All entering students are assessed through a 3level screening guideline process.
 Screening Level 1: ACT Placement
All students who have taken the ACT within the last 5 years must make sure their scores are on file with the Admissions Office (2515802111).
 Screening Level 2: High School GPA and Grade Markers
Use if (a) students did not take the ACT test, (b) students’ ACT scores are over 5 years old, or (c) students’ scores do not meet guidelines. The students must make sure that the Admissions Office has their official high school transcript. Level 2 screening is based upon high school GPA and course of study.
 Screening Level 3: Accuplacer
If students do not meet placement requirements pursuant to the new guidelines for Level 1 and Level 2 screenings, then they will need to schedule a date to take the ACCUPLACER test. There is no charge for the first time students take the ACCUPLACER test. However, there is a $25 retest fee afterwards. Students may schedule a retest date any time after 6 weeks following their original test. However, students are limited to take the test only twice during their tenure at Coastal Alabama. All placement test results are valid for five years from the original or retest date.
English Placement Chart
Screening Level 1: ACT English Score 
Screening Level 2: HS GPA and English Grade 
Screening Level 3: ACCUPLACER Writing 

Score* 
Placement 
GPA/English Grade** 
Placement 
Score* 
Placement 
Below 17 
See SCREENING LEVEL 2 
Below 2.75 GPA 
See SCREENING LEVEL 3 
0 – 3 
ENR 098 
17 
ENG 101C with ENG 099 
2.75 or higher GPA and “C” in English IV 
ENG101C with ENG 099 
4 
ENG 101C with ENG 099 
18 or higher 
ENG 101 
2.75 or higher GPA and “A” or “B” in English IV 
ENG 101 
5 
ENG 101 
*Scores may be used for placement up to five (5) years from the date of the test.
**English grade and GPA may be used for placement up to five (5) years from the high school graduation date.
Math Placement Chart
Screening Level 1: ACT Math Score 
Screening Level 2: HS GPA and Math Grade 
Screening Level 3: ACCUPLACER 

Score* 
Placement 
GPA/Math Grade** 
Placement 
Score* 
Placement 
Below 17 
See SCREENING LEVEL 2 
Below 2.75 GPA 
See SCREENING LEVEL 3 
QAS 200 – 242 
MTH 098 
17 
MTH 100C & MTH 099 MTH 110S with support 
2.75 or higher GPA and “C” in Algebra II 
MTH 100C & MTH 099 MTH 110S with support 
QAS 243 – 252 
MTH 100C & MTH 099 MTH 110S with support 
18 – 19 
MTH 100 MTH 110 MTH 112S with support 
2.75 or higher GPA and “A” or “B” in Algebra II 
MTH 100 MTH 110 MTH 112S with support 
QAS 253 – 266 
MTH 100 MTH 110 MTH 112S with support 

HS Math Completed 
Course Placement 
QAS 267 – 300 
MTH 110 MTH 112 

20 or higher 
Algebra I (HS1) with an A, B, or C 
MTH 100 – Intermediate College Algebra MTH 110 – Finite Math 


Algebra II (HS2) with an A, B, or C 
MTH 100 – Intermediate College Algebra MTH 110 – Finite Math MTH 112 – Precalculus Algebra MTH 231 – Math for Elementary Ed Teacher I MTH 232 – Math for Elementary Ed Teacher II MTH 265 – Elementary Statistics 


Precalculus (HS3) with an A, B, or C or Calculus (HS4) with an A, B, or C 
MTH 100 – Intermediate College Algebra MTH 110 – Finite Math MTH 112 – Precalculus Algebra MTH 113 – Precalculus Trigonometry MTH 115 – Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry MTH 120* – Calculus and Its Applications MTH 125* – Calculus I MTH 231 – Math for Elementary Ed Teacher I MTH 232 – Math for Elementary Ed Teacher II MTH 265 – Elementary Statistics 
Note: MTH 116 (Mathematical Applications) is a Code C nontransferable course that has no prerequisite or placement score requirements. This course is for technical programs only. Students who plan to transfer to a fouryear institution should not take this course. 

*ACT math score of 25 or higher automatically places into MTH 120 or MTH 125. Scores may be used for placement up to five (5) years from the date of the test. Math grade and GPA may be used for placement up to five (5) years from the high school graduation date. 
MTH 116 does not count as a prerequisite for MTH 100. 