Mandatory placement in an entry level reading course is required if the placement indicates the course is necessary. Students are exempt from a Reading course if they officially transfer 9.0 or more hours of college credit to USI.
The appropriate level course for all other students is determined by the SAT/ACT Reading score or by high school grade point average if a test score is not available. If none of these are available, then an ACCUPLACER Reading test will be required.
|ACT Reading score||SAT EBRW* score||SAT Critical Reading subscore||Without ACT or SAT test scores||Accuplacer score|
University Reading Level (UREAD)
|17 and higher||480 and higher||23 or higher||High school GPA 3.0 or higher||253 and higher|
|GENS 151||Less than 17||Less than 480||Less than 23||High school GPA 2.99 or lower||less than 253|
|Placement test required||No Scores or scores older than 5 years||No Scores or scores older than 5 years||No Scores or scores older than 5 years||No GPA or GPA older than 5 years|
*SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
Students who place into GENS 151 must take the GENS 151 course.
Students who need to take the placement test should refer to the section “General Placement Testing Information” for information about taking the placement test.
Reading Placement Test
Students who do not have SAT/ACT scores or an available high school GPA will need to take an Accuplacer Reading test.
The Reading placement test is administered using the computerized ACCUPLACER test.
Questions regarding reading placements can be directed to the Reading Specialist, Christine Wittmer, by email or by phone at 812/464-1743.