Course Placement

At DSCC, course placement for new students is determined by a number of factors. Find the category below that describes you. Your placement in courses is based on one or more of the following:

  • ACT scores no older than five years
  • ACT ACCUPLACER scores
  • Successful completion (grade of C or higher) in college-level English, mathematics and a reading intensive course

CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WHO WISHES TO TAKE AN ENGLISH OR MATHEMATICS COURSE:

  • To take an English course - ACT score of 18 or higher in English and 19 or higher in Reading
  • To take a mathematics course - ACT score of 22 or higher in Math

FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN:

  • Under 21 years of age - Your ACT scores will be used to determine course placement. If your ACT scores are older than five years when you enroll as a degree-seeking student, you will need to retake the ACT.
  • 21 or over -  You will need to take the ACCUPLACER test.

TRANSFER STUDENT:

  • Under 21 years of age - Your ACT scores will be used to determine course placement. If your ACT scores are older than five years, you will need to retake the ACT.
  • 21 or over - You will need to take the ACCUPLACER test.

TRANSIENT STUDENT:

  • To take an English course - ACT score of 18 or higher in English and 19 or higher in Reading
  • To take a mathematics course - ACT score of 22 or higher in Math

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT:

  • Under 21 years of age - Your ACT  or SAT scores will be used to determine course placement. If your ACT scores are older than five years when you enroll as a degree-seeking student, you will need to retake the ACT or SAT.
  • 21 or over -  You will need to take the ACCUPLACER test.

NON-HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE OR NO REGULAR (STANDARD) DIPLOMA:

  • You must take the entire ACCUPLACER and enroll only in Learning Support courses as determined by your scores.

STUDENT NOT WORKING TOWARD A DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE AT DSCC (PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT, COLLEGE GRADUATE, AUDIT):

  • While you are not subject to overall course placement by either ACT or ACCUPLACER scores, you may be limited in the college-level courses you wish to take, especially in English and mathematics. Contact the Office of Admissions by calling 731-286-3350 or emailing enroll@dscc.edu for specific information.