Thank you for choosing Southern State Community College. If you are needing to take the placement assessment please select the button below to complete the Placement Assessments form and we will contact you via email or phone to schedule testing. To schedule an appointment with an Academic/Career Advisor to register for an upcoming semester please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Advising Center at 937-393-3431, ext. 2825.
Course Placement Guidelines
Listed below are the accepted Placement Assessments used for college level course placement. These college level courses include MATH 1124, MATH 1141, MATH 1160, MATH 2281, and ENGL 1101.
|Assessment||Math Score||English Score|
|ACCUPLACER||263 or higher||5 or higher|
|ACT||22 or higher||18 or higher|
|SAT||530 or higher||Writing 430 or higher
Critical Reading 450 or higher
Placement assessment scores will be valid for two years from the completion of that assessment, after which students may be required to repeat an assessment to determine current placement level.
Accuplacer Course Placement Guidelines
These guidelines indicate which beginning math and English courses will be required.
Accuplacer Test Prep
For Accuplacer Prep, please visit SSCC's Accuplacer Prep webpage for instructional videos and worksheets.
Current ACCUPLACER® Dates
If you are needing to take the placement assessment please select the button below to complete the Placement Assessments form and we will contact you via email or phone to schedule testing. To schedule an appointment with an Academic/Career Advisor to register for an upcoming semester please email email@example.com or contact the Advising Center at 937-393-3431, ext. 2825.
The following policies have been established regarding placement.
If you are a new student with no prior college course work who intends to earn a degree or obtain a certificate, you are required to take the ACCUPLACER® placement assessment.
Based on the results of an evaluation of transfer credits, if you are a new student with prior college course work in mathematics and English, you may (upon request) be excused from taking the assessment.
If you are a new student who wishes to take courses but does not intend to work toward a degree or certificate, you may not be required to take the assessment. However, non-degree students wishing to take any mathematics or English courses will be required to take the assessment before enrolling in those courses. Additionally, non-degree students who later decide to enter a degree/certificate program will be required to take the assessment.
Students with Disabilities
If you require special accommodations for the placement test, please contact Barb Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937.393.3431 x2620.
After your CCP application and high school transcript or grade report have been received and processed, SSCC's Admissions Office will contact you by mail with information on how to schedule the Placement Assessment. Two weeks after your assessment, you will be notified by mail of your college acceptance status.
Placement Retest Policy
Students may take the placement test twice during their first academic year (first test and one retest). During future academic years, students are limited to one retest per year. Students are encouraged to retest if:
- Results from the first test indicate a need for developmental courses
- Test results do not reflect student's prior learning
The higher score from either test will be used for placement.
Students may not take the placement test after enrolling in a course or sequence that is developmental in nature (ex. ENGL. 0097, ENGL. 0099). Placement tests may not be used as a substitute for passing developmental course(s).