Course Eligibility
  • Cooperative Innovative High School (CIHS) Course Eligibility Policy

    In order to enroll in a gateway English (ENG 111) and/or gateway math (MAT 110 or higher) course, students must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and mathematics on an approved test or tests.   Eligibility may be demonstrated by achieving the required scores on a single test or by combining test scores from any of the approved assessments.  For example, a student may combine a 22 on ACT math with a 480 on SAT composite score for evidenced based reading and writing to demonstrate college readiness.

    CIHS Students can enroll in a gateway English or math course by:

    1. Grades 9-13 - Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an approved assessment. (See Table 1 & Table 2 for course placement scores below.) or
    2. Grades 9-13 Completion of Math III with a B or better, have a college GPA of 2.8 or higher which includes 6 or more hours of UGETC courses. or
    3. Be a junior or senior/super-senior and have an unweighted high school GPA of 2.8 or higher.

     

    Table 1. Direct Placement Course Eligibility Scores – CIHS Grades 9-13

     

    Test

    PSAT 10 and PSAT/NMSQT 2015 and Future**

    SAT
    (March 2016 and Future)

    Pre-ACT and
    ACT

    NC DAP (NCCCS Cut Score)

    RISE Placement Test

     

    English

    26 or a composite score of 460 for Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing

    480 composite score for Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing

    18

    Composite score of 151 or higher

    See Table 2 Below**

     

    Reading

    26 or a composite score of 460 for Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing

    22

    Mathematics

    24.5 or 510

    530

    22

     

    7 on each assessment for DMA 010 thru 060

    See Table 2 Below**

    Advanced Placement (AP)

    International Baccalaureate (IB)

    Cambridge International Examinations

    English, Language and Composition

    3 or higher

    IB English A (Standard or Higher Level)

    4 or higher

    AS Level English Language

    c or higher

    English, Literature, and Composition

    3 or higher

    IB Mathematics (Higher Level)

    4 or higher

    A Level English Language

    C or higher

    Calculus AB

    3 or higher

    IB Advanced Mathematics (Higher Level)

    4 or higher

    AS Level Language and Literature in English

    c or higher

    Calculus BC

    3 or higher

    IB Mathematical Studies (Standard Level)

    4 or higher

    AS Level Math

    c or higher

     

    *To be eligible for enrollment in a gateway English or math course, students must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and mathematics on an approved test or tests.   Eligibility may be demonstrated by achieving the required scores on a single test or by combining test scores from any of the approved assessments.  For example, a student may combine a 22 on ACT math with a 480 on SAT composite score for evidenced based reading and writing to demonstrate college readiness.

     

    A Level Math

    C or higher

    A Level Mathematics -Further

    C or higher