2.69 GPA plus 4 years of high school Math may be exempt from placement testing.
  3. PRIOR COLLEGE-LEVEL ENGLISH AND/OR MATHEMATICS COURSEWORK Students who can verify with a transcript or grade report successful completion of prior college-level English and appropriate college-level Mathematics courses are exempt from taking the related placement test.
  4. EXEMPTION BY DEGREE Students who hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in the United States are exempt from basic skills placement testing.
  5. COMPLETION OF THE PLACEMENT TEST AND/OR THE HIGHEST DEVELOPMENTAL LEVEL AT ANOTHER COLLEGE – Students who have taken the placement exam at another college within the past two years or students who have completed the highest level of English as a Second Language (ESL) developmental reading, writing, and/or mathematics coursework at another college are eligible for a placement test exemption.
  6. STANDARDIZED TESTS
    Exemption by SAT – SAT-Critical Reading Score of 500 or above exempts
        ACCUPLACER English tests. SAT-Math Score of 500 or above exempts
        ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra and Arithmetic tests.
    Exemption by ACT – ACT Composite Score of 21 or above exempts
        ACCUPLACER English, Elementary Algebra and Arithmetic tests.

How and Where to take the Exam(s){expander}

Currently the exams are being proctored by the Information Technology Department of AUC.
Phone: 978-368-2386
eMail: ITS@auc.edu
Location: Haskell Hall, #213

For better results, schedule the testing.  Walk-ins are welcomed.
Time: Every Wednesday, starting at 3:00pm.  The department closes at 5pm.

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