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Placement Testing - Reading

The University has mandatory reading placement beginning fall 2009.  The placement for reading is determined by a student’s SAT Critical Reading (SATR) or ACT Reading (ACTR) score and/or transfer credit. Transfer students with 10 or more transfer hours will be exempt. Students without information will need to take a reading placement test in Academic Skills. Placement results determine the entry-level reading course students will need to take.

Reading Exemptions

Student will be exempt from a reading course based on the following:

Reading Placement

There are three possible reading recommendations:

Reading Sequence

Students who begin their reading placement in GENS 099 will also need to enroll in the subsequent reading course, GENS 151, in order to be prepared for college level reading. It is recommended that students enrolled in a full semester GENS 151 course also enroll in one of the following courses concurrently: History 101, 102, 111, 112/Economics 175/Psychology 201/Sociology 121/Biology 105.

More Information

For more information about Reading Placement, contact Lori Saxby, Reading Specialist, in Academic Skills at 812 464-1743 or

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