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Testing Center

ALL ENTRY AND PLACEMENT CUT SCORES

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

The information contained on this page should be used for reference only.  If you have any questions about course placement using any of the test types or test scores listed here, contact your academic advisor for assistance.

Current High School Students or Recent High School Graduates (within the past two years):
Alternative placement allows students to use qualifying scores on the ACT, SAT, or Smarter Balanced Assessment tests for direct placement into Math and English courses.

Students who qualify under this category are exempt from taking the ACCUPLACER or EdReady placement tests.

Score Validity

ACT, SAT, Smarter Balanced Assessment, HiSET, and GED test scores are valid for two (2) years from the date taken. Current and expired ACCUPLACER scores may be used for Math and English placement.

Dual-Credit Programs

High school students CANNOT use their cumulative GPA to meet placement requirements.

INFORMATION FOR ACADEMIC ADVISORS

Multiple measures should be used first. The measures listed below should be the primary source of placement for all UHCC students (prior to referral to take ACCUPLACER or EdReady tests). Students are placed at the highest level possible via any single, acceptable measure (though students may enroll at a lower level at their discretion).

BANNER PLACEMENT CODES

BANNER CODE DESCRIPTION
A01 ACT English
SA1 Self-Reported ACT English
SATW SAT Writing (before March 2016)
SSAW Self-Reported SAT Writing (before March 2016)
S11 SAT Evidence Based Reading / Writing (after March 2016)
SS11 Self-Reported SAT E-B Reading/Writing (after March 2016)
SBEA Smarter Balanced English Achievement Level
12EN 12th Grade English Course
CHSG Cumulative High School GPA
HSLA HiSET Language Arts - Writing
GEDL GED Reasoning Through Lang Arts

 

BANNER CODE DESCRIPTION
A02 ACT Math
SA2 Self-Reported ACT Math
SATM SAT Math (before March 2016)
SSAR Self-Reported SAT Math (before March 2016)
S12 SAT Math Section (after March 2016)
SS12 Self-Reported SAT Math Section (after March 2016)
SBMA Smarter Balanced Mathematics Achievement Level
12GM 12th Grade Math Course
12TM 12th Grade Transitional Math
CHSG Cumulative High School GPA
MPA1 Math Placement Algebra 1 Grade
MPAG Math Placement Algebra 2 Grade
HSM HiSET Mathematics
GEDM GED Mathematical Reasoning

TEST SCORE TABLES

The table(s) below summarizes all of the available placement options and the minimum score required for direct placement into a Math or English course.

OPEN ENROLLMENT - NO PLACEMENT TEST REQUIRED

Banner Code(s) Assessment Type Assessment Measure / Description Score Range Placement
n/a n/a Open Enrollment - No Placement Test Required n/a MATH 75X

 

ACCUPLACER

Banner Code(s) Assessment Type Assessment Measure / Description Score Range Placement
AARI ACCUPLACER Arithmetic 200 - 249 MATH 75X
AARI ACCUPLACER Arithmetic 250 - 300 MATH 82
MATH 75X
AAL ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics 200 - 249 MATH 82
MATH 100 / 78
MATH 115 / 78
AAL ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics 250 - 275 MATH 103 / 88
MATH 100
MATH 111
MATH 115
AAL ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics 276 - 300 MATH 103
MATH 100
MATH 111
MATH 115
AAM ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra & Functions 200 - 249 MATH 103
MATH 100
MATH 111
MATH 115
AAM ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra & Functions 250 - 264 MATH 135
BUS 250
AAM ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra & Functions 265 - 284 MATH 140
AAM ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra & Functions 285 - 300 MATH 241
AWP, AAWP ACCUPLACER WritePlacer 0 - 2 Retake WritePlacer
AWP, AAWP ACCUPLACER WritePlacer 3 ENG 97
AWP, AAWP ACCUPLACER WritePlacer 4 ENG 100S
AWP, AAWP ACCUPLACER WritePlacer 5 - 8 ENG 100
AER ACCUPLACER ESL Reading 20 - 120 See comments (1) (2)
AEE ACCUPLACER ESL WritePlacer 1 - 6 See comments (1) (2)

(1) An ESOL instructor will review ESL reading score and essay to determine final course placement. Score processing takes 1 to 3 business days.
(2) To find your final ESOL / ESL placement test results, go to: http://go.hawaii.edu/6wA and follow the step-by-step instructions.

ACT

Banner Code(s) Assessment Type Assessment Measure / Description Score Range Placement
A02, S02 ACT Mathematics 16 - 36 MATH 82
A02, SA2 ACT Mathematics 17 - 36 MATH 103 / 88
MATH 100 / 78
MATH 115 / 78
A02, SA2 ACT Mathematics 22 - 36 MATH 103
MATH 100
MATH 111
MATH 115
A02, SA2 ACT Mathematics 27 - 36 MATH 135
BUS 250
A02, SA2 ACT Mathematics 29 - 36 MATH 140
A02, SA2 ACT Mathematics 31 - 36 MATH 241
A01, SA1 ACT English 11 - 36 ENG 100S
A01, SA1 ACT English 18 - 36 ENG 100

