The University has mandatory reading placement. Based on their SAT Critical Reading (SATR) or ACT Reading (ACTR) score, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) section score, and/or transfer credit, some students will be required to take an entry-level reading course. Students without information will need to take a reading placement test in Academic Skills.
Students will place into one of two reading levels:
- University Level indicates that the student is capable of reading independently and ready to enroll in reading-intense college courses.
Students will be exempt from a reading course if they meet one of these criteria:
- SAT Critical Reading score of 23 or higher
- SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section score of 490 or higher
- ACT Reading score of 17 or higher
- 9+ hours of transfer credit
- Placement test Reading Comprehension score of 80 or higher.
Students will place into GENS 151 based on these criteria:
- SAT Critical Reading score less than 23
- SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score less than 490
- ACT Reading score less than 17
- Placement test Reading Comprehension score less than 80.
A reading placement test will be given to students who do not have SAT/ACT scores or transfer credit.
It is recommended that students enrolled in a full semester GENS 151 course also enroll in one of the following courses concurrently: History 101, 102, 111, 112; Economics 175; Sociology 121; or Biology 105.
Questions regarding reading placement can be directed to Lori Saxby, Reading Specialist, in Academic Skills at 812/464-1743 or firstname.lastname@example.org.