Compass exams serve as a second predictor of college mathematics and reading readiness. Students with an ACT Math sub score less than 19 (or equivalent SAT math score) must take the Math COMPASS exam. Students with an ACT Math sub score that is 19 or greater (SAT at least 460) but less than what is required for their desired course should take the UofL Mathematics Challenge Placement Exam.
Students with an ACT Reading sub score less than 20 (or an SAT Critical Reading score that is less than 470) MUST take the Reading COMPASS exam.
COMPASS and GEN 103/104
Math: Placement in GEN 103/104 is based on the following: a minimum COMPASS ALGEBRA score of 31; completion of MAT 065 or other equivalent course; COMPASS scores not high enough to be eligible for an appropriate general education mathematics course for the intended major. Advisors working with students are obliged to assist them in developing an individual schedule of classes that meets this state mandate and university requirement.
Find out more about GEN 103 and 104: Special Topics in College Mathematics.
COMPASS and GEN105
Reading: Students whose scores on the Reading COMPASS exam are less than 85 (or whose scores on the KentuckY Online TEsting (KYOTE) Reading exam are less than 20) will be required to register for GEN105, Special Topics in Supplemented College Reading. Advisors working with students are obliged to assist them in developing an individual schedule of classes that meets this state mandate and university requirement.
Find out more about GEN105: Special Topics in Supplemented College Reading
Calculus Preview Program
First-year engineering students are required to take an online diagnostic test, the SPEED Algebra Readiness Exam (ARE), to determine their readiness for their first engineering calculus course. This test is taken before orientation and information regarding the test is provided to students in pre-orientation materials. The test results will indicate if a student will benefit from a review of intermediate and advanced algebra skills to be better prepared for Engineering Analysis I. Check with the Speed Advising Center or with Carrye Wilkins at 502-852-7434.