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Your Placement Scores: What They Mean

Please see the charts below to help you understand what your scores mean. You can access your scores on WebAdvisor under the Students sections. Click on Test Summary to view your scores.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Doheny Learning Resource Center at (213) 477-2690.

English Course Placement

Course

SAT Writing

AND a passing score on one of the following exams

Nelson-Denny

Grammar

OR successful completion of a

pre-requisite course

Pre-Requisite Course

Min Score

Max Score

Min Score

Max Score

Min Score

Max Score

ENG 3X

0

329

N/A

0

23

N/A

ENG 6A

330

419

N/A

24

31

English 3X-- successful completion of course with at least a C (2.0)

ENG 6B

N/A

N/A

N/A

English 6A-- successful completion of course with at least a C (2.0)

ENG 1A

420

800

99

 

32

 

English 6A-- successful completion of course with at least a C (2.0)

  1. Locate your SAT Writing score (SAT WR): this reflects the highest English course placement for which you are eligible.
  2. Locate your Nelson-Denny score (Nelsndenny): only if you are eligible for ENG 1A. A Nelson-Denny score of 99 or higher will place you into ENG 1A. If your score is lower, locate your Grammar score.
  3. Locate your Grammar score: if your Grammar score meets the minimum for the English course that your SAT Writing score identified, you have placed into that course. If your Grammar score is below the minimum for the course identified by your SAT WR score, your placement is for the course identified in the same row as your Grammar score.

Reading Course Placement

Course

SAT Writing

AND a passing score on one of the following exams

Nelson-Denny

Grammar

Min Score

Max Score

Min Score

Max Score

Min Score

Max Score

SPR 51X (1 unit reading course)

0

419

N/A

0

31

SPR 55X (3 unit reading development course)

N/A

0

64

N/A

  1. Locate your Nelson-Denny score: a Nelson-Denny score between 0-64 indicates placement into SPR 55X. If your Nelson-Denny score is not within this range, go to step two.
  2. Locate your SAT WR and Grammar: scores falling within the given ranges indicate placement into SPR 51X.

Basic Math Course Placement**

Exams

Course Placement

Basic Math (Mth) score: 0-7

SPR 57X (3 unit math course)

Basic Math (Mth) score: 8-9

AND

Math-Algebra score: 0-11

SPR 56X (1 unit math course)

  1. Locate your Basic Math score (Mth)
  2. Locate your Algebra score (Math-Algbr)

**Questions regarding SPR 56X and 57X course placement should be directed to the Learning Resource Center (213) 477-2690.

Algebra Course Placement

Math-Algebra

Placement Exam Score

Course Placement

0-6

Math 2X

7-13

Math 10, 50, 51

14-20

Math 28, 38, PSY 40

21-30

Math 1

  1. Locate your Algebra sore (Math-Algbr)

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