Placement Requirements

Please note that placement testing is used only to place students in the appropriate Reading, Math, and English classes so that they are given the proper foundation for success at SOWELA.

Students are counseled by academic advisors with the understanding that based on test scores, the students will be placed in the appropriate classes per the recommendation based on all test scores available.

Students that qualify for advanced placement based on superior ACT scores will need to ensure that the official ACT scores have been received by SOWELA. The student is responsible for contacting the Registrar's Office or One Stop Center to request advanced placement credit.

English Placement Score Requirements

Exam ENGL
1020
ENGL
1010
ENGL
1014
ENGL
0993
Technical
Diploma *
Practical
Nursing
CNA / Sterile
Processing
ACT English
26+
English
18+
English
17
English
Below 17
Reading 17
English 17
Reading 20
English 17
Reading
13
New SAT ERW
620+
ERW
500-610
ERW
470-490
ERW
Below 470
N/A N/A N/A
Old SAT N/A Verbal
450+
Verbal
430-440
Verbal
Below 430
N/A N/A N/A
Next Gen.
ACCUPLACER
N/A Writing
250+
Writing
225-249
Writing
Below 225
Reading 256
Writing 225
Reading 250
Writing 241
Reading
222

Math Placement Score Requirements

Exam MATH
1223
1313
2100
MATH
1100
MATH
1000
MATH
1004
1115
MATH
0993
Technical
Diploma *
Practical
Nursing
ACT Math
23+
Math
20+
Math
19+
Math
17+
Math
Below 17
Math
17
Math
18
New SAT Math
560+
Math
525+
Math
510+
Math
470+
Math
Below 460
N/A N/A
Old SAT Quantitative
530+
Quantitative
480+
Quantitative
460+
Quantitative
400+
Quantitative
Below 400
N/A N/A
Next Gen.
ACCUPLACER
AAF
276+
AAF
250+
AAF
225+
AAF
200+
QAS
Below 250
QAS
250
QAS
243

* For technical areas that require test scores for programmatic accreditation.

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Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

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ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

maegan.lewis@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

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