What is ASSET?
Who takes ASSET?
When Do You Need to Take ASSET?
You must take ASSET before you register for your first semester at MCC. You will not be allowed to register for an English or mathematics class for credit until you have taken ASSET. Students may retest on ASSET based upon recommendation of the testing coordinator. Applicants for Allied Health programs should discuss retesting with the Student Services Counselor. (Allied Health programs include: Medical Assisting and Practical Nursing.)Who is Exempt from Taking ASSET?
a. Transfer students who have earned a "C" or better in credit courses from an accredited post-secondary institution for:
• entry level English composition (exempt Writing Skills),
• reading (exempt Reading Skills),
• math (exempt Numerical Skills), or
• college algebra ( exempt Numerical, Elementary & Intermediate Algebra).
b. Students who have taken the SAT will be placed in appropriate college level English and mathematics course if their scores are:
• 490 or above on the verbal portion (exempt Writing and Reading Skills)
• 500 or above on the math portion (exempt Numerical Skills, Elementary & Intermediate Algebra)
c. Emergency Medical Science, Medical Assisting, and Practical Nursing applicants are not exempt from ASSET.
More on ASSET
ASSET Advising Guide
To ensure your success at MCC, refer to the following ASSET ADVISING GUIDE to make certain that you are placed into the correct courses.
|Test||Score||Course Placement Recommendation|
|Writing Skills||23 - 37||English 080 - Writing Foundation - (non-credit course)|
|38 - 40||English 090 - Composition Strategies - (non-credit course)|
|41+||English 101 – Applied Communications I; English 111 - Expository Writing|
|Reading Skills||23 - 29||Reading 080 - Intro to College Reading - (non-credit course)|
|30 - 40||Reading 090 - Improved College Reading - (non-credit course)|
|36+||Proficiency for diploma and certificate programs only|
|41+||Proficiency for associate degree programs|
|Writing Skills||34 – 37||English 085 – Reading and Writing Foundations – (non-credit course)|
|Reading Skills||27 – 29||(Placement based on combination of both Writing and Reading Skills scores)|
|Writing Skills||38 - 40||English 095 - Reading and Composition Strategies – (non-credit course)|
|Reading Skills||36 - 40||(Placement based on combination of both Writing and Reading Skills scores)|
|Numerical Skills||23 - 35||Math 050 - Basic Math Skills - (non-credit course)|
|36 - 40||Math 060 - Essential Math Skills - (non-credit course)|
|41+||MAT 101 - Applied Math|
|Elementary Algebra||23 - 40||MAT 070 - Introductory Algebra|
|41+||MAT 120 - Geometry & Trigonometry; MAT 140 - Survey of Math|
|Intermediate Algebra||23 - 35||MAT 070 - Introductory Algebra|
|36 - 40||Math 080 - Intermediate Algebra - (non-credit course)|
|41+||Math 151 - Statistics; MAT 161 - College Algebra|
*Students who score below minimum cut-off scores must enroll in transitional study courses in order to ensure academic success once enrolled in the college level English, and mathematics courses.
Minimum ASSET recommended scores for Practical Nursing applicants:
? Writing Skills: 41
? Reading Skills: 41
? Numerical Skills 41
Attention: Medical Assisting and Practical Nursing applicants:
? Must take either COMPASS or ASSET.
? Scores may be transferred from other schools.
? Practical Nursing applicants may test twice each academic year. Deadline for all information to be considered for admission in the PN Program is October 15 of each year.