All new students admitted to a degree or certificate program are required to take a placement test unless they meet one of the exemptions listed below. The results will help with your placement into appropriate courses to ensure your academic success. Placement instruments are not used for admission to the college; although, they may be used as a guide for admission to certain limited access programs. There are two types of assessment instruments for general admission to the college: the College Placement Test (CPT) and the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Both measure reading, math and language skills. The placement test for degree programs (AA, AAS, AS and BAS) and the business or computer related college credit certificates is the College Placement Test (CPT). The placement test for vocational certificate programs and the EMT and Paramedic certificate programs is the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
Students earning scores less than minimum required by the State must enroll in college preparatory communication and computation instruction. Scores are only valid for TWO YEARS to the day of the initial testing date.
Exemptions to the Placement Test
College Placement Test (CPT) - Students do not need to take the related portions of the test if the following conditions are met:
SAT scores of 440 or above on critical reading or 440 or above on math for placement into Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033) or 500 or above on math for placement into College Algebra (MAC 1105)
ACT scores of 18 or above on the reading or 17 or above on English or 19 or above on math for placement into Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033) or 21 or above on math for placement into College Algebra (MAC 1105)
proof of successful completion of the equivalent of ENC 1101 (College Composition) or MAT 1033 (Intermediate Algebra)
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) - Students do not need to take the related portions of the test if the following conditions are met:
SAT scores of 440 or above on critical reading or 440 or above on math
ACT scores of 18 or above on the reading or 17 or above on English or 19 or above on math
CPT scores of 83 or above on the reading or 83 or above on the sentence skills or 72 or above on the elementary algebra
student has passed or is exempt from the CLAST exam
the student has an Associate in Applied Science degree or higher.
Starting College Preparatory Course Work
During their first term, full-time students who are registered for at least twelve (12) credits, shall begin competency-based preparatory instruction based on the placement test results. Part-time students shall enroll prior to completing twelve (12) credits.
Starting the Preparatory Sequence and Continuous Enrollment
Students enrolled in college preparatory instruction shall be permitted to take courses concurrently in other curriculum areas for which they are qualified. Students who test into college preparatory instruction and subsequently enroll in college preparatory instruction must successfully complete the required college preparatory studies by the time they have accumulated twelve (12) hours of college preparatory coursework or they must maintain continuous enrollment in college preparatory coursework each semester until the requirements are completed while performing satisfactorily in the degree earning coursework.
Limitations When Enrolled in College Preparatory Course Work
College preparatory students may not enroll in the following categories of college credit courses while completing their college preparatory coursework:
College preparatory students who are deficient in mathematics may not enroll in any higher level mathematics courses requiring satisfactory completion of college preparatory work or minimum placement test scores or any other courses that require mathematics skills that are beyond the skill level of the student.
College preparatory students who are deficient in English and/or reading skills may not enroll in English or humanities courses requiring satisfactory completion of college preparatory work or minimum placement test scores or any other courses that require communication skills that are beyond the skill level of the student.
College Preparatory Courses
If your placement test results indicate that you must fulfill college preparatory requirements in English, reading or math before enrolling in certain college credit courses, the following alternatives are available:
Daytona State College Preparatory Courses are: (tuition and fees are applicable):
Learning Center Support is included in the cost of the courses.
ALL OF THE ABOVE COURSES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID.
Daytona State College Adult High School Courses (Fees are applicable):
ADULT HIGH SCHOOL COURSES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID.
Other Provider Services
- Performance based fees
- $50.00 to enroll plus $50.00 due when student is successfully remediated.
- All course materials are provided at no additional charge. Courses offered include alternatives to all college prep math and writing courses. (Also offered is an on-line math anxiety reduction course).
- Courses delivered on-line or via home-study correspondence courses.
- Contact information for OnlineCollegePrep.com: Bob Hackworth (800) 366-4079 or www.OnlineCollegePrep.com.
Documentation of Remediation
In most cases, students must retake the placement test in order to register for college credit English and math courses. Students who have received instruction from an outside provider are allowed to retake the placement test free of charge and as often as needed so long as they have met the following criteria:
Documentation of remediation from the outside provider must be available. This documentation can be a letter or certificate which has the outside providers name, address and signature on it. It must be an original copy.
If a student has retaken the test once since receiving instruction from the outside provider and did not pass and wishes to retest, then the student will need updated documentation from the outside provider which is dated as to reflect the subsequent instruction.
Students must provide Assessment Services with a retest referral from a counselor or academic advisor and the outside provider's documentation attached. Assessment Services will keep the documentation on file and will be responsible for checking its accuracy. Daytona State College provides this information as a service to students and as required by law. Students may find additional alternatives through advertisements, in phone book listing or in local newspapers. The listing provided by Daytona State College is subject to change without notice and lists all providers of alternative services who request inclusion. The private providers are not affiliated with Daytona State College in any way, and Daytona State College does not endorse or warrant their products and services. Daytona State College assumes no responsibility related to the operations of private providers, and specifically disclaims any and all liabilities resulting from or arising out of or in connection with students' use of their products or services.