Placement Requirement

Depending on the program or Program Area you applied to, fulfilling the placement process may be required. Find info specific to your program or Program Area below. Please note: If your program is not listed below, placement is not required.

Programs and Program Areas Requiring Placement

Animals, Food, and Land

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Writing Placement

Writing Placement

Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement


Arts and Design

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Art
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Art - Transfer Major
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Writing Placement

Music – AA
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Music – AAA
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Writing Placement


Business

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Business - Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Business Transfer Major - Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Writing Placement

Writing Placement

Writing Placement

Writing Placement

Business Administration: Mt. Mercy Transfer
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Business Administration: University of Iowa Transfer
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Business Administration: Coe College Transfer
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Economics - Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement


Culture, Communication, and Human Behavior

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Anthropology, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Communication Studies, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Digital Media, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

English, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

History, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

History, Transfer Major
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Humanities, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Journalism, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Journalism, Transfer Major
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Philosophy, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Psychology, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Psychology, Transfer Major
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Religious Studies, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Sociology, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Sociology, Transfer Major
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement


Health and Wellness

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Writing Placement

Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Writing Placement


Manufacturing, Trades, and Transportation

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement

Writing Placement

Math Placement


Social Services, Safety, and Education

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Criminal Justice Transfer, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Criminal Justice, Career Program
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Early Childhood Education Transfer, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Early Childhood Education Transfer Major, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Early Childhood Education, Career Program
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Elementary Education Transfer Major, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Elementary Education, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Secondary Education (Non-STEM), Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Secondary Education (STEM), Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Writing Placement

Human and Family Services, Transfer Major, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Human Services/Social Work, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Human Services, Career Program
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Political Science Transfer, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Political Science, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement


STEM and IT

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Biology, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Biology, Transfer Major
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Chemistry, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Chemistry, Transfer Major
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Computer Science, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Engineering, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Engineering, Transfer Major
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Environmental Science, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Mathematics, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Mathematics, Transfer Major
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement

Physics, Liberal Arts
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Physics, Transfer Major
Math Placement
Writing Placement

Math Placement
Writing Placement


Other

Math Placement
Writing Placement


Next Steps

If courses in your program or Program Area have specific placement requirements (noted above), you'll need to complete them before attending orientation and registering for classes. You may need to provide placement scores and/or transcripts to fulfill the placement process.

How To Fulfill the Placement Process

Your next step is to fulfill the math, reading, and writing placement process. You can do that in one of the following ways:

  • For math, take a free ALEKS math placement assessment online on MyHub (see more info below)
    • OR submit qualifying ACT/SAT test score
    • OR provide qualifying college transcripts
  • For reading and writing, provide qualifying high school GPA
    • OR submit qualifying ACT/SAT test score
    • OR provide qualifying college transcripts
    • OR answer the Guided Writing Placement assessment online on MyHub (see more info below)

Note: The Accuplacer is no longer accepted for reading and writing placement.


Information About ALEKS

The ALEKS math placement assessment is available through MyHub. ALEKS is a math assessment used to map a student’s strengths and weaknesses and determine the most appropriate courses for each student.

Information About Guided Writing Placement
Guided Writing Placement is a self-reported assessment available through MyHub. After responding to the assessment, you will receive a writing placement based on your experience and confidence with reading and writing at the college level. Answering accurately will help ensure that you will be successful in the writing course that is best suited for your learning needs.

Placement in Courses

To see how your placement scores or GPA align with specific Kirkwood classes, see course placement information here.


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