Exemptions

Lehigh Carbon Community College will exempt students from all or part of the COMPASS placement exam when provided with the following:

  1. Previous college attendance – if you enrolled in a Math or English course at another accredited College and can provide a copy of your transcript;
  2. Previous placement testing – if you completed a Math, English, or Reading placement test at another accredited College in the past two years and can provide a copy of your testing results;
  3. Official SAT/PSAT scores that are less than three years old as follows:
Math Score Placement
SAT/PSAT 500 and up MAT 105, 118, or 120*
     
English Score Placement
SAT/PSAT Critical Reading 490 and up ENG 105
     
Reading Score Placement
SAT/PSAT Critical Reading 490 and up No reading class required

*To enroll in higher level math classes, you must complete the COMPASS math test.

Biology

Students who have successfully completed a college level Biology course at an accredited institution are exempt from the Biology placement test.