First time students who have set their career goals meet with counselors to develop their educational plans and learn to monitor their own progress toward those plans. Students may also be assisted in their search for transfer colleges and in learning the transfer requirements of their chosen colleges.
ASSET - PLACEMENT TEST GIVEN AT IN DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOLS AND PINCKNEYVILLE CAMPUS. TEST SCORES VALID FOR 5 YEARS
- Compass - Students need to take the COMPASS/ASSET test if they plan to take a math class, an English class, or a class with a reading prerequisite. All students registering for 12 or more credit hours or students who have accumulated 12 credit hours must take the assessment test prior to registration.
Students are exempt if they scored at least a 20 in English, a 20 in Reading and a 22 in Math on the ACT or a 490 in English and a 520 in Math on the SAT. Testing takes place on a daily basis on campus with other testing dates and times scheduled as needed. Test scores are valid for five years. Students are allowed to take the COMPASS/ASSET test a maximum of two times after the beginning of their senior year.
- College credit by examination - Students may elect to earn college credit by demonstrating proficiency in subject area examinations.
- CLEP - College-Level Examination Program General and Subject Examinations
- PSB Test (Psychological Service Bureau Health Careers Aptitude Test) - PSB tests are required for students attempting entrance into the following programs: Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Lab Tech, Surgical Tech, Therapeutic Massage, Veterinary Tech, Radiology & Nursing. A fee and picture ID are required.