Students may be placed in one of three different levels for math and English: college level, college level with a required co-requisite course, or the transition center.
RCC uses a variety of sources to place students. These sources include high school GPA, GED/HiSET test scores, ACT test scores, SAT test scores, and coursework from colleges and universities. Students who do not meet the previous criteria will have the option of taking the RISE placement test administered on the RCC campus. Placement for math and English are evaluated independently. Students may be placed in different levels for math and English.
Students who graduate from an accredited high school are placed using RISE placement guidelines and do not have the option to take the RISE placement Test. Students who complete high school equivalency or adult high school must take the RISE placement test, unless waived by other test scores.
RCC offers many more courses than just math and English. Each course has its own placement requirements based on RISE placement guidelines. Once students are placed in the appropriate math and English levels, admissions staff and academic advisors assist students in selecting suitable courses.
|RCC Course Placement||Unweighted HS GPA||GED||HiSET|
|English without a Co-Req||2.80 or above||165 on all tests||15 on all tests and 4 Essay|
|English with a Co-Req||Between 2.20 and 2.79||145 on all tests|
|Transition English||Below 2.20|
|Math without a Co-Req||2.80 or above||165 on all tests||15 on all tests and 4 Essay|
|Math with a Co-Req||Between 2.20 and 2.79||145 on all tests|
|Transition Math||Below 2.20|
Accommodations Testing & Assistive Technology Equipment
Our Testing Center has assistive technology equipment available for students with disabilities to use as well as designated testing space specifically for students who need extra testing time or an environment that is quiet with low distractions.