Placement Assessments for Course Prerequisites
Placement assessments help WCTC determine your skill level in reading, writing and math, and can fulfill certain course prerequisites. Unofficial copies of the below assessments can be sent to admissions@wctc.edu. Applying for a program and need help interpreting your placement scores? Connect with an Enrollment Counselor.
You can meet a reading, writing and/or math prerequisite with one of the following:
ACT Minimum Score 
Course 

English: 21 
801223 English Composition 2 
English: 17 
801136 English Composition 1 If minimum scores are not met in English and Reading, take 838101 Intro to College Literacy and Communications* 
Reading: 17 
Reading requirement met  no additional reading course required 
English: 14 
838101 Intro to College Literacy and Communications* 
No minimum score required 
858702 Literacy and Communications* 
Math: 24 
804195 College Algebra w Apps 
Math: 23 
804116 College Technical Math 2 
Math: 21 
804114 College Technical Math 1B 
Math: 17 
804107 College Mathematics 
Math: 14 
834109 PreAlgebra* 
Math: No minimum score 
854793 Basic Math* 
* Denotes skillbuilding courses; if your score places you into a skillbuilding course:
 Reading or Writing: You may opt to take the ACCUPLACER© Placement Test to achieve a better score. There is no fee for first time test takers. Retests are $15.
 Math: You may opt to take either the ALEKS PPL or the ACCUPLACER© Placement Test to improve your score.
Choose Your ACCUPLACER© Test:
NextGeneration ACCUPLACER© Minimum Score 
Course Placement 

Writing: 276 
801223 English Composition 2 
Writing: 250 
801136 English Composition 1 If minimum scores are not met in Writing and Reading, take 838101 Intro to College Literacy and Communications* 
Reading: 248 
Reading requirement met 
Writing: 230 
838101 Intro to College Literacy and Communications* 
Writing/Reading: No minimum score 
858702 Literacy and Communications* 
Advanced Algebra: 267 
804195 College Algebra w Apps 
Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics: 260 
804115 College Technical Math 1 
Arithmetic: 258 
804107 College Mathematics 
Arithmetic: 210 
834109 PreAlgebra* 
Math: No minimum score 
854793 Basic Math* 
* Denotes skillbuilding courses; if your score places you into a skillbuilding course:
 Reading or Writing: You may opt to take the ACCUPLACER© Placement Test to achieve a better score. There is no fee for first time test takers. Retests are $15.
 Math: You may opt to take either the ALEKS PPL or the ACCUPLACER© Placement Test to improve your score.
ACCUPLACER© Minimum Score 
Course Placement 

Sentence Skills: 082 
801136 English Composition 1 If minimum scores are not met in Sentence Skills and Reading, take 838101 Intro to College Literacy and Communications* 
Reading: 070 
Reading requirement met  no additional reading course required 
Sentence Skills: 055 
838101 Intro to College Literacy and Communications* 
Sentence Skills/Reading: No minimum score 
858702 Literacy and Communications* 
CollegeLevel Math: 043 
804195 College Algebra w Apps 
Elementary Algebra: 055 
804114 College Technical Math 1B 
Arithmetic: 060 
804107 College Mathematics 
Arithmetic: 034 
834109 PreAlgebra* 
Math: No minimum score 
854793 Basic Math* 
* Denotes skillbuilding courses; if your score places you into a skillbuilding course:
 Reading or Writing: You may opt to take the ACCUPLACER© Placement Test to achieve a better score. There is no fee for first time test takers. Retests are $15.
 Math: You may opt to take either the ALEKS PPL or the ACCUPLACER© Placement Test to improve your score.
ESL ACCUPLACER© Minimum Score 
Course Placement 

Language Use: 103 
801136 English Composition 1 If minimum scores are not met in all areas, take 838101 Intro to College Literacy and Communications* 
ESL Reading: 103 
Reading requirement met 
Language Use: 082 
838101 College Literacy and Communications* Minimum score in only one area required 
Language Use/ 
858702 Literacy and Communications* No minimum score required 
*For ESL support, contact College and Career Readiness, 262.695.6521.
The table below contains ALEKS math placement scores and corresponding WCTC courses. This test is required for placement into Calculus or Trigonometry.
ALEKS Math Score 
Course Placement (Calculus for Engineering) 
Course Placement (NonCalculus) 

76 
804198 Calculus 1 

61 
804196 Trigonometry 
804116 College Technical Math 2 
46 
804195 College Algebra w Apps 
804114 College Technical Math 1B 
30 
804118 Intermediate Algebra w Apps 
804133 Math & Logic 
14 
834110 Elementary Algebra w Apps* 
834110 Elementary Algebra w Apps* 
06 
834109 PreAlgebra* 
834109 PreAlgebra* 
No minimum score 
854793 Basic Math* 
854793 Basic Math* 
* Denotes skillbuilding courses
COMPASS tests were offered prior to November 2016.
Compass Score 
Course Placement 

Writing Skills: 5999 
801136 English Composition 1 If minimum scores are not met in Writing Skills and Reading Skills, take 838101 Intro to College Literacy and Communications* 
Reading Skills: 7599 
Reading requirement met  no additional reading course required 
Writing Skills: 4358 
838101 Intro to College Literacy and Communications* 
Writing Skills/Reading Skills: No minimum score 
858702 Literacy and Communications* 
Algebra: 66 
804195 College Algebra w Apps 
Algebra: 4665 
804114 College Technical Math 1B 
PreAlgebra: 4499 
804113 College Technical Math 1A 
PreAlgebra: 4299 
804107 College Mathematics 
PreAlgebra: 2541 
834109 PreAlgebra* 
Math: No minimum score 
854793 Basic Math* 
* Denotes skillbuilding courses; if your score places you into a skillbuilding course:
 Reading or Writing: You may opt to take the ACCUPLACER© Placement Test to achieve a better score. There is no fee for first time test takers. Retests are $15.
 Math: You may opt to take either the ALEKS PPL or the ACCUPLACER© Placement Test to improve your score.
GED Area 
Minimum Score 
Course 

Reasoning Through Langauge Arts (RLA) 
165 
804136 English Composition 1 
Math 
165 
804107 College Mathematics 
Math 
175 
Credit for 804107 College Mathematics 
* Denotes skillbuilding courses; if your score places you into a skillbuilding course, you may opt to take either the ALEKS PPL or the ACCUPLACER© Placement Test to improve your score.
You can meet a reading, writing and/or math prerequisite with a high school GPA of 2.60 or higher. GPA must include completed coursework through the 11^{th} grade.
Course Placement:
 801136 English Composition 1
 804107 College Mathematics
 804113 College Technical Math 1
 804123 Math w Business Apps
 804211 Quantitative Reasoning

834110 Elementary Algebra w Apps*
* Denotes skillbuilding courses; if your score places you into a skillbuilding course, you may opt to take either the ALEKS PPL or the ACCUPLACER© Placement Test to improve your score.
A student can meet the reading proficiency prerequisite by having successfully completed (C/2.0 or higher) at least one general studies, associate degreelevel or higher course with a reading prerequisite.
A student can meet the writing proficiency prerequisite by having successfully completed (C/2.0 or higher) at least one general studies, associate's degreelevel or higher course with a writing prerequisite.
OR
A student can meet the reading and/or writing proficiency prerequisite by having successfully earned (C/2.0 or higher) a total of six credits at the associate degreelevel or higher within one or more of the following disciplines: Communications, Social Science, Natural Science and/or Humanities (except for Fine Arts).
Other assessments, like Asset and TABE, may also be used for course placement. Contact an Enrollment Counselor for more information.
Find My Placement Scores
As a WCTC student, you can view your placement scores via myWCTC:
 Log in to myWCTC
 Select "myProfile”
 Select “Prior Education and Testing”
For help interpreting your placement scores, connect with an Enrollment Counselor.