Student Testing and Course Placement

All new degree-seeking students registering for more than 11 credit hours are required to demonstrate college level competency in writing, reading and/or math prior to registration. Appropriate course placement in either college or pre-college courses is determined by a variety of measures, including placement tests, previous academic experience, advising, and so on. Exemptions to this procedure must be evaluated prior to registration. (Students need to allow at least two weeks for these exemptions to be evaluated.)

  • Completed similar placement tests or the ACT and sent the official record of scores to Kirkwood Community College. Math scores are considered valid for two years while reading and writing scores are valid for three years.
  • Successfully completed (C or better) college-level math and writing classes at an accredited college.
  • Earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college.