Alternatives to ACCUPLACER

Hello and Welcome to UDC-CC!

We at UDC-CC are looking forward to welcoming you as a new student for the Fall 2020 semester.  Due to COVID-19, UDC continues to work remotely. Therefore, we have had to change our assessment procedures in order to provide guidance related to placement in English and Mathematics courses. As an alternative to the ACCUPLACER assessment, we have implemented a multiple measures plan for all new students. Please review the alternative placement plan below to determine the courses in which you may be eligible to enroll. Placement is based on your grades in high school, and scores from the SAT, ACT, GED, PARCC, CSEC, TOEFL, and IELTS exams/assessments.  Please make sure that you review the requirements for your degree program to determine the mathematics course in which you may be eligible to enroll. Final course placement will be made during the academic advising session.

If you have any questions related to the information below, please send an email to udccctesting@udc.edu.

Subject/Scores

MATHEMATICS

If you received the following grades/scores in the courses/assessments/exams listed below:

You may be eligible to take the course/s listed below:

HIGH SCHOOL

Algebra II and Trigonometry 1.0 – 1.9 MATH 015C*
Algebra II and Trigonometry 2.0 - 2.49 IGED 120 (LAB) * OR MATH 105 (SI) *
Algebra II and Trigonometry ≥ 2.5 IGED 120 OR MATH 105
Pre-Calculus I or higher 3.0-3.4 MATH 114 OR MATH 113
Calculus I or higher ≥ 3.5 MATH 151 & MATH 155
AP Calculus AB ≥ 2.0 MATH 151 AND MATH 155

SAT

< 530 Algebra II and Trigonometry     1.0 – 1.9 MATH 015C
< 530 Algebra II and Trigonometry     or higher course 2.0-2.49 IGED 120 (LAB) OR MATH 105 (SI)
< 530 Algebra II and Trigonometry     or higher course ≥ 2.5 IGED 120 OR MATH 105
≥ 530 EXEMPT IGED 120 OR MATH 105
≥ 530 Pre Cal or higher course 3.0-3.49 MATH 114 OR MATH 113
≥ 530 Pre Cal or higher course ≥ 3.5 MATH 151 AND MATH 155

ACT

< 21 Algebra II and Trigonometry 1.0-1.9 MATH 015C
< 21 Algebra II and Trigonometry or higher course 2.0-2.49 IGED 120 (LAB) OR MATH 105 (SI)
< 21 Algebra II and Trigonometry     or higher course ≥ 2.5 IGED 120 OR MATH 105
≥ 21 EXEMPT IGED 120 OR MATH 105
≥ 21 Pre Cal or higher course 3.0-3.49 MATH 114 OR MATH 113
≥ 21 Pre Cal or higher course ≥ 3.5 MATH 151 AND MATH 155

GED

145-164 PASS IGED 120 (LAB) OR MATH 105 (SI)
 ≥165 EXEMPT IGED 120 OR MATH 105

PARCC

< 4 Algebra II and Trigonometry 1.0-1.9 MATH 015C
< 4 Algebra II and Trigonometry or higher course 2.0-2.49 IGED 120 (LAB) OR MATH 105 (SI)
< 4 Algebra II and Trigonometry     or higher course ≥ 2.5 IGED 120 OR MATH 105
≥  4 EXEMPT IGED 120 OR MATH 105
≥  4 Pre Cal or higher course 3.0-3.49 MATH 114 OR MATH 113
≥  4 Pre Cal or higher course ≥ 3.5 MATH 151 AND MATH 155

CSEC

IV, V VI MET ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT IGED 120 (LAB) OR MATH 105 (SI)
I, II, III MET ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT IGED 120 OR MATH 105

* course taught at Community College

* course taught at Community College

* course taught at Community College

Subject/Scores

ENGLISH

If you received the following grades/scores in the courses/assessments/exams listed below:

You may be eligible to take the course/s listed below:

HIGH SCHOOL

English III & IV 1.0 - 2.49 IGED 110 & ENGL 015*
English III & IV ≥ 2.5 IGED 110
AP Composition ≥ 2.0 IGED 110
AP Literature ≥ 2.0 IGED 110

SAT

< 480 English III & IV 1.0 - 2.49 IGED 110 & ENGL 015
< 480 English III & IV  ≥ 2.5 IGED 110
≥ 480 EXEMPT IGED 110

ACT

< 21 English III & IV 1.0 - 2.49 IGED 110 & ENGL 015
< 21 English III & IV ≥ 2.5 IGED 110
≥ 21 EXEMPT IGED 110

GED

145-164 PASS IGED 110 & ENGL 015
≥ 165 EXEMPT IGED 110

PARCC

< 4 English III & IV 2.0 - 2.49 IGED 110 & ENGL 015
< 4 English III & IV ≥ 2.5 IGED 110
≥ 4 EXEMPT IGED 110

TOEFL

79-89 MET ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT IGED 110 & ENGL 015
≥ 90 EXEMPT IGED 110

IELTS

6.0-6.4 MET ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT IGED 110 & ENGL 015
≥ 6.5 EXEMPT IGED 110

CSEC

IV, V VI MET ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT IGED 110 & ENGL 015
I, II, III MET ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT IGED 110

* course taught at Community College

High School Math and English course GPA’s are valid for 5 years from graduation date.

