Placement Testing for High School Students


The purpose of placement testing is to enhance student success in college.  All students who plan to enroll for the first time in a college-level English or math course at Labette Community College must take the appropriate ACCUPLACER test or provide appropriate COMPASS, ACT, or SAT scores. Although COMPASS placement tests will no longer be given at LCC after May 2016, COMPASS placement test scores will be accepted until fall 2021.

English Composition I Course Placement

Students must have a minimum ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Writing score of 255, an ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 69, COMPASS writing score of 70, ACT English score of 18, or SAT Verbal score of 450 score to enroll in English Comp I.

Math Course Placement

Students must have an ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics (QRAS) score of 263, an ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra of 81, an ACCUPLACER College Level Math score of 40, a COMPASS Algebra score of 57, an ACT Math score of 20, or an SAT Math score of 480 in order to enroll in College Algebra.

Placement in appropriate courses will be determined during the enrollment process.  The ACCUPLACER test for each subject/discipline may be taken twice in a three month period. If the ACCUPLACER score falls into an appeal score zone, the student must follow the appeal process for that subject/discipline.

Reading Requirements for Health Science Programs

Some Health Science programs (such as Nursing) have a reading requirement determined by program policy. Students interested in any of these programs should check with their advisors to determine if such a requirement exists.

Students may arrange to take a placement test at their high school, or by contacting the LCC Student Success Center at (620) 820-1147 (or testing@labette.edu).  Students may also test at the Cherokee Center by calling 620-232-5820.

For details regarding the appeal process contact Nancy Newby, Concurrent/Dual Credit Coordinator, at 620-820-1221 or nancyn@labette.edu.

Contact Info

Nancy Newby

Concurrent/Dual Credit Coordinator
(620) 820-1221
nancyn@labette.edu