Testing

The ACT/SAT scores of freshmen are used to determine entry-level courses for English composition, mathematics, and reading. Trevecca accepts a student's highest composite score but cannot combine scores from separate tests. Certain entering students will be required to take developmental studies courses based on their scores.

A new student will be placed in an entry-level course based on the following:

English Placement

ACT English SAT Critical Reading SAT (beginning March 2016 test date) Reading   
28+ 630+ 34+ ENG 1080 Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
19-27 470-620 26-33 ENG 1020 English Composition
18 450-460 25 ENG 1010 Introduction to Rhetoric
17 & below 440 & below 24 & below ENG 1010 + ENG 1010L Introduction to Rhetoric and Lab

Math Placement

ACT Math SAT Math SAT (beginning March 2016 test date) Math  
26+ 600+ 620+ MAT 1510 Calculus I
22-25 530-590 580-610 MAT 1310 Precalculus
20-21 480-520 520-570 MAT 1040 Concepts of Mathematics OR MAT 1055 College Algebra* OR MAT 1080 Problem Solving: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach
19 & below 470 & below 510 & below INT 0960 Intermediate Algebra**

*College Algebra does not satisfy the general education mathematics requirement.

**Developmental courses do not earn credit toward graduation.