Matching your skills to your courses

English and math courses are part of nearly every degree program—and useful in everyday life outside college, too. To help you build your skills and be successful, Waubonsee places you into appropriate English and math courses based on your abilities. All new full-time students need to go through the course placement process. Part-time students only need to complete the process if enrolling in an English or math course.

Course placement is based on one of the following criteria:

College-Level English Placement Guide (Effective Fall 2019)

College-Level English Placement Guide, Effective Fall 2019
Placement Measure Minimum Score Course Placement Expiration
ACCUPLACER
WritePlacer Test &
Next Generation Reading Test
WritePlacer 5-6
& Next Gen. Reading 263
ENG 101
See Learning Assessment and Testing Services English Interpretation Guide for additional score options, ESL tests and placement into Developmental English courses
5 Years
ACCUPLACER
WritePlacer Test &
Next Generation Reading Test
WritePlacer 7-8
& Next Gen. Reading 250
ENG 101
See Learning Assessment and Testing Services English Interpretation Guide for additional score options, ESL tests and placement into Developmental English courses
5 Years
ACT
English & Reading Test
19 ENG 101
Students must have a score of 19 on both the English & Reading test
5 Years
SAT
Evidence-Based Reading &
Writing Test
480 ENG 101
New SAT taken 3/2016 or later
5 Years
GED
Reasoning
Language Arts Test
165 ENG 101 3 Years
HiSet
Language Arts-Writing &
Language Arts-Reading Test
15 and 4 on the Essay ENG 101
Students must have a score of 15 on both the Writing Test and Reading Test with a score of 4 on the Essay
3 Years
Transitional High School
English Course
A final grade of C or better in approved H.S. Transitional English Course ENG 101 18 Months from H.S. Graduation

College-Level Math Placement Guide (Effective Fall 2019)

College-Level Math Placement Guide, Effective Fall 2019
Placement Measure Minimum Score Course Placement Expiration
ACCUPLACER
Next Generation Quantitative Reasoning,
Algebra, & Statistics (QAS) Test
262-300 (Range 6) MTH 101, MTH 102, MTH 107, *MTH 109, *MTH 129, *MTH 130, *MTH 201
See Learning Assessment and Testing Services Math Interpretation Guide for additional score options and placement into Developmental Math courses
5 Years
ACCUPLACER
Next Generation Advanced Algebra &
Functions (AAF) Test
251-278 (Range 7) MTH 130, MTH 210, MTH 211 5 Years
ACCUPLACER
Next Generation Advanced Algebra &
Functions (AAF) Test
279-300 (Range 8) MTH 131 5 Years
ACT Math 22 MTH 101, MTH 102, MTH 107, MTH 109, MTH 129, MTH 130, MTH 201 5 Years
SAT Math 530 MTH 101, MTH 102, MTH 107, MTH 109, MTH 129, MTH 130, MTH 201 5 Years
ACT High-level Math 28 MTH 210, MTH 211, MTH 131 5 Years
SAT High-Level Math 660 MTH 210, MTH 211, MTH 131 5 Years
GED
Mathematical Reasoning Test
165 MTH 101, MTH 102, MTH 107, MTH 109, MTH 129, MTH 130, MTH 201 3 Years
HiSet
Mathematics Test
15 MTH 101, MTH 102, MTH 107, MTH 109, MTH 129, MTH 130, MTH 201 3 Years
Transitional High School
Math Course(s)
A final grade of C or Better in approved H.S. Transitional Math Course(s) Liberal Arts Math: MTH 101, MTH 102, MTH 107 18 Months from H.S. Graduation
Transitional High School
Math Course(s)
A final grade of C or Better in approved H.S. Transitional Math Course(s) STEM Math: MTH 109, MTH 129, MTH 130, MTH 201 18 Months from H.S. Graduation
Waubonsee Math Bridge Placement determined by Assessment Placement into various math courses based on Math Bridge Program Completion 18 Months from Bridge Completion

*Please Note: Placement into MTH 109, 129, 130 and 201 at these placement levels must also fulfill the Geometry Requirement