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Dual Enrollment Testing & Assessment

If a student chooses to take a Math or English course and does not have the qualifying ACT scores, the student must take the Accuplacer Placement Assessment.  Students are strongly encouraged to study before testing.

Placement Assessment and Criteria Information

The Testing & Assessment Centers offer two different options for students who need to take the placement exam. On-campus and remote exam sessions are offered. All exam sessions require an appointment. Remote exam sessions require a strong internet connection and a computer or laptop with audio and video capabilities.


To schedule an ACCUPLACER exam, visit exam registration. For questions, email testing@sheltonstate.edu.

Free Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Help Sessions are offered at the Martin Campus of Shelton State Community College.

Free placement assessment help sessions offered through Shelton State Community College are for students taking the placement assessment for the first time or for students wishing to retake a portion of the assessment.

Placement for English 101

18 or higher ACT English subscore


Level 5 on the Accuplacer QAS

Placement for Math 100

18 or higher ACT Math subscore


High School GPA of 2.75 or higher and a grade of “A” or “B” in high school Algebra II, Pre-calculus, or Calculus


253 or higher on the Accuplacer QAS


Placement for Math 112 or Math 110

20 or higher ACT Math subscore for MTH 110


22 or higher ACT Math subscore for MTH 112

267 or higher on the Accuplacer QAS

Placement for Advanced Placement (AP)

Review the AP Score Chart below for placement equivalency.

AP Score Chart

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