Skip to main content

Should I Take the Placement Test?

College Recognized Equivalent at Columbus State Community College

The purpose of the placement test is to determine your course eligibility for your first term at Columbus State.  You may be exempt from taking some or all sections of the placement test if you meet one or more of the College Recognized Equivalent categories below.

TEST MATH ENGLISH READING SUBMISSION PROCESS

ACT Test (completed within the last 2 years)

10 or higher

Please note: if your score is between 10-21, you could be placed into pre-college level math course(s). In these cases, taking the math portion of the placement test is recommended.

Need help navigating the ACT process? Click here to view the ACT Prep Guide. This guide will walk you through the process, from test registration to preparing for the exam to receiving your scores.

18 or higher

21 or higher

Click here to contact American College Testing to send your official ACT scores to Columbus State (School Code 3261).

Contact the Admissions department with questions.

SAT Test (completed within the last 2 years)

(old format - taken on or before February 2016)

480 or higher

Please note: if your score is between 480-510, you could be placed into pre-college level math course(s). In these cases, taking the math portion of the placement test is recommended.

Need help navigating the SAT process? Click here to view the SAT Prep Guide. This guide will walk you through the process, from test registration to preparing for the exam to receiving your scores.

430 or higher

(Writing)

450 or higher

(Critical Reading)

Click here to contact the College Board to send your official SAT scores to Columbus State (School Code 3261).

Contact the Admissions department with questions.

SAT Test (completed within the last 2 years)

(new format - taken on or after March 2016)

 

510 or higher

Please note: if your score is between 510-540, you could be placed into pre-college level math course(s). In these cases, taking the math portion of the placement test is recommended.

Need help navigating the SAT process? Click here to view the SAT Prep Guide. This guide will walk you through the process, from test registration to preparing for the exam to receiving your scores.

 490 or higher

(Evidence-based reading and writing)

 490 or higher

(Evidence-based reading and writing)

 

Click here to contact the College Board to send your official SAT scores to Columbus State (School Code 3261).

Contact the Admissions department with questions.

AP Credit

3,4,5
Calculus AB or
Calculus BC or
Statistics

3,4,5
English Comp & Lit or
English Comp & Lang

Not applicable

Click here to contact the College Board to send your official AP records to Columbus State

Other ways to contact the College Board:

Via email:  apexams@info.collegeboard.org

Via phone:            
609-771-7300 or 888-225-5427

Via postal mail: 
AP Exams
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ  08541-6671

Contact the Office of the Registrar with questions.

CLEP

Calculus with Elementary Functions 69 or higher or College Mathematics – 69 or higher

Not applicable

Not applicable

Click here to obtain an official CLEP transcript from the College Board.

Phone:
1-800-257-9558

Mail:
CLEP
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600

Contact the Office of the Registrar with questions.

College Transfer Credit

If you have completed English and/or Math at another college, have your transcript sent to Columbus State to determine your English and/or Math placement

Not applicable

Contact your previous college(s) to send your official, unopened transcripts to:

Columbus State Community College
ATTN: Office of the Registrar
PO Box 1609
550 E Spring St
Columbus, OH 43216

Click here for more information on transfer evaluation.