FINISHED WITH ACCUPLACER NOW WHAT Libbey Cates MA

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FINISHED WITH ACCUPLACER… NOW WHAT? Libbey Cates, MA, CDF Coordinator of Student Support for

FINISHED WITH ACCUPLACER… NOW WHAT? Libbey Cates, MA, CDF Coordinator of Student Support for Dual Enrollment & Career Pathways Tri-County Technical College

? R E C A L P U C C A Why did I

? R E C A L P U C C A Why did I take • To see what you NEED TO WORK ON in math, reading, and grammar in order to BE READY FOR COLLEGE by high school graduation • To get familiar with a college placement exam You can use these scores at any two-year college in South Carolina…even after high school graduation! • To see if you are COLLEGE READY and prepared to take college course through dual enrollment

? s n a l p r u o y e What ar •

? s n a l p r u o y e What ar • Technical/Applied Program • Welding, HVAC, Mechatronics • Nursing, Vet Tech, Dental Assisting • Four Year • University Transfer • Bachelor’s Degree & Beyond • Military • Other

u o y r o f s s a l c t h g

u o y r o f s s a l c t h g i r e h t g n i Find • Technical/Applied Two-year Track • English: See left column of requirement by program. • Mathematics: See right column of requirement by program. • Example: Veterinary Technology • ENGL 101: English Composition I • MAT 120: Probability & Statistics

u o y r o f s s a l c t h g

u o y r o f s s a l c t h g i r e h t g n i Find • Four Year Track • • English (all majors): • ENG 101: English Composition I • ENG 102: English Composition II Mathematics (most math, science, engineering majors): • MAT 140: Analytical Geometry & Calculus I – • Many math, science & engineering majors will require you to take math beyond this level. Mathematics (most liberal arts majors): • MAT 110: College Algebra OR • MAT 120: Probability & Statistics

? e c a l p u o y d i d e Wher

? e c a l p u o y d i d e Wher ENG 031/032: Learn grammar rules and how to write effectively ENG 100: Similar level to English 4 in high school RDG 032 & RDG 100: Learn reading comprehension and retention

? e c a l p u o y d i d e Wher

? e c a l p u o y d i d e Wher Most math courses also require a reading score MAT 102: Similar to Algebra I in HS MAT 101: Similar to Pre Algebra in middle school MAT 031 & MAT 032: Similar to Basic Math in elementary and middle school

? s e r o c s r u o y e v a

? s e r o c s r u o y e v a h u o y t a h t w o n o d u o y o d t a h W Consider the possibilities: • I am happy with my level and I can… – …take dual enrollment classes in my senior year. • I know I can do better, so I will… – …practice and retake the assessment. – …take classes my senior year that will prepare me and build my skills for college level classes after high school graduation.

? t n e m s s e s s a e h t

? t n e m s s e s s a e h t Can you retake • Two additional assessments are allowed, then no more for two years • First reassessment is FREE • Second reassessment costs $10 • Only retake the section(s) you need • You can take the highest score from each assessment and use it for placement

? t n e m s s e s s a e h t

? t n e m s s e s s a e h t e k a Should you ret • Retake the assessment in junior year ONLY if you plan to take college/dual enrollment courses in your senior year • Otherwise, wait and retake the assessment in spring of senior year to give yourself time to improve knowledge/skills which were lacking

? t n e m s s e s s a e h t

? t n e m s s e s s a e h t e How to retak • Any Tri-County Technical College Campus • No appointment necessary • Bring your School ID or SC Drivers License/ID • Come prepared * For more information on retesting, go to www. tctc. edu and click on Admissions then Placement Testing

: t n e m s s e s s a e h t

: t n e m s s e s s a e h t e k a t e r o t g n i r a p Pre https: //accuplacer. collegeboard. org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer

p i h s r a l o h c S e f Li

p i h s r a l o h c S e f Li 2 Year Technical Colleges • Need a minimum 3. 0 final high school GPA on uniform grading scale 0 0 0 , $5 ! r a e y r pe 4 Year Colleges & Universities • Need a minimum 3. 0 final high school GPA on uniform grading scale • Graduate in the top 30% of your class • 24+ ACT or 1100 SAT (Critical Reading & Math only)

p i h s r a l o h c S e f Li

p i h s r a l o h c S e f Li $5, 000 per year! • May use on certificate, diploma, and degree courses • May requalify every year for up to four years • Complete 30 credit hours (≈ 10 classes) and earn a 3. 0 GPA by the end of freshman year to get scholarship again sophomore year

QUESTIONS? Reminder: Dual Enrollment Orientation is in the spring

QUESTIONS? Reminder: Dual Enrollment Orientation is in the spring