In order to assist students to achieve their goals in college, it is important to ensure that all students have the foundational skills in writing, reading and mathematics to succeed in all of their college courses.
The ACCUPLACER test is used to meet Admissions requirements and for placement purposes for the Learning Support Program. It is also used for Math Placement for students who are admitted via SAT or ACT scores but need to demonstrate the ability to take MATH 1111 or higher coursework for STEM Majors.
Thus, ACCUPLACER placement testing should be taken seriously by applicants who may wish to review materials to prepare prior to testing.
Entrance Exam Score
East Georgia State College has established minimum entrance scores in each subject area. Students must meet an exempting score in at least one area and score at least a minimum score in the other two areas. Those that are placed in all three areas of Learning Support or those that do not meet minimum entrance requirements are encouraged to consider the Summer Jump Start Academy as an alternative option. *Students who have a calculated high school GPA below 2.00 OR have earned a GED diploma, must not be placed in TWO Learning Support subject areas.
(prior to March 2016)
(as of March 2016)
|Score for Writing||17 English||430 Critical Reading||24 Reading||
OR 7 eWrite
|4 WritePlacer||42 Writing Skills|
|Score for Reading||17 English||430 Critical Reading||24 Reading||74 Reading||
61 Reading Comprehension
If Reading Comp is 75+, WritePlacer not required
|40 Reading Skills|
|Score for Algebra||17 Math||400 Math||22 Math||37 Algebra||
67 Elem. Algebra (Math 1001, 1101)
79 Elem. Algebra (Math 1111)
|42 Algebra w/Elem Algebra|
|Min. Score for Writing||
4 eWrite OR
|3 WritePlacer||37 Writing Skills|
|Min. Score for Reading||62 Reading||46 Reading Comprehension||36 Reading Skills|
|Min. Score for Algebra||20 Algebra||32 Elem. Algebra||31 Algebra w/Elem Algebra|
Entrance exam placement scores alone no longer determine placement, as per USG policy, a Mathematics Placement Index (MPI) and an English Placement Index (EPI) will be calculated based on High School Grade Point Average (HSGPA), SAT or ACT and, when indicated, and approved placement test. Please click link(s) below for more detailed information in calculation.
- Evaluation for Learning Support Placement
- For more information about how the indices are calculated, please visit the University System of Georgia’s Academic and Student Affairs Handbook.
|English Placement Index (EPI)||3032-3725||3726-4229||4230 + Above|
Math Placement Index (MPI)
Math 1001 or 1101 (Non-STEM)
|3032-3725||989-1164||1165 + Above|
Math Placement Index (MPI)
Math 1111 (STEM)
|928-988||989-1264||1265 + Above|
* NOTE: If EPI is 3031 or below, then MPI must be at least a 1028 + Above. If MPI is 927 or below, then EPI must be at least a 3905 + Above.