Course Placement

At MCC, we use multiple measures and guided self-placement for course placement. Course placement is designed to maximize student outcomes by determining student readiness for college-level coursework.

You can sign up for a Placement Information Session Here
Review the Placement Presentation
Sign up for a placement appointment here

English Placement:

  • SAT Scores:
    • Students with a 500 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section within the last ten years are eligible for ENG101- English Composition I.
    • SAT scores should be sent to placement@middlesex.edu.
  • ACT Scores:
    • Students with a score of 22 or higher on the English Language Arts section within the last ten years are eligible for ENG101- English Composition I.
    • ACT scores should be sent to placement@middlesex.edu
  • High School Grade Point Average (GPA):
    • Students that have graduated high school with a 2.7 GPA or higher within the last ten years are eligible for ENG 101- English Composition I.
    • Students that have graduated high school with a 2.0 to 2.69 GPA within the last ten years are eligible for ENG 109 with ENG 101- Critical Thinking/English Composition I
    • Students that have graduated high school with a 1.99 or lower within the last ten years are eligible for ENG 092- Reading, Writing and Reasoning.
    • High school transcripts should be sent to transcripts@middlesex.edu
    • Students who graduated within the last five years and wish to have a review of their placement based on their high school GPA should schedule a "Double Check" appointment by completing the English Double Check form.
    • Students that graduated more than five years ago and want to change their placement should complete Guided Self-Placement.
  • HiSet or GED Scores:
    • Students that have taken the GED with a 165 or above within the last ten years are eligible for ENG101- English Composition I.
    • Students that have taken the HiSet with a score of 15 or above within the last ten years are eligible for ENG101- English Composition I.
    • Students with HiSet and GED as their sole measure for placement must place into math using guided self-placement.
    • HiSet and GED scores should be sent to placement@middlesex.edu.
If a student does not meet any of the criteria above, incoming students will use guided self-placement.
Math Placement:
  • SAT Scores:
    • Students with a 600 on the math section in the last three years are eligible to take MAT 290-Calculus I. Please request CollegeBoard to have your scores sent.
    • Students with a 550 on the math section in the last three years are eligible to take MAT 195- Precalculus for Engineering and Science.
      Please request CollegeBoard to have your scores sent.
    • SAT scores should be sent to placement@middlesex.edu.
  • ACT Scores:
    • Students with a score of 22 or higher on the math section within the last three years are eligible for college level math. Students wishing to take MAT290-Calculus I will need to take the ACCUPLACER.
    • ACT scores should be sent to placement@middlesex.edu.
  • High School Grade Point Average (GPA):
    • Students that have graduated high school with a 2.7 GPA or higher within the last three years are eligible for most entry-level college math up to MAT195- Precalculus & Trigonometry for Engineering and Science.
      • Students meeting the GPA criteria will be eligible for MAT 196 – Accelerated Precalculus & Trigonometry for Engineering and Science if they have passed Algebra 2 with a grade of B+ or better.
      • Students meeting the GPA criteria will be eligible for MAT290-Calculus I if they have passed Trigonometry and Precalculus or equivalent with a grade of B or better.
    • Students wishing to take MAT 290-Calculus I that do not meet the required high school prerequisite math courses may need to take the math ACCUPLACER only.
    • High school transcripts should be sent to transcripts@middlesex.edu
If a student does not meet any of the criteria above, incoming students will use guided self-placement.
We are offering virtual placement information sessions on course placement. In these sessions, we will review how to use multiple measures and self-placement. You should receive an email as soon as you register for the session. If you do not receive your zoom link, please check you spam/junk mail box. This is not a testing appointment. 

Once you have completed the steps above, make sure your placement is confirmed.

  • Students with multiple measures can email placement@middlesex.edu to verify documentation was received.
  • Students using guided self-placement will receive a confirmation email when placements are received within 1-2 business days. Guided Self-Placement forms are usually processed same-day, but please allow 48 hours for our team to review. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam, junk or others folder. You can also contact us at placement@middlesex.edu to verify your placements are in the system.
  • Students using Accuplacer will have their scores recorded by the Student Assessment office upon completion of the test and do not need to confirm placement.

Once your placement is confirmed, please register for a new student registration session. To sign up, please visit our advising page.


 

Last Modified: 7/18/24