Course Placement

Your initial placement into English Composition courses is based on your SAT/ACT scores. Some students are advised to take the English placement test to ensure correct course placement. If it is needed, your advisor will recommend the English placement test at Orientation. You may also receive college transfer or advanced placement (AP) credits for English composition.

The first mathematics course that you take at Barton is determined by your score on the math readiness test. This test is administered to incoming freshman and transfer students with SAT/ACT scores below 500/24 or who do not bring to Barton advanced placement (AP) credit or appropriate college transfer credit for a mathematics course. Learn more about the mathematics placement test here.

Students may also take the foreign language placement test at Orientation. The test is required for any student with at least a C+ average in two or more years of Spanish in high school.