Proficiencies

College Reading and Writing Readiness

Incoming students are assessed for College Reading and Writing Readiness by meeting any ONE of the following in the appropriate category:

 First-Time College Student

• Confirmed top one-third rank in high school class upon graduation (or current top one- third high school rank after at least five semesters) based on unweighted GPA.

• Cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better after at least five semesters (applies only to CLC courses taken after May 2018).

• American College Test (ACT), Reading: Score of 17 or above, and English: Score of 17 or above.

• Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Evidence- Based Reading and Writing Score of 470 or above (prior to March 1, 2016; Critical Reading Score of 450 or above; March 1, 2015 Verbal Score of 450 or above). In the absence of an SAT score, equivalent PSAT scores may be used within two years of the PSAT test date.

• Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) ELA III score of 5.

• General Educational Development (GED) 2014: CLC English Placement Test or ELI ACCUPLACER required. GED (prior to 2014) transcript, Reading and Writing Skills: Score of 550 or above. Score of 165 or above for


Transfer or Adult Students

Transfer or Adult Students may qualify through one of the First-time College Student criteria or one of the following:

•  Evidence of an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited, degree-granting U.S. college or university.

•  Transcript from a regionally accredited, degree-granting U.S. college or university listing at least 30 semester hours of credit with no grade below C.

•  Transcript from a regionally accredited, degree-granting U.S. college or university listing credit earned to meet College Reading and Writing Readiness requirements.

 Note: Student may submit unofficial transcripts to meet proficiencies. Transcripts must include your name and the college/university name.

Transcripts should be sent to Student Records, and may be faxed (847) 543-3012 or emailed to records@clcilinois.edu.

 

Current CLC Students

•  Successful completion of CLC ENG 108 with a grade of A or ENG 109 with a grade of C or higher, or ENG 121 and ENG 100 with a grade of C or higher in ENG 121.

•  Successful completion of CLC ELI 108 with a grade of A, or ELI 109 with a grade of C or higher.

•  Successful completion of both CLC ELI 103 AND 104 with a grade of A; or ELI 110 with a grade of C or higher.


English Language Learners

English Language Learners may qualify through one of the First-time College Student criteria or one of the following:

• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Computer-based test: Score of 197 or above, Paper-based test: Score of 527 or above, or Internet-based score of 71 or above.

• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Format: score of 6.0 or above.

• ELS Language Centers and ELS Educational Services, Academic Report: completing Level 112.

Please visit www.els.edu for more information.


Basic Algebra Readiness

Incoming students are assessed for Basic Algebra Readiness by meeting any ONE of the following in the appropriate category:

 First-Time College Student

•  Confirmed top one-third rank in high school class upon graduation (or current top one- third high school rank after at least five semesters) based on unweighted GPA.

•  Cumulative unweighted high school GPA of

3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better after at least five semesters (applies only to CLC courses taken after May 2018).

•  American College Test (ACT), Math: Score of 17 or above.

•  Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Math: Score of 490 or above for test taken March 2016 or later; score of 450 or above for test taken before March 2016. In the absence of an SAT score, equivalent PSAT scores may be used within two years of the PSAT test date.

•  General Educational Development (GED) transcript, Mathematics: Score of 145 or above for test taken January 1, 2014 or later; score of 550 or above for test taken before January 2014.

•  Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) transcript, Mathematics content area score of 500 or above.

•  High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) transcript, Mathematics subtest score of 8 or above.

Transfer or Adult Students

May qualify through one of the First-time College Student criteria or one of the following:

• Evidence of an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited, degree-granting

U.S. college or university.

• Transcript from a regionally accredited, degree-granting U.S. college or university listing credit equivalent to MTH 101 (with a grade of C or better) or higher level courses at CLC.

 Note: Student may submit unofficial transcripts to meet proficiencies. Transcripts must include your name and the college/university name.

Transcripts should be sent to Student Records, and may be faxed (847) 543-3012 or emailed to records@clcilinois.edu.

 

 Current CLC Students

• Completion of CLC MTH 101 with a grade of C or better.

• Completion of CLC MTH 114 with a grade of C or better.

 If you do not meet any of the criteria above, you can take a CLC Math Placement Test to demonstrate Basic Algebra Readiness available at the CLC Testing Centers: www.clcillinois.edu/testing

Note: Basic Algebra Readiness does not meet the prerequisite for college-level math courses. Please refer to math course descriptions for complete requirements.