Exemption from Placement Testing
SAT, ACT, or GED Scores
In lieu of placement testing, students may submit recent SAT, ACT or GED scores for course placement. For minimum scores, refer to the current Tunxis SAT/ACT/GED Policy below.
To submit SAT, ACT, or GED scores for Tunxis course placements, students should complete the Application for Exemption from Placement Testing form. Documentation of test scores and test date must also be submitted (high school transcript, official score report, or unofficial score report printed from test web site). Test scores should be no more than 3 years old.
|SAT Reading||ACT English and Reading Combined||GED||Tunxis Course Placement|
|25 or higher||37 or higher||165 or higher||ENG-101|
|SAT Math||ACT Math||GED Mathematical Reasoning (MR)||Tunxis Course Placement|
|480 – 529||MAT-137L *See note below|
|530 – 569||18 – 21||165 or higher||MAT-135, 137, 137L*, 139|
|570 – 619||22 – 25||MAT-141, 146, 152, 165|
|620 – 669||26 – 28||MAT-172 or MAT-190|
|670 or higher||29 or higher||MAT-186|
*MAT 137L: Intermediate Algebra for the Liberal Arts is a credit-level course that serves as a prerequisite for Statistics, Number Systems, and Math for Liberal Arts only. Students who will need other math courses should not take this course.
To apply for exemption, submit the Application for Exemption from Placement Testing form.
You may be exempt from taking the placement test if any of the following conditions have been met:
- You have already taken a placement test at another Connecticut Community College.*
- You have already completed freshman-level college requirements in English at another college/university and you intend to take higher level English courses at Tunxis.*
- You have already completed freshman-level college requirements in Math at another college/university and you intend to take higher level Math courses at Tunxis.*
- You are a senior citizen (age 62 or over) and not enrolled in a degree program at Tunxis.
*requires proof via unofficial transcript
If you would like to apply for exemption from the placement test, please submit the Application for Exemption from Placement Testing. For questions about placement test exemption, please contact the Placement Test Coordinator.