Placement Test General Information
In order to be successful in college-level courses, students must have adequate foundational knowledge and skills. Pellissippi State provides refresher courses in reading, English, math and study skills to assist students in developing college-level skills in each of these areas. Students are placed into these courses based on the results of a placement tests.
New students must submit valid ACT/SAT scores. If students do not have ACT/SAT scores, students will take a COMPASS test.
**Valid test scores have been earned within 3 years prior to the first day of class of the student's entering term.
ACT Minimum College Level Scores
SAT Minimum College Level Scores
COMPASS Minimum College Level Scores
Students with scores below the minimum score in either the ACT/SAT or COMPASS must take the Placement Test in the area(s) that are below college level.
Placement test scores determine course placement in Learning Support reading, English, or math courses or college-level English or math courses.
Students with college-level transfer credit in English and math do not have to take the placement test.
Placement Test Information
Online resources for preparing for the Placement Tests are available through the following links: