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Rich Mountain Community College accepts ACT and SAT scores for placement purposes. RMCC offers the ASSET and/or the COMPASS test to students who do not have ACT or SAT scores. The ASSET, or the COMPASS test, is used to determine the best placement for students in Reading, English, and Mathematics courses.  For more information about testing at RMCC please contact the Financial Aid Administrative Assistant/Testing Coordinator at (479) 394-7622 ext.1422.

Placement Information Table

TEST  COMPASS ACT  SAT ASSET ENROLL IN
English/Writing 80+ 19+  470+ 45 or above English Composition I
Writing Skills 71-74 18   44 English Comp I with CLI 011
or College Literacy CLI 015
  62-70 17   42,43  English Comp I with CLI 011
or College Literacy CLI 015
  0-61 0-16   0-43 College Literacy CLI 015
           
Reading 83+ 19+  470+ 43 or above No requirement
Reading Skills 79-81 18   41,42 English Comp I with CLI 011
or College Literacy CLI 015
  76-78  17    40  English Comp I with CLI 011
or College Literacy CLI 015
  0-75 0-16    0-39 College Literacy CLI 015
           
Pre-Algebra (C) 42+ 17  N/A 40+ Beginning Algebra
Numerical Skills (A) 0-40 0-16  250-390 39 or below Basic Math
           
Algebra (C) 31-40 18  430-450 39 or above Intermediate Algebra
Elementary Algebra (A) 26-30 17  400-420 36-38 Beginning Algebra
  0-25 0-16  N/A 35 or below Further math assessment
           
Algebra (C) 41+ 19+   460+ 39+ College Algebra 
Intermediate Algebra (A) N/A N/A  N/A 40 or below Further math assessment
           

Student Outcomes Assessment

Act 98 of 1989 requires RMCC to administer an assessment program to evaluate student learning. This assessment is conducted each year to determine educational growth in RMCC's general education core curriculum. RMCC uses the results of the assessments to determine if the institution's mission, goals, and educational objectives are being reached and to make revisions where deemed needed.

Advance Placement Exam Criteria

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Entrance Examination Board gives students the opportunity to pursue college-level studies while still in high school and, with an appropriate score on an AP exam, to receive advance placement and/or credit upon entering the college. The AP examinations are offered annually by high schools who participate in this program. Rich Mountain Community College departments have authorized credit and/or placement for students who present qualifying scores in the following AP courses. Credit will be awarded after a student successfully completes a minimum of 12 hours credit with a 2.00 GPA or better at RMCC.

Advanced Placement Course RMCC Course Min. Score for
Placement/Credit
American National Government
and Politics
PSI103 4
Biology BIO104 4
Calculus AB MTH245 4
Calculus BC MTH245 & 255 4
Chemistry CHM114 4
  CHM114 & 124 5
Computer Science A CST113 4
Computer Science AB CST113 plus 3 hr
CST elective
4
English Lang/Comp ENG113 4
English Lit/Comp ENG123 4
History, U.S. HIS213 4
Macroeconomics ECN203 4
Microeconomics ECN213 4
Physics B PHS214 4
Physics CM PHS224 4
Psychology PSY203 4
Spanish Language SPN103 4
  SPN103 & SPN113 5

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Rich Mountain Community College recognizes the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Board as one method of establishing credit by examination. A student may earn up to 30 semester hours of college credit through CLEP; however, to receive credit, 12 semester hours of work must be successfully completed at Rich Mountain Community College.

The following table displays credit awarded by RMCC:

Examination Score Credit-Granting Credit Granted
Equivalent Course
Composition and Literature
Composition,Freshman 50 6 hours Eng113, 123
Humanities 50 6 hours Hum. Elective
Science and Mathematics
Algebra 50 3 hours MTH203
Biology 50 3 hours BIO104
Chemistry 50 6 hours CHM114,124
Trigonometry 50 3 hours MTH213
Foreign Languages
Spanish, Level 1 50 6 hours SPN103,113
History and Social Sciences
American Govt. 50 3 hours PSI103
Intro. to History
Of The U.S. I: Early
Colonializations to 1877
50 3 hours HIS213
History of the
U.S. II: 1865 to
the Present
50 3 hours HIS223
Macroeconomics,
Principles of
50 3 hours ECN203
Macroeconomics,
Principles of
50 3 hours ECN213
Psychology, Intro. 50 3 hours PSY203
Social Science and
History
50 6 hours S.Science elective
Sociology, Intro. 50 3 hours SOC103
Western Civilization I:
Ancient Near East to 1648
50 3 hours HIS113
Western Civilization II:
1648 to the Present
50 3 hours HIS123
Business
Accounting, Prin. Of 50 3 hours ACC203
Business Law, Intro. 50 3 hours BUS223
Marketing, Prin. Of 50 3 hours BUS253

The full text of Section 19 of Act 1052 of 1987 is available here.

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