Kansas City Kansas Community College is currently using multiple factors including, but not limited to, high school GPA/course grades, GED content scores, ACT/SAT scores, ACCUPLACER™ scores, and DANTES scores for course placement. For guidance about your course placement and for more information regarding multiple factors, contact Faith Moody at fmoody@kckcc.edu.

First-time college students who have taken the ACT or SAT within the last 24 months may be exempt from taking the placement evaluation in Reading and Writing if their score is ACT 23/SAT 575 or above in Reading and English. First-time college students who have taken the ACT or SAT within the last 24 months may be exempt from taking the placement evaluation in Math if their score is ACT 23/SAT 575 or above or higher in math.
Student Success Advisors use placement scores in advising all students. Placement includes three tests: reading, writing, and mathematics. ESOL Placement tests are given when TESOL scores warrant. Placement scores become part of each student record.

Transfer students with prior COMPASS and/or ACCUPLACER scores may submit official scores for evaluation to the Placement Testing Specialst 913-288-7171.

Every first time college student will take the required placement evaluation. First time college students includes those taking courses on campus, online, at Pioneer Career Center, at the Technical Education Center, and through high school partnership/dual and concurrent enrollment program. The only individuals exempt from taking the placement exam are those:

  • Enrolling only in Wellness.
  • Enrolling only in a physical activity class from the exercise science curriculum.
  • Enrolling only in contract agreement with KCKCC.
  • Who have earned a two-year or higher degree and whose study included Math and English from an accredited post-secondary institution.

Kansas City Kansas Community College uses multiple factors as part of the placement evaluation process. Multiple factors include ACCUPLACER placement scores, ACT/SAT scores, high school GPA/course grades, and DANTES scores. If you have questions about multiple factors contact placement testing at 913-288-7171.

Placement Based On ACCUPLACER Next GenerationExam

Reading

200-226 Enrollment in the Adult Education offered by Continuing Education.
227-241 Enrollment in READ0091 or INRW0099 is required. (Students who enroll in INRW are required to concurrently enroll in ENGL0101.) 

Students must select classes from the approved list of courses for students who test below 255 on the Reading Test . They should not enroll in more than 12 semester hours (6 in summer). 
242-254 Enrollment in READ0092 or INRW0099 is required. (Students who enroll in INRW are required to concurrently enroll in ENGL0101.) 

Although students are encouraged to select classes from the approved list of courses for students who test below 255 on the Reading Test they are not required to do so. Students should not enroll in more than 12 semester hours (6 in summer).
255-300 College level and above. No reading class is required.

Writing

200-226 Enrollment in the Adult Education offered by Continuing Education.
227-254 Enrollment in ENGL0099 (Pre-Composition) or INRW0099 is required. Students who enroll in ENGL0099 may not in enroll in Composition I at this time. Students who enroll in INRW are required to concurrently enroll in ENGL0101.
255-300 If reading test score is below 255, student must enroll in Pre-Composition and may not enroll in Composition I at this time.
If reading test score is 255 or above, student may enroll directly in Composition I. 

Mathematics

These math scores are to be used for placement in math classes only for first-time college students or students who have never taken a math class at any college.

200-219 MATH0097,Math Essentials, with Reading score of 240+ 
220-249 MATH0099 Elementary Algebra, with Reading score of 240+
250-262 MATH0104 Intermediate Algebra  
263-300 Student may take any math course providing all additional prerequisites for that course are met. 

Approved Courses for Students Who Test Below 255 on the Reading Test.

Health Professions:
ALHT 0104 Nursing Assistant (Score of 227+ required)
EMTC 0105 Emergency Medical Responder (Score of 242+ required)
EMTC0128 EMT Accelerated (Score of 242+ required)
EXSC0108 Bowling 
EXSC0115 First Aid
EXSC0143 Weight Training - Physical Conditioning
EXSC0148-151 Wellness and Fitness Center
EXSC0201 Introduction to Physical Education and Exercise Science (Score of 227+ required)
EXSC0210 Sports Officiating (Score of 227+ required)
EXSC0290 Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation 
FRSC0100 Firefighter I (Score of 227+ required)
FRSC0211 Firefighter II (Score of 227+ required)
NURS0100 Orientation to Nursing (Score of 227+ required)
PHTR0130 Introduction to Physical Therapy (Score of 227+ required)
 
Business:
BUSN0100 Introduction to Accounting (Score of 227+ required)
BUSN0290 Motivational Dynamics (Score of 227+ required)
BUSN1151 Basic Keyboarding (Score of 227+ required)
BUSN1153 Speedbuilding I (Score of 227+ required)
BUSN1163 Speedbuilding II (Score of 227+ required)
 
Humanities:
DIGI 0115 Beginning Photoshop (Score of 227+ required)
DIGI 0116 Intermediate PhotoShop (Score of 227+ required)
DIGI 0117 Advanced Photoshop (Score of 227+ required)
DIGI 0174 Beginning Illustrator (Score of 227+ required)
DIGI 0175 Advanced Illustrator (Score of 227+ required)
DIGI 0176 Graphic Design: Multi-Media and Web I (Score of 227+ required)
DIGI 0177 Graphic Design: Multi-Media and Web II (Score of 227+ required)
FNAR 0111 Drawing I 
FNA R0121 Painting I 
FNAR 0151 Sculpture I
FNAR 0161 Ceramics I
HIST0211 Contemporary Issues (Score of 227+ required)
MUSC0110 Music Fundamentals
Any of the Bands, Choirs, Ensembles or Private Lessons
THTR0105 Introduction to Acting (Score of 227+ required)
THTR0110 Improvisation (Score of 227+ required)
HUMN0150 Introduction to Women's Studies (Score of 227+ required)
HUMN0151 Men and Masculinities (Score of 227+ required)
 
Math/Science:
CIST0100 Introduction to the Internet (Score of 227+ required)
CIST0101 Computer Concepts and Applications (Score of 227+ required)
CIST0111 Microcomputer Business Software (Score of 227+ required)
CIST0117 Local Area Networking (with previous computer experience) (Score of 227+ required)
CIST0137 HTML: Web Page Development (Score of 227+ required)
CIST0166 Microcomputer Applications I (Spreadsheets) (Score of 227+ required)
MATH0097 Math Essentials (Score of 242+ required)
MATH0099 Elementary Algebra (Score of 242+ required)
MATH0104

With appropriate math score (Score of 227+ required)

 
Social Science:
ECED0150 Health, Safety, Nutrition (Score of 227+ required)
PSYC0112 Psychology of Personal Adjustment (Score of 227+ required)

Adult Education

First time college students testing below 227 on the ACCUPLACER Next Generation Reading test  or the ACCUPLACER Next Generation Writing test should enroll in the Adult Education program through continuing Education.

ESL students testing into the following score ranges should enroll in the ESL Adult Education program through Continuing Education:

  • ACCUPLACER ESL Reading Proficiency score between 1 & 56
  • ACCUPLACER ESL Language Use Proficiency score between 1 & 54
  • ACCUPLACER ESL Sentence Meaning Proficiency score between 1 & 60
  • ACCUPLACER ESL Listening Proficiency score between 1 & 49