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ACT and SAT Scores

The ACT or SAT are not requirements for admission at CTC. But, for applicants who have already taken the ACT or SAT, placement testing at CTC may not be necessary. Use the information below to determine whether or not you require placement testing. If your score meets or exceeds the minimum acceptable scores listed below, you are exempt from placement testing in that subject. CTC does not use composite ACT scores or total SAT scores. If you have questions about your ACT or SAT scores, please contact an Admissions Counselor.

Programs that Require Degree-Level English and Math

ACT

English (for Writing placement): 19
Math: 19
Reading: 19

PSAT10 or PSAT NMSQT

PSAT Reading Test: 23
PSAT Writing & Language Test: 24
PSAT Math Test: 22

SAT*

SAT Reading Test: 25
SAT Writing & Language Test: 26
SAT Math Test: 24

*The SAT was redesigned on March 1, 2016. The scores above reflect scores from SATs taken after that date. For SAT scores before that date, a SAT Math score of 440 or higher and a SAT Critical Reading score of 460 or higher exempts placement testing.

Programs that Require Diploma-Level English and Math (ENGL 1010, MATH 1012)

ACT

English (for Writing placement): 13
Math: 14
Reading: 14

PSAT10 or PSAT NMSQT

PSAT Reading Test: 16
PSAT Writing & Language Test: 15
PSAT Math Test: 18

SAT*

SAT Reading Test: 16
SAT Writing & Language Test: 15
SAT Math Test: 18

*The SAT was redesigned on March 1, 2016. The scores above reflect scores from SATs taken after that date. For SAT scores before that date, a SAT Math score of 310 or higher and a SAT Critical Reading score of 270 or higher exempts placement testing.