New Student Course Placement

Congratulations on your acceptance to RCTC! If you have been admitted for Summer or Fall 2024, you need to take the next steps to prepare for your course registration.  Students need to be evaluated for course placement prior to registering for classes.  Registration for new fall students will begin in late April 2024.

Students can have their test scores and high school GPA considered for college placement, what we call “Multiple Measures for Course Placement.” These items can be mailed OR emailed to

  • Send test scores:
    • Students can verify test scores (ACT, SAT, MCA, or ALEKS) pulled out of their portal (unofficial test scores) with a College Transitions Advisor or high school Counselor and send to RCTC. Official ACT or SAT copies are also accepted when a student requests them from ACT or College Board. ACT, SAT, and MCA test scores are valid for 5 years. ALEKS test scores are valid for 2 years.
  • Report your unweighted GPA:

    • Send a high school transcript to RCTC for placement.  High school GPA is valid for 10 years.

Students who have completed college-level English and/or Reading will need to submit official college transcripts for placement.

Students who have been directed to take an Accuplacer test will need to sign up for an Accuplacer Test Session. Students who have been directed to take a placement test are allowed one retest per calendar year for each test required. No additional testing will be permitted following the original test and one retest until 365 days have passed.

Any questions about course placement? