To secure placement testing exemptions, incoming students must submit the following to the FCC Welcome Center in Jefferson Hall or via email to email@example.com:
Not everyone has to take reading, writing, and math placement tests! You may have documentation that qualifies you for an exemption in one or all areas of placement tests.
Individuals who have completed their junior year, seniors, and/or graduates of Maryland Public High Schools and present a transcript that verifies a cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or better will be exempt from reading, writing, and mathematics placement testing. This measure does not apply to grades earned in English as a Second or Other Language (ESL/ESOL) courses. This GPA exemption will be valid for five years after the date of the individual’s high school graduation.
To be exempt from the ACCUPLACER placement tests, students would need to have the following scores (Acceptable if within five years from the date the test is taken):
|Reading:||Evidence-Based Reading & Writing: 480||Composite/Average score of: 21|
Other Exemptions (only one needs to be met in each subject, valid 2 years post-graduation [test date for GED scores]):
(Reading & Writing)
*Reading and Writing exemption may be granted to students who earn equivalent credit for ENGL101 English Composition or the first college-level English composition course at an accredited U.S. institution or credit through DANTES Subject Standard Tests (DSST) or College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).
**Math exemption may be granted to students who earn equivalent credit in a general education math course, at the college level, at an accredited U.S. institution or credit through DSST or CLEP.
Credits earned through DSST or CLEP expire after 20 years. Find more information about DSST and CLEP through Prior Learning Assessment and make an appointment to take your DSST or CLEP exam for credit at the Testing Center.
You can earn college credit in as little as 25 hours of study; saving up to 25% of the cost of a college degree! Register at Modern States to take free classes that will help you prepare for a number of different CLEP tests. Modern States will also provide you with a test voucher for a free CLEP exam and reimburse your $30 testing fee that you pay to take the CLEP test at the FCC Testing Center!
Visit the Testing Center webpage under "Test Prep" for more information about Modern States and CLEP testing!
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