Exemptions

Please review the exemption lists below for English, Math, Reading and Science to determine course readiness and the need for additional placement testing.  
 
Reading Test Exemptions
  •  SATV – 490 or higher
  • ACT Reading - 20 or higher
  • AP Literature - Grade of B or higher
  • AP History - Grade of B or higher
 
English Test Exemptions
 
Automatic placement into ENG 099:
  • Not eligible for ENG 100 or ENG 105
 Automatic placement into ENG 100:
  • Final grade of C+ or lower in 12th grade English or AP English
  • ACT English – below 21
  • SAT Verbal – 350-480
 Automatic placement into ENG 105:
  • Final grade of B or higher in 12th grade English or AP English
  • ACT English – 21 or higher
  • SAT Verbal – 490 or higher
  • Written reference from 12th grade English teacher sent from their professional email address recommending the student for college-level coursework in English.
 Automatic placement into ENG 111:
  • Final grade of B or higher in 12th grade English or AP English
  • ACT English – 21 or higher
  • SAT Verbal – 490 or higher
  • Written reference from 12th grade English teacher sent from their professional email address recommending the student for college-level coursework in Speech
 Math Test Exemptions
 
Automatic placement into Math 090 and 120:
  • Any student (placement determined by Advisor based on major)
 Automatic placement into Math 105, 118, 121: 
  • SATM – 500 or higher
  • ACT Math – 21 or higher
  • Keystone Algebra I: Advanced
  • High school Math class, Algebra I or higher with a grade of B or higher
 Automatic placement into Math 125, 130, 150:
  • SATM – 650 or higher
  • ACT MAT – 29 or higher
  • High school Math class, Algebra II or higher with a grade of B or higher
 Automatic placement into Math 160:
  • High school College Algebra or Algebra III with a grade of B or higher
 Automatic placement into Math 188:
  • SATM – 650 or higher
  • ACT Math – 29 or higher
  • High school Calculus – Grade of C or higher
  • High school College Algebra or Algera III with a grade of B or better
 Automatic placement into Math 191:
  • AP Calc AB or BC – grade of C or higher
  • High school Calc – grade of B or higher
  • High school Trig or Precalc – Grade of C or higher
Science Placement

Astronomy
  • SATM – 500 or higher
  • ACT Math – 21 or higher
  • Keystone Algebra I: Advanced
  • High school Math class, Algebra I or higher with a grade of B or higher
Biology 105, 110, 135/7  
  • SATM – 500 or higher
  • ACT Math – 21 or higher
  • Keystone Algebra I: Advanced
  • High school Math class, Algebra I or higher with a grade of B or higher
 Biology 163
  • SATM – 500 or higher or ACT Math – 21 or higher or Keystone Algebra I: Advanced or High school Math class, Algebra I or higher with a grade of B or higher AND passing Biology test placement score or one year of high school Biology within the past five years with a grade of C or better.
 Chemistry 108
  • SATM – 500 or higher
  • ACT Math – 21 or higher
  • Keystone Algebra I: Advanced
  • High school Math class, Algebra I or higher with a grade of B or higher
 Chemistry 111
  • High school College Algebra or Algebra III with a grade of B or higher AND high school chemistry with a grade of B or higher
  • AP Calc AB or BC – grade of C or higher or High school Calc – grade of B or higher or High school Trig or Precalc – Grade of C or higher AND high school Chemistry with a grade of C or higher
Physics
  • Appropriate Math placement for the course pre-requisite
 *Students are urged to review course descriptions when determining appropriate placement based on the above exemptions