HCC utilizes ACT, COMPASS, ASSET, and ACCUPLACER for Course Placement.
ACT®  Writing, Reading, & Math Scores for placement

English Composition 1A: ACT English score of 20 or above

English Composition 1B: ACT English Score of 1719

Basic English: ACT English Score of 16 or below

Reading Comprehension: ACT Reading Score of 16 or below

College Algebra: ACT Mathematics Score of 21 or higher (Note: If below 21, students must complete a placement exam in order to be enrolled into a mathematics course.)
COMPASS  Writing, Reading, and Math Scores for placement
Score Levels

English Composition 1A: Writing placement score of 76 or above

English Composition 1B: Writing placement score of 5375

Basic English: Writing placement score of 52 or below

Reading Comprehension: Reading placement score of 74 or below

College Algebra: Math placement score (Algebra) of 48 or above

Intermediate Algebra: Math placement score (Algebra) of 2847

Basic Algebra: Math placement score (Algebra) of 27 or below—regardless of PreAlgebra score

Principles of Math: Math placement score (PreAlgebra) of 39 or below
ASSET  Writing and Reading Skills
Score Levels

English Composition 1A: Writing placement score of 45 or above

English Composition 1B: Writing placement score of 4144

Basic English: Writing placement score of 40 or below

Reading Comprehension: Reading placement score of 38 or below
ACCUPLACER (Elementary Algebra Version)  Math Scores for placement
Score Levels

College Algebra: Math placement score (Elementary Algebra version) of 75 or above

Intermediate Algebra: Math placement score (Elementary Algebra version) of 5774

Basic Algebra: Math placement score (Elementary Algebra version) of 2556

Essential Principles of Math: Math placement (Elementary Algebra version) of 24 or below
HCC utilizes ACT, COMPASS, ASSET, and ACCUPLACER for Course Placement.
ACT®  Writing, Reading, & Math Scores for placementEnglish Composition 1A: ACT English score of 20 orEnglish Composition 1B: ACT English Score ofBasic English: ACT English Score of 16 or beloReading Comprehension: ACT Reading Score of 16 or College Algebra: ACT Mathematics Score of 21 or higher (Note: If below 21, students must complete a placement exam in order to be enrolled into a mathematics course.)COMPASS  Writing, Reading, and Math Scores for placement
Score LevelsEnglish Composition 1A: Writing placement score of 76 or aboveEnglish Composition 1B: Writing placement score of 5asic English: Writing placement score of 52 or Reading Comprehension: Reading placement score of 74 or below College Algebra: Math placement score (Algebra) of 48 orermediate Algebra: Math placement score (Algebra) ofBasic Algebra: Math placement score (Algebra) of 27 or below—regardless of PreAlgebra scorePrinciples of Math: Math placement score (PreAlgebra) of 39 or belowASSET  Writing and Reading Skills
Score LevelsEnglish Composition 1A: Writing placement score of 45 or aboEnglish Composition 1B: Writing placement score of 4ic English: Writing placement score of 40 or belReading Comprehension: Reading placement score of 38 or belACCUPLACER (Elementary Algebra Version)  Math Scores for placement
Score LevelsCollege Algebra: Math placement score (Elementary Algebra version) of 75 or aboIntermediate Algebra: Math placement score (Elementary Algebra version) of 57Basic Algebra: Math placement score (Elementary Algebra version) of 2556Essential Principles of Math: Math placement (Elementary Alge