DMACC requires assessment of all new full-time students in order to provide information about students’ academic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Assessment information is then used in course selection and schedule planning. Assessment for part-time students is not required but strongly encouraged.
*Assessment scores used for admission purposes must be (5) years old or less from the test date.
*You must meet all assessment entry requirements before your application to DMACC can be accepted.
PLEASE COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:
- Complete the COMPASS test. It is made up of three tests: Reading, Writing and Math.
- Submit official ACT scores in reading, writing, and math. (All ACT scores must be sent)
- Provide evidence of successful college experience in math, reading, and writing course work.
||Grade of C or higher in a college-level writing course|
||Grade of C or higher in 6 hours of college-level academic course work such as psychology, sociology, economics, etc., and/or vocational technical course work requiring comparable reading skills|
||Grade of C or higher in a college-level mathematics course|
New students who fill out a DMACC application for admission and indicate that English is not their native language may need to take the ESL Compass. It is made up of four tests: Grammar/Usage, Reading, Listening, and Math. ESL students who submit ACT scores and do not score a 19 or above in any one area will be required to take the equivalent ESL Compass assessment unless they can show evidence of successful college experience.
*If you require testing accommodations, you may contact the Disabilities Services Coordinator at 515-964-6850 or 877-TO-DMACC (877-863-6222).