All students entering Concordia for the first time who do not have transfer credits for college level English or Math, will be placed in courses based on the English (reading & writing) and Math portions of the SAT or ACT.
In order to ensure student success at Concordia University Texas, we use a freshman's ACT or SAT score to place them in the correct level Math and English courses. Below, please find the placement exam policy, as well as study tips and practice questions. If a student wishes to challenge his/her placement on a particular portion of the test, or does not have ACT or SAT scores, it is University policy that the student take the corresponding Accuplacer Test.
If you have any questions or would like to take the Accuplacer for placement, please contact your admissions counselor. If you are not sure who your admissions counselor is, please contact the Assistant Director of Traditional Admissions, KC Pospisil at KC.Pospisil@concordia.edu or 512-313-4602.
All students entering Concordia for the first time who do not have transfer credit for college level English will be placed in courses based on Reading/Writing SAT scores or Reading/English ACT scores. The score that places them in the highest level will be used. If a student does not have ACT or SAT scores, they must take the Accuplacer for placement. Students who place into ENG 0201* may take the Accuplacer if they want to try to place directly into ENG 1316.
Students will be placed into courses according to the following criteria:
If student's highest score in ANY of the Reading, Writing or English testing categories is:
Then his/her English placement level is:
And therefore the student:
| ||Lower |
|Must enroll in ENG 0201* |
Co-enrolling in ENG 1316 is NOT recommended; students should enroll in an alternative companion course
| ||Middle Developmental English||Must enroll in ENG 0201* |
Student may co-enroll in any companion course
| ||Upper Developmental English||Must enroll in ENG 0201* |
Co-enrolling in ENG 1316 is required
| ||Lower College |
|Enroll in ENG 1316 |
Co-enrolling in ENG 1316 is recommended, but not required
| ||College Level English||Enroll in ENG 1316|
*Students placing into ENG 0201: Developmental Writing Workshop MUST also enroll in one of the following companion courses:
ENG 1316: Academic Research & Writing
PSY 1311: Introduction to Psychology
POLS 1303: American Government & Citizenship
HIS 1301: US History to 1877
HIS 1302: US History from 1877
*ENG 0201 enhances literacy skills by providing an “editing lab” for any writing-intensive class in any academic discipline. Coursework draws heavily on instructor-guided peer editing, supplemented by a close reading of thought-provoking texts, and presentations on mastering standard American grammar and usage. Assessments will include a writing portfolio and a final exam that covers editing skills and reading comprehension. The course does not fulfill Common Experience requirements. For students who simultaneously take (co-enroll in) ENG 0201 and ENG 1316, the final course score achieved in ENG 0201 will account for 30% of the ENG 1316 final course grade, in addition to the P/F recorded for ENG 0201. For all other students, the course is offered solely on a pass/fail basis.
All students entering Concordia for the first time that do not have transfer credit for college level math will be placed in courses based on Math SAT or ACT scores. The score that palces them in the highest level will be used. if a student does not have ACT or SAT scores, they must take the Accuplacer for placement. Students may challenge their placement in a math class by taking the Accuplacer.
If student's Math score is:
| ||Must enroll in MTH 0313: Fundamentals of Math|
| ||Must enroll in MTH 0302: Intermediate Algebra|
| ||Must enroll in Lower College |
Entry Level Math
| ||Must enroll in Upper College |
Entry Level Math
MTH 0313: Fundamentals of Math
MTH 0320: Intermediate Algebra
Re-testing policy: A student is allowed to take each section of the Accuplacer a total of two (2) times for a given semester. There must be 24 hours between tests. If the student fails the test twice, they are allowed to take the test one (1) final time for the following semester. In this case, there must be 30 days between the 2nd and 3rd tests.
Tips for taking the Accuplacer - http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/accuplacer/accuplacer-tips.html