ACT scores are valid for 5 years from test date.  Email your score report to udccctesting@udc.edu.  You can access your score report here: https://services.actstudent.org/

SAT scores are valid for 5 years from test date. Email your score report to udccctesting@udc.edu.  You can access your score report here: https://studentscores.collegeboard.org/home

ACCUPLACER scores from other institutions are valid for 2 years from test date.  Scores are evaluated to reflect current UDC course placement criteria.  Email your score report to udccctesting@udc.edu.  You can access your score report here: https://studentportal.accuplacer.org/#/studentisr
PARCC scores are valid for 5 years from test date.

Official AP test scores of greater than or equal to 3 are may be eligible for course credit (AP English Literature & Composition, AP English Language & Composition, AP Calculus AB).  Please see the UDC Transfer Credit Policy.  You can access your score report here: https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores

College Transfer Course: If you have completed a credited/college-level English and/or Math course with a grade of “C” or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university please view UDC Transfer Credit Policy.

UDC English Language Proficiency Admissions Requirement
UDC English Language Proficiency Course Placement Requirement

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores: 90iBT or higher
  • International Language Testing System (ILETS) scores: 6.5 or higher
UDC Course Descriptions

UDC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

ENGL 015C: English Fundamentals (3)
Introduces the basics of the writing process that provide a foundation for clear and effective written expression by emphasizing grammatical correctness, sentence clarity, and paragraph effectiveness. (OFFERED AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ONLY)

IGED 110: Foundation Writing Arts and Humanities (3)
Foundation Writing seminars are 3‐credit Interdisciplinary General Education courses that focus on improving students’ critical reading and writing skills while exploring a given academic theme. The goal of these courses is to teach students how to read and write with skill and ease. Students learn to express ideas and thoughts using a range of written forms that consider content, audience, and professional standards.They study a variety of graphic and textual material using multiple approaches to reading, interpretation, and comprehension. Lec. 3 hrs.

MATH 015C: Gateway Algebra (3)
Equips beginning college students with basic mathematics skills. Introduces the decimal numeration system, including an examination of the arithmetic of whole numbers, rational numbers as common fractions and as decimals, percent’s, ratios and proportions, arithmetic of integers, properties of order;, and geometric formulas. Lec. 3 hrs (OFFERED AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ONLY)

IGED 120: Foundation Quantitative Reasoning (3)
Foundation Quantitative Reasoning seminars are 3‐credit Interdisciplinary General Education courses that focus on improving students’ quantitative reasoning skills while exploring a given academic theme. The goal of these courses is to teach student show to reason using the language and strategies of mathematics. Students analyze data, find connections among and between quantitative relationships, and communicate their findings using a variety of formats within different settings and to diverse audiences. By using a variety of strategies, students solve problems in a variety of real‐ world contexts.

MATH 105: Intermediate Algebra (3)
Instructs in intermediate algebra. Designed for students who are competent in introductory algebra but who require additional preparation prior to enrollment in courses that lead to calculus (e.g., MATH 113 or MATH 116). Develops basic geometric ideas, the real number system and algebraic expressions, factoring, exponents, radicals, rational expressions, first degree equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, the Cartesian plane, and systems of equations. Lec. 3 hrs

MATH 113: Pre-calculus with Trigonometry I (3)
Designed primarily for students preparing to take calculus, this course examines algebraic notation and symbolism, exponents and radicals, algebraic functions, solutions of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, relations and functions, rational functions and their graphs, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions and the appropriate graphs. Lec. 3 hrs

MATH 116: Finite Mathematics (3)
Investigates systems of linear equations, matrices and linear programming; elementary functions, especially logarithmic and exponential functions; and applications to business situations. Lec. 3 hrs

MATH 151: Calculus I (3)
Examines concepts and skills for limits and continuity, derivatives and their applications, integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and elementary transcendental functions. Includes computer laboratory as an integral part of the course. Lec. 3 hrs, Co-req: MATH 155;

MATH 115: Calculus I Lab (1)
Explores theoretical concepts and applications of Calculus I in and experimental environment. Designed to employ symbolic, numerical, and graphics capabilities of a computer algebra system. Lab 2 hrs, Co-req: MATH 151.