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Placement Assessment

Thank you for choosing Southern State Community College. Due to the distancing provisions around COVID-19 we are offering remote placement testing and limited on-site placement testing options. 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 studentsuccess@sscc.edu or contact the Advising Center at 937-393-3431, ext. 2825.

Placement Assessment Form

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.

Current ACCUPLACER® Dates

Due to the distancing provisions around COVID-19 we are offering remote placement testing and limited on-site placement testing options. 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 studentsuccess@sscc.edu or contact the Advising Center at 937-393-3431, ext. 2825.

Placement Assessment Form

Placement Policies

The following policies have been established regarding placement.

Degree-Seeking Students

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.

Transfer Students

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.

Non-Degree Students

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 Molly Clevenger, Disability Coordinator at 937.393.3431 x2604.

CCP Students

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).