State Fair Community College

Placement Testing

The purpose of the placement test is to measure your current skills in reading, writing and math and place you in the right course according to your academic skills. The placement test is not an admissions test.


Placement tests are required for:


  • All first-time degree-seeking students.
  • All transfer or returning degree-seeking students who do not have three semester hours of “C” grade or better credit in college-level English and three semester hours of “C” grade or better in college-level math OR who have not had the appropriate prerequisite course for the next course, i.e., a Business Math course would not satisfy the prerequisite for College Algebra.
  • All transfer students who enter on probation (less than 2.0 grade point average).

The placement testing requirement may be met by any one of the following:


  • Submit ACT scores earned within five years prior to enrollment. This is recommended for all recent high school graduates.
  • Submit ASSET scores for writing, reading, and math.
  • Submit COMPASS scores for writing, reading, and math.  Either the ASSET or COMPASS test is recommended for adults who have not attended school for four or more years.

For more information about any of these tests or to schedule a test, please call the Testing Center at (660) 530-5818.

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