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Mandatory Academic Placement

Important Information

To provide the best opportunity for our students to be successful in their math and English courses, Northeast follows a mandatory placement policy. Mandatory placement requires students who score below minimum levels in reading, writing and/or math to take foundational coursework prior to enrollment into certain courses in order to develop their academic skills.

Prior to enrollment, students are required to submit a current set of placement test scores. Northeast accepts ACT, SAT, MAP and Accuplacer. Northeast administers the MAP test. These scores will be used during advisement to enroll students in the appropriate level of math and English.

Please note:

  • English and math requirements are unique to each program of study.
  • Students may take the MAP test if they wish to challenge their placement. Students may test twice in a semester. For more information about the MAP test: MAP/Testing Center
  • Advising is mandatory for all degree-seeking students who have earned less than 28 credit hours or not in good standing. To ensure proper course placement and selection, meet with an Advisor prior to registration.

Foundational English and Math courses:

  • ENGL 0900 Reading and Writing Skills (3 credits)
  • ENGL 0905 Reading and Writing Skills for Workplace Communication (2 credits)
  • ENGL 0955 Individualized English for Workplace Communication (1 credit)
  • ENGL 0980 Individualized English (1-2 credits)
  • ENGL 0990 Introduction to College Writing (3 credits)
  • MATH 0900 Prescriptive Mathematics I (1-2 credits)
  • MATH 0930 Individualized Mathematics I (1-2 credits)
  • MATH 0940 Pre-Algebra (3 credits)
  • MATH 0975 Math Literacy Support (2 credits)
  • MATH 1045 Elementary Algebra (3 credits)
  • MATH 1075 Math Literacy (4 credits)