Prerequisites and Co-requisites for NSCC Courses
As of Fall 2015, all entering students will be assigned to a placement level in English (Writing), Math, and Reading depending on their ACT, COMPASS, or SAT scores in those areas. Successful completion of Level 1 progresses students to Level 2. Students who completed all Learning Support competencies in those areas prior to Fall 2015 are categorized as Level 2.
When advising students for Summer 2015, use the 2014–2015 catalog. Remember that students must complete ALL learning support modules in the summer to avoid taking a co-requisite learning support course with a college-level course in the fall. Partial completion of learning support in summer will not allow them to enter directly into college-level math or English in fall 2015.
When advising for Fall 2015, use the learning support documents below to place students into an appropriate co-requisite experience to gain learning support competencies using the new model. The document entitled Advising - Fall 2015 Course Descriptions has course descriptions as they will appear in the 2015-2016 catalog as well as a chart that describes placement levels in English, math, and reading. Since the 2015–2016 catalog is not available at this time, it will be important for faculty and staff to use this file to appropriately advise students.
Advising - Fall 2015 Course Descriptions (PDF)
Advising for Learning Support English and Reading Fall 2015 (PDF)
Advising for Learning Support Math Fall 2015 (PDF)
Learning Support Advising Quick Sheet (PDF)
Levels for English
|Level||ACT English sub-score||COMPASS Writing Skills||SAT Critical Reading||Placement|
|1||17 or below||76 or below||440 or below||ENGL 1010 + ENGL 0815|
|2||18 or higher||77 or higher||450 or above||ENGL 1010|
Levels for Mathematics
|Level||ACT Math sub-score||COMPASS Algebra||SAT||Placement|
|1||18 or below||37 or below||Math: 450 or below||MATH 1000 + 0815, MATH 1010 + 0825, MATH 1530 + 0835, MATH 1630 + 0845|
|2||19-26||38-83||Math: 460 or above||MATH 1000, 1010, 1130, 1410, 1530, 1630, or 1710|
|3||27 or higher||84 or above||Composite: 1220-1280||MATH 1720, 1830 or below|
|4||29 or higher||93 or above||Composite: 1290 or higher||MATH 1910 or below|
Levels for Reading
|Level||ACT Reading sub-score||COMPASS Reading||SAT Critical Reading||Placement|
|1||18 or below||82 or below||450 or below||Designated college-level course + READ 0815|
|2||19 or higher||83 or higher||460 or above||Any college-level course for which reading competency is a prerequisite|
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