Marion Military Institute

Placement Testing

Through the use of the COMPASS assessment instrument, Marion Military Institute tests incoming cadets to assist in accurate placement in academic course levels, particularly in the areas of English, mathematics, and/or reading. Though all students may be assessed for purposes of institutional research, the students with the following scores on the ACT and/or SAT are required to participate in assessment.

COMPASS Assessment
Compass Scores
Course Placement
Writing Skills
0-22
ENG 092
 
23-61
ENG 093
 
62-100
ENG 101
Reading
0-64
RDG 085
 
65-100
Exempt or RDG 114
Pre-Algebra
0-35
MTH 090
 
36-100
MTH 098
Algebra
0-19
MTH 090
 
20-35
MTH 098
 
36-62
MTH 100
 
63-100
MTH 110 0r MTH 112
College Algebra
0-45
MTH 110 or MTH 112
 
46-100
MTH 113
Trigonometry
0-45
MTH 112 or MTH 110
 
46-100
MTH 125

 

The following exceptions apply to required assessment through the COMPASS test.

1. Cadets who transfer college-level English or mathematics courses from a regionally-accredited college or university with the grade of C or higher.
2. Cadets who have completed required developmental coursework at another Alabama Community College System institution within the last three years.
3. Cadets who can provide documentation of scores on a COMPASS assessment completed within the past three years.
 

MMI Cut Off Scores
ACT
SAT
Math: 20
Math: 470
English: 20
Critical Reading: 470
Reading: 20
Critical Reading: 470

 

Course placement in the disciplines of English and mathematics may be assigned based on college entrance examination scores. ACT/SAT scores are a required document in the student’s admissions application file.

ACT
SAT
Test 
 Score
Course Placement
Test
Score
Course Placement
English
20
ENG 101
Verbal
470-800
ENG 101
Math
20
MTH 100
Math
470
MTH 100
 
25
MTH 110 or 112
 
580
MTH 110 or 112
 
27
MTH 113 or 120
 
620
MTH 113 or 120
 
30
MTH 125
 
700
MTH 125
Reading
20 or above
Exempt
Critical Reading
470-800
Exempt