Placement / Eligibility

  • Students must meet the eligibility standards set by their high school/school district to attend Early College. 
  • Students must be at least 16 years old. However, students may apply for a waiver for this requirement through the Admissions and Registration Office. Students who turn 16 during the academic school year will be permitted to enroll in courses. (August through June) Students who do not meet this criterion will need to do the following:
  1. Complete the under 16 application
  2. Submit the under 16 checklist
  3. Provide an official transcript and one of the following:
    • GIEP
    • SAT score 480 English/ 530 Math, or ACT 21 on each section
    • Successfully complete the ACM placement assessment, all sections of the assessment must be taken.
  • ACM uses a series of multiple measures to determine eligibility for early college courses. Students must be able to successfully place into the course via their GPA or some other measure (SAT, ACT, AP, PARCC, and ACCUPLACER scores may be used to determine placement in Early College courses) 
    • Currently, students with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to take most Early College courses. College Algebra (MATH 102) requires a 3.0 GPA and at least a B high school Algebra II.  

    • Please contact your College & Career Coach for the current information on the scores that may make you eligible for Early College courses on various standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, AP, PARCC, and ACCUPLACER tests 

    • Students who do meet one of the above criteria will be required to take ACM’s placement test(s) to qualify for college courses
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