Tunxis is operating under special conditions:

As a precaution due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus), college buildings are currently closed and all classes will be held online-only starting Monday, March 23.

All students should check their student email and Blackboard Learn for directions from their individual instructors.  FULL INFORMATION HERE.

Exemption from Placement Testing

SAT, ACT, or GED Scores and Other Exemptions

In lieu of placement testing, students may submit recent SAT, ACT or GED scores for course placement. Be sure to check the Graduation Guides for courses required for your degree or certificate.  For minimum scores, refer to the current Tunxis SAT/ACT/GED Policy below.  See below for other exemptions.  The form to request exemption is at the bottom of this page.

To submit SAT, ACT, or GED scores for Tunxis course placements, students should complete the Application for Exemption from Placement Testing form below.  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.

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.

Application for Exemption from Placement Testing

Student Information

Your student ID number is eight digits and can be found in your acceptance email.

Exemptions Requested

Documentation (Required)

Multiple files are allowed (use Ctrl key to select multiple files)

Submit Form to Tunxis

Trouble with the online form?  You may download the Word Document form to submit by mail or in-person.  Mail form and score reports to:

Academic Success & Tutoring Center
Tunxis Community College
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington CT 06032

For more information, contact the Academic Success & Tutoring Center at 860.773.1530 or tx-asc@tunxis.edu.