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) TESTS

Banner Code(s) Assessment Type Assessment Measure / Description Score Range Placement
not applicable Advanced Placement (AP) AP Calculus - AB Exam 4 Credit for MATH 241
not applicable Advanced Placement (AP) AP Calculus - BC Exam 3 Credit for MATH 241
not applicable Advanced Placement (AP) AP Calculus - BC Exam 5 Credit for MATH 241 & MATH 242

 

EDREADY

Banner Code(s) Assessment Type Assessment Measure / Description Score Range Placement
ERM1 EdReady Math Path 1 (Non-STEM) 62 - 71 MATH 100 / 78
MATH 115 / 78
ERM1 EdReady Math Path 1 (Non-STEM) 72 - 100 MATH 100
MATH 111
MATH 115
ERM2 EdReady Math Path 2 (STEM / Algebra) 30 - 61 MATH 82
ERM2 EdReady Math Path 2 (STEM / Algebra) 62 - 71 MATH 103 / 88
ERM2 EdReady Math Path 2 (STEM / Algebra) 72 - 100 MATH 103
ERM3 EdReady Math Path 3 (STEM / Calculus) 50 - 61 MATH 103
ERM3 EdReady Math Path 3 (STEM / Calculus) 62 - 71 MATH 135
BUS 250
ERM3 EdReady Math Path 3 (STEM / Calculus) 72 - 84 MATH 140
ERM3 EdReady Math Path 3 (STEM / Calculus) 85 - 100 MATH 241
ERE1 EdReady EdReady English Path 1 25 - 35 ENG 97
ERE1 EdReady EdReady English Path 1 36 - 63 ENG 100S
ERE1 EdReady EdReady English Path 1 64 - 100 ENG 100

 

GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (GED)

Banner Code(s) Assessment Type Assessment Measure / Description Score Range Placement
GEDM General Educational Development (GED) Mathematical Reasoning 170 - 200 MATH 103
MATH 100
MATH 100
MATH 115
GEDL General Educational Development (GED) Reasoning Through Language Arts 170 - 200 ENG 100

 

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST (HiSET)

Banner Code(s) Assessment Type Assessment Measure / Description Score Range Placement
HSM High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) Mathematics 15 - 20 MATH 103
MATH 100
MATH 111
MATH 115
HSLA High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) Language Arts - Writing 15 - 20 ENG 100

 

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

Banner Code(s) Assessment Type Assessment Measure / Description Score Range Placement
12GM High School Transcripts 12th Grade Math Course Grade A, B, C, D MATH 103
12TM High School Transcripts 12th Grade Transitional Math Course Grade
(Intro to College Mathematics)
A or B MATH 100
MATH 111
MATH 115
CHSG
MPAG
High School Transcripts Cumulative High School GPA is... AND
Algebra II Grade is
2.60 - 5.00
A or B
MATH 103
MATH 100
MATH 111
MATH 115
? High School Transcripts 12th Grade ELA or AP Language & Composition
Course Grade
A, B, C ENG 100
12EN High School Transcripts 12th Grade English Course Grade A or B ENG 100
12EN High School Transcripts 12th Grade English Course Grade C ENG 100S
CHSG High School Transcripts Cumulative High School GPA 2.60 - 5.00 ENG 100
CHSG High School Transcripts Cumulative High School GPA 2.00 - 2.59 ENG 100S

 

SAT

Banner Code(s) Assessment Type Assessment Measure / Description Score Range Placement
SATM, SSAR SAT Mathematics (taken before March 2016) 430 - 800 MATH 82
SATM, SSAR SAT Mathematics (taken before March 2016) 450 - 800 MATH 103 / 88
MATH 100 / 78
MATH 115 / 78
SATM, SSAR SAT Mathematics (taken before March 2016) 510 - 800 MATH 103
MATH 100
MATH 111
MATH 115
SATM, SSAR SAT Mathematics (taken before March 2016) 530 - 800 MATH 135
BUS 250
SATM, SSAR SAT Mathematics (taken before March 2016) 630 - 800 MATH 140
SATM, SSAR SAT Mathematics (taken before March 2016) 700 - 800 MATH 241
SATW, SSAW SAT Writing (taken before March 2016) 310 - 800 ENG 100S
SATW, SSAW SAT Writing (taken before March 2016) 510 - 800 ENG 100
S12, SS12 SAT Mathematics (taken after March 2016) 450 - 800 MATH 82
S12, SS12 SAT Mathematics (taken after March 2016) 480 - 800 MATH 103 / 88
MATH 100 / 78
MATH 115 / 78
S12, SS12 SAT Mathematics (taken after March 2016) 530 - 800 MATH 103
MATH 100
MATH 111
MATH 115
S12, SS12 SAT Mathematics (taken after March 2016) 550 - 800 MATH 135
BUS 250
S12, SS12 SAT Mathematics (taken after March 2016) 650 - 800 MATH 140
S12, SS12 SAT Mathematics (taken after March 2016) 730 - 800 MATH 241
S11, SS11 SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
(taken after March 2016)
310 - 800 ENG 100S
S11, SS11 SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
(taken after March 2016)
480 - 800 ENG 100

 

SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT

Banner Code(s) Assessment Type Assessment Measure / Description Score Range Placement
SBMA Smarter Balanced Mathematics Achievement Level 3 MATH 100
MATH 111
MATH 115
SBMA Smarter Balanced Mathematics Achievement Level 4 MATH 103
SBEA Smarter Balanced English Achievement Level 4 ENG 100

Last Reviewed: 9/13/2022