How to prove placement into your intended classes:

  1. College Transcripts
    1. We will need to see the original grade as opposed to transfer credit, usually represented as TR or CR. Please submit the original transcript or score report (SAT/ACT/AP) where the credit originated.
  2. High School Transcripts (for students who graduated HS within the past 10 years)
    1. A student can show placement out of transitional math (MAT 003) and English (ENG 002) and register for gateway course (ex: ENG 111) by presenting their high school transcript and meeting the following criteria:
      1. Unweighted GPA of 2.8 or higher
      2. Benchmark SAT or Act scores (shown below)
    2. A student can place into a gateway Math or English course with a co-requisite by meeting the following criteria:
      1. Unweighted GPA of 2.2 to 2.799
      2. If student has above GPA, but an ACT score within 2 points of the benchmark, they can place into gateway course without co-requisite
    3. A student will place into transition Math and English courses with the following:
      1. Unweighted GPA if 2.199 or below
      2. If the student has above GPA, but an ACT score within 2 points of benchmark, they may place into gateway course with co-requisite.
  3. ACT/SAT scores (valid for 10 years)
    Reading English Math
    ACT 22 18 22
    Critical Reading Writing Math
    SAT (Prior to 3/16) 500 500 500
    Evidence Based Reading & Writing Math
    SAT (3/16 and after) 480 530
  4. AP Scores
    1. Click here for the Office of the Registrar. Then click on “Advanced Standing Credit” under “Page Index.”
  5. Placement into Calculus I (MAT 271) without the minimum AP score or completion of the college level equivalent to MAT 172
    1. A score of 2 or higher on the AP Calculus AB Exam.
    2. A grade of C or higher in an AP Calculus course and an unweighted HS GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    3. A  score of 90 or higher on the ACCUPLACER College-Level Math (CLM) test.
    4. A  score of 46 or higher on the trigonometry section of the ACT Compass Math Placement Test.
    5. A score of 580 or higher on the SAT Math prior to March 2016 or 600 or higher after March 2016 and a grade of C or higher in the North Carolina Standard Course of Student Pre-Calculus course or an equivalent course from another state.
    6. A score of 27 or higher on the ACT Math and a grade of C or higher in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study Pre-Calculus course or an equivalent course from another institution.
    7. A score of 560 or higher on the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2.
  6. Forsyth Tech Placement Test – The RISE can be taken in the Testing Center (Allman, 133) at Forsyth Tech to prove placement out of transitional math and English. Only those with a high school graduation date of  >10yrs may take the RISE placement test.