What Do My Scores Mean?

Score Equivalences

 

Glen Oaks Community College uses the Accuplacer test to place students in appropriate classes. Accuplacer and ACT/SAT scores help to ensure that students are not placed in a writing, reading, or math class that is too easy, too difficult, or unnecessary. It is very important that you speak to a Glen Oaks advisor about your scores. The information below is very general. In some cases it is in the student’s best interest to retake part or all of the Accuplacer test. In addition, there may be other options available to students that are not immediately obvious by a simple reading of their scores.

*Students may take all or any part of the Accuplacer test twice each semester.
 

Course Placement Evaluation Results and Advising Recommendations
(*Old refers to SAT scores prior to 2016)

 

ACCUPLACER SCORES ACT SCORES SAT SCORES COURSE PLACEMENT
Sentence Skills English Writing
20-53 N/A N/A ENG 071 Fundamentals of College Writing
54-85 N/A N/A ENG 073 Essentials of College Writing
86-120 19-36 Old* 450-800/
New 26-40
ENG 121 English Composition I
BUS 111 Contemporary Business/Technical Communication
Reading Reading Reading
Below 43 N/A N/A Take Nelson Denny
43-73 N/A N/A ENG 063 Reading for College
74-120 19-36 Old* 450-800/
New 25-40
ENG 121 English Composition I
BUS 111 Contemporary Business/Technical Communication
Arithmetic Math
20-83 N/A N/A MATH 060 Basic Math Skills
84-120 N/A New 22-24 MATH 100 Introductory Algebra
BUS 105 Business Math
BUS 119 Math for Technicians II
Elementary Algebra Math
20-55 N/A N/A See Arithmetic Scores
56-89 N/A New 25-28 MATH 104 Intermediate Algebra
90-120 23-27 Old* 560-650/
New 29-33
MATH 151 College Algebra
MATH 117 Finite Mathematics
College-Level Math Math
20-59 N/A N/A See Elementary Algebra Scores
60-120 28-36 Old* 651-800/
New 34-40
MATH 161 Calculus 1 & Analytical

It is very important that you speak to a Glen Oaks advisor about your scores.

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