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RP Part Two: Multiple Placement Options

You probably have test scores or transcripts that you can already use for placement. Check your records and carefully review the options below. If you have scores and/or transcripts for any of these options, please follow the instructions in each bullet point to send us your records for evaluation.

If you would like to print the multiple placement options information, please print this document: Placement Test Exemption Criteria (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) .

If you know with complete certainty that you do not have any scores/transcripts to review, please move forward to Part Three: MC Remote Placement.

 Maryland public high school students may be exempt from English and Math assessment based on their high school records. The following conditions apply to this exemption: 

  • Completion of junior year at a Maryland public high school
  • An unweighted, cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
  • English placement is ENGL 101+ ENGL 011
  • Math placement is MATH 050/117/120. If higher math placement is desired, please complete the MC Math Remote Placement
  • Option applies up to five years after graduation
  • ESOL Classes are not included in GPA calculation

MCPS students should submit a credit application to have the APPG placement uploaded to Montgomery College students’ records. This is an automatic process that takes up to two weeks after the student has been admitted to the College.  

Non-MCPS students should submit their high school transcript to Office of Raptor Centralnew window for review.   

MCPS students may be exempt from English (APPE) and/or Math (APPM) assessment based on completion of certain high school classes:

    • Honors English 12 (APPE)
    • AP Language/Composition (APPE)
    • Modern World History (APPE)
    • Algebra II (APPM)

      The following conditions apply to this exemption:
      • Must be a MCPS student
      • Received a “B” or better in the final semester of the class
      • English placement is ENGL 101+ ENGL 011 
      • Math placement is MATH 050/117/120. If higher math placement is desired, please complete the MC Math Remote Placement
      • Option applies up to one year after high school graduation

      You must submit a credit application to have the APPE/APPM placement sent by MCPS and uploaded to Montgomery College students’ records. This is an automatic process that takes up to two weeks after the student has been admitted to the College. 

You may be eligible for credit-level placement with minimum qualifying scores from these standardized tests:

APPROPRIATE STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES
  New SAT (After 3/1/2016) Old SAT (Before 3/1/2016) SAT - Reading Subset ACT
English / Reading 480+ Evidence-Based Reading/Writing 500+ Critical Reading 26+ 21+ Reading
Math

530+

500+ Not Applicable 21+

NOTE: Students with PARCC scores must see a counselor or academic advisor to interpret these scores.

SAT/ACT SCORES: Students should contact the Office of Raptor Centralnew window  for instructions on how to submit these scores.

SAT/ACT SCORES
  NEXTGEN ACCUPLACER ALEKS
English 263+ Not Applicable
Reading 263+ Not Applicable
Math NGAQ 250-262 30-45

TRANSFER ACCUPLACER SCORES: Students who have taken ACCUPLACER at another institution may submit those scores for evaluation. English and Reading scores should be less than 2 years old. Math scores should be less than 1 year old. Email RemotePlacement@montgomerycollege.edu for instructions. Montgomery College does not accept ACCUPLACER ESL scores.

TRANSFER ALEKS SCORES: Students may transfer ALEKS scores after completing Test #2 or higher. Diagnostic scores (Test #1) are not acceptable. Submit your scores for review to: ben.nicholson@montgomerycollege.edu

Maryland students who scored 165 or higher in the Reasoning Through Language Arts module are eligible to enroll in college-level English. Students who scored 165 or higher in the Mathematical Reasoning module are eligible to enroll in college-level Math courses. For evaluation, submit official scores to the Office of Raptor Centralnew window.

International Students may be exempt from taking an English or language  placement exam by submitting official minimum qualifying scores for:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • TOEFL 575+ (paper and pencil test)
  • TOEFL 90+ (internet-based test)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • IELTS 6.5+

Pearson Test of English Academic(PTE)

  • PTE 61 or higher (This does not replace but is an addition to TOEFL and/or IELTS).

Students applying with these scores will still need to complete Math placement requirements.

If you tested more than 5 years ago, you may need to complete additional placement requirements.

You must submit your scores to the Office of Raptor Centralnew window for review.

If you have AP or IB exams, please submit your official records to the Office of Records and Registration for review. For additional information on AP and IB exams visit this webpage: Credit for Prior Learning.

If you have completed a credited/college-level English Composition course of 100 or higher with a grade of “C” or better from an accredited U.S. college or university, please submit an unofficial transcript to the Office of Raptor Central.

NOTE: To receive credit for prior learning, submit an official transcript for evaluation to the Office of Records and Registration.

If you have earned an associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, please submit an unofficial college transcript showing the degree conferred with date to the Office of Raptor Central

Note: To receive credit for prior learning, submit an official transcript for evaluation to the Office of Records and Registration.

Here are some school codes you may use to submit official scores:

Montgomery College CEEB Codes
 Montgomery College CEEB Codes 
Germantown 5393
Rockville 5440
Takoma Park/Silver Spring 

5414  

After you complete RP Part Two, continue to RP Part Three below: