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
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
Min. Score for Placement/Credit
American National Government and Politics
MTH245 & 255
CHM114 & 124
Computer Science A
Computer Science AB
CST113 plus 3 hr CST elective
SPN103 & SPN113
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:
Credit Granted Equivalent Course
Composition and Literature
Science and Mathematics
Spanish, Level 1
History and Social Sciences
Intro. to History Of The U.S. I: Early Colonializations to 1877