Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Testing and Placement

All new degree-seeking students registering for more than six credit hours are required to demonstrate college level competency in writing, reading and/or math prior to registration. Appropriate course placement in either college or pre-college courses is determined by a variety of measures, including placement tests, previous academic experience, advising, and so on. Exemptions to this policy must be evaluated prior to registration. (Please allow at least two weeks for these exemptions to be evaluated.)

  • Completed similar placement tests or the ACT and sent the official record of scores to Kirkwood. Math scores are considered valid for two years while reading and writing scores are valid for three years.
  • Successfully completed (C or better) college-level math and writing classes at a regionally accredited college.
  • Earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college.