Steps to Enroll

Step 2 - Determine Placement Options

Effective for Summer 2019 enrollment, students who meet the standards identified below may use the following measures for their primary placement tool in lieu of taking the ACCUPLACER placement exam:

  • High School Transcript: Student has completed at least two years of high school coursework within the last 10 years, verified by an unofficial high school transcript listing a 2.6 or higher, unweighted, cumulative GPA
  • GED: Placement based on individual subject area scores of 165 or higher. Scores are valid for 5 years
  • ACT: Placement based on individual subject area scores of 18 or higher. Scores are valid for 5 years

Students may take the ACCUPLACER for additional placement options.

  • Submit your unofficial high school transcript online at or bring to the Testing Center
    • Note: For other purposes such as Financial Aid, etc. you may also need to have an official transcript sent by your high school to the SCC Admissions & Records Office
  • Mail or bring your GED or ACT scores to the Testing Center
  • Advisors will review your GPA placement for English, Reading and Math at your SOAR session (for new students) or in an advising session (for continuing students)

Effective for Summer 2019 enrollment, students must complete ACCUPLACER Placement Testing if:

  • You do not meet the high school GPA, GED, or ACT standards list above and have not completed college coursework in English, Reading, or Math with a grade of ‘C’ or higher
  • You wish to place in higher classes than your GPA, GED or ACT scores allow
  • You are enrolling in Dual/Concurrent Enrollment classes while still in high school and do not have one of the State required scores listed on the Dual/Concurrent enrollment form AND/OR do not meet the high school GPA requirements listed above
  • Students under the age of 18 must meet State admissions requirements AND course placement requirements

If you need to take the ACCUPLACER placement test:

Testing Center (SC-150), 480-423-6433

  • New students that are not exempt from testing based on one of the areas above must take all three sections (WritePlacer, Reading Comprehension & Math) of the placement test before registering. Test is untimed but plan for an average of 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
  • Photo ID and SCC Student ID number are required for all testing.
  • For information and preparation materials visit:
  • Outside of the Scottsdale area? Remote/Proctored ACCUPLACER testing may be available in your local area. Contact the Testing Center at for more information. Fees may apply.