In accordance with Arkansas law, all entering award-seeking and concurrently-enrolled high school students must demonstrate mastery of basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. The placement process implemented by Mid-South Community College helps students evaluate their academic strengths and weaknesses. MSCC recommends placement testing for all students.
Placement may be determined by scores earned on the American College Test (ACT), the Computerized Placement Assessment and Support System (COMPASS) or the Assessment of Skills for Successful Entry (ASSET). Students with placement test scores more than three years old may be required to retest.
Students without placement scores should take the COMPASS test which is administered By appointment in the Admissions Office. To schedule a test please call 870-733-6728 or email email@example.com. Additional testing times, offered prior to registration periods each semester, are listed in the MSCC Schedule of Classes.
When test scores and other admissions documents indicate weaknesses, students will be placed in appropriate developmental courses. Students must complete these courses before enrolling in courses which satisfy degree or certificate requirements.
Students who require disability accommodations for placement testing should provide appropriate documentation and notify the Coordinator of Student Disability Services in the Learning Success Center at least 10 business days prior to the test to ensure appropriate arrangements are made.
A $10 testing fee is payable in the Finance Office in the Reynolds Center prior to the testing time. Students may take the COMPASS test only once per semester. Students may challenge their scores on one of these tests by also taking the other; however, only one challenge per semester is allowed, and a second testing fee must be paid.
When non-award-seeking students wish to enroll without providing evidence of placement or other prerequisite requirements, they will be required to sign a prerequisite refusal form indicating that they have chosen to enroll without meeting course prerequisites, despite recommendations to do so.
NOTE: Students who place in developmental courses or who enroll part-time will not be able to complete program requirements within the traditional time limits.
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You must have photo ID and $10 receipt from the Finance Office to take the test
If you have any questions regarding placement testing, please contact :
The Recruiting & Admissions Office at:
870-733-6728 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic advising guidelines for communications courses are as follows:
|Dev. Reading I
Dev. Reading II None required
|Dev. English I
Dev. English II
Eng. Comp I
Academic advising guidelines for mathematics are as follows:
Students scoring 60+ on the COMPASS Pre-Algebra Test should also take the COMPASS Algebra test.
Students scoring 44+ on the ASSET Numerical Test should also take the ASSET Elementary Algebra test.