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Library: Room 143, Administration Building
Computer Lab: Room 803, Gillis Building
912-538-3132


Swainsboro Campus
Room 8133, Building 8
478-289-2322

Text Us @ 912-388-0343

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Leah Dasher
Director of Library Services
Vidalia Campus
Swainsboro Campus
(912) 538-3186
ldasher@southeasterntech.edu

Kaye Wickstrom
Assistant Librarian
Swainsboro Campus
(478) 289-2322
kwickstrom@southeasterntech.edu

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Placement Testing

The Placement Test is used to determine how equipped a student is for enrollment in college courses. Testing is required for all STC programs.  Each program has a set of minimum scores that must be met; failure to reach those scores will result in a student being required to take additional courses called Learning Support courses. The test covers three areas: reading, writing/grammar, and mathematics/algebra. Please refer to the calendar link on the STC website for test dates and times.

Under most circumstances, STC utilizes the Accuplacer Test for placement purposes.  Please refer to the following links for information and practice materials to prepare for the COMPASS Test.

What is the Accuplacer Test?

Accuplacer Study App

Compass Writing Preparation--Part I: An Overview

Compass Writing Preparation--Part 2: Punctuation

COMPASS Reading Preparation - Understanding Reading Genre

COMPASS Reading Preparation - Answering Multiple Choice Questions and Finding the Main Idea

COMPASS Pre-Algebra Review

COMPASS Algebra Review – Part 1

COMPASS Algebra Review – Part 2

Applicants will be admitted with regular status to an associate degree program with the following scores:

Test

Reading

Writing

Numerical

Algebra

ACCUPLACER

64

70

57

ASSET

41

40

42

COMPASS

79

62

37

SAT*

26

 

480

ACT

17

16

19

 

Applicants will be admitted with regular status to a diploma or certificate program (with the exception of Commercial Truck Driving) with the following scores:

Test

Reading

Writing

Numerical

Algebra

ACCUPLACER

55

60

34

ASSET

38

37

32

COMPASS

70

32

26

SAT*

24

 

440

ACT

13

12

17

GAHSGT

235

235

 

Applicants will be admitted with regular status to the Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder program, Commercial Truck Driving program, and Shampoo Tech program with the following scores:

Test

Reading

Writing

Numerical

Algebra

ACCUPLACER

36

30

23

ASSET

29

32

29

COMPASS

46

15

17

SAT*

24

 

440

ACT

13

12

16

GAHSGT

235

235

*The SAT was redesigned on March 1, 2016. The scores in the table above reflect scores from SATs taken after that date. For SAT scores before that date, a SAT Math score of 440 or higher for degree programs and 400 or higher for diploma programs exempts placement testing.  For SAT Critical Reading scores before March 1, 2016, a score of 480 for degree programs and 430 for diploma programs exempts placement testing.

General Reminders

  • Bring a picture ID for entry into the testing lab
  • Do NOT bring cell phones or children with you to the test
  • Allow two to three hours to take test