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Pre-College Curriculum Requirements

If you have not been declared exempt, you must complete any pre-college curriculum requirements before you have completed 24 college credit hours. The requirements are based on your high school transcript, not your ACT score.
 

Exemption

The following students are exempt from PCC requirements:
    Students who are 21 or older at the time of application
    Out-of-State students
    International students
    Students who meet the ACT or SAT exemption score for PCC requirements
    Students who intend to earn an Associate Degree
    Active duty military personnel, their spouses and dependents
 

PCC Codes

    PCC.ENG – English 
    PCC.FL – Foreign Language
    PCC.FA – Fine Arts (Visual and Performing Arts)
    PCC.HEA – Health
    PCC.PE – Physical Education
    PCC.MATH – Math
    PCC.SOC – Social Science
    PCC.SCI – Science
 

English

The following courses are required for students with a PCC requirement in English:
ACT Sub-score - English
 
PCC Course Requirements for English
ACT Subscore - English English SAT Verbal Score Required Course
Below 14 Below 330 ENG 090
14 - 17 330 - 440 ENG 099
18 - 21 450 - 500 ENG 100
22 and higher 520 and higher EXEMPT
 

Mathematics

The following courses are required for students with a PCC requirement in English:
PCC Course Requirements for Math
ACT Subscore - Math SAT Math Score Required Course
Below 19 Below 460 MATH 090 or MATH 091*
19 460 - 470 MATH 093, 131, 135**
20 480 - 490 MATH 141, 152
21 and higher   500 and higher EXEMPT

*An ACT score below 19 indicates a PCC requirement of MATH 090, unless the student needs MATH 141 or 152, in which case they must take MATH 091.
** An ACT score of 19 indicates that a student requiring MATH 141 or 152 must take MATH 093. 


Foreign Language

Two credits are required in the same language or demonstrated competency. The PCC requirement cannot be remediated with one credit from two different languages. The languages must be the same and follow the appropriate sequence.


Science

There are no ACT or SAT scores for placement in this requirement. An ACT Science subscore of 23 or higher exempts students from this requirement. Students with a PCC requirement in Science must take one of the following courses:
    SCI 104
    BIOL 105
    GEO/ESS 101
 

Social Science

There are no ACT or SAT scores for placement in this requirement. An ACT Reading subscore of 22 or higher exempts students from this requirement. Students with a PCC requirement in Social Science must take one of the following courses:
    HIS 102
    SOC 101
    GOVT 141
 

Health & Physical Education

There are no ACT or SAT scores for placement in this requirement. Students with a PCC requirement in Health & Physical Education must take one of the following courses:
    HLTH 151
    PHED 205
    NUTR 101
 

Visual & Performing Arts

There are no ACT or SAT scores for placement or exemption of this requirement. Students with a PCC requirement in Visual & Performing Arts must take one of the following courses:
    ART 160
    THEA 110
    MUSH 261
    FILM 170
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