Placement Testing



Shawnee Community College administers the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations to current and prospective students. All high school graduates (or those with a high school equivalency) are eligible to participate in the CLEP. CLEP examination credit will not be awarded for any course in which the student is presently enrolled. CLEP credit will also not be awarded for any equivalent course in which the student has previously received a grade or which he/she has audited. The College awards credits based on the recommendations from the American Council on Education.


Accuplacer tests may be scheduled at the Testing Center.

Reading SkillsWritingAdvanced Algebra and FunctionsQuantitative Reasoning, Algebra and StatisticsArithmetic
250+No Developmental Reading250+No Developmental Reading200+MAT 119, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213
215, 216, 217, 219, 220
260+MAT 110, 111, 112,113, 115, 116, 118200-300MAT-0039
243-249Mandatory coreq placement into ENG 048 and ENG 111243-249Mandatory coreq placement into ENG 048 and ENG 111250-259MAT-0043
237-242Mandatory concurrent placement into ENG 047 and ENG 048237-242Mandatory concurrent placement into ENG 047 and ENG 048200-249MAT-0041, 121,122
224-236Mandatory placement into ENG-0047224-236Mandatory placement into ENG-0047
<224Mandatory placement into ENG-0041<224Mandatory placement into ENG-0041


SAT Placement

Old SATNew SAT (10-40)Old SATNew SAT (10-40)Old SATNew SAT (10-40)
ReadingReadingWriting and LanguageWriting and LanguageMathMath
460+ ENG 11125+ ENG 111430+ ENG 11125+ ENG 111440-499 MAT 04324-26 MAT 043
500+ MAT 116 26.5+ MAT 116
*Students who test under these scores will need to take ACCUPLACER for proper placement.


ACT Placement

ACT Composite Score of 21 or greater required.


Advanced Placement for Dual Credit

Shawnee Community College accepts credit from Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. This program allows high school students to earn college credit by successfully completing the AP or IB examinations. To receive Shawnee Community College credit, students must earn a score of 3, 4, or 5, on the College Board Advanced Placement examination or a subject score of 4 or higher for IB Diploma Programme subjects accepted for credit. 
Students seeking AP/IB credit must request the original score report be sent to the Registrar. Credit received from AP/IB examinations will not count in the current semester hours and does not calculate in part-time/full-time status and/or toward financial aid. Credit granted will appear on the student’s transcript.


Contact for More Information

Admissions and Advising
Toll Free: 1-800-481-2242
Phone:     (618) 634-3200