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FRESHMAN ASSESSMENT AND PLACEMENT STANDARDS

Mathematics
Students may not enroll in a mathematics course which is designed to be applied toward a baccalaureate or associate degree unless the minimum score prescribed below is earned on one of the following tests:

1. score of 19 on the mathematics section of the ACT.
2. score of 460 on the quantitative portion of the SAT-1.
3. scaled score of 85 on the arithmetic test and 84 on the elementary Algebra test of the ACCUPLACER.

English
Students may not enroll in an English composition course which is designed to be applied toward a baccalaureate or associate degree unless the minimum score prescribed below is earned on one of the following tests:

1. score of 18 on the English section of the ACT.
2. score of 450 on the verbal portion of the SAT-1.
3. scaled score of 88 on the Sentence skills test of the ACCUPLACER.

STUDENTS NOT MEETING THE ABOVE STANDARDS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A PROGRAM OR PROGRAMS IN DEVELOPMENTAL (PRE-COLLEGE LEVEL) MATHEMATICS OR ENGLISH COMPOSITION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED IN COURSES WHICH COUNT TOWARDS A BACCALAUREATE OR ASSOCIATE DEGREE.

(NOTE: THERE IS NO CHANGE FOR READING PLACEMENT SCORES.)

Students not meeting the standards above will be placed initially in developmental courses according to their ACT or SAT-1 scores. Those who wish to challenge their course placement may take the ACCUPLACER test. ACCUPLACER tests are administered in the Office of Student Academic Support Services, Room 114, Knutti Hall.

An ACCUPLACER test may be scheduled by calling the Office of Student Academic Support Services at 304/876-5221 or 1-800-344-5231, ext. 5221. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. There is a charge of $5.00 for the administration of the ACCUPLACER testing program. A student who has graduated from high school at least five years ago or who possesses a GED is exempt from the $5.00 fee.

Shepherd University | Office of the Registrar | P.O. Box 3210 | Shepherdstown, WV | 25443-3210
304-876-5463 | 800-344-5231 | FAX 304-876-5136 |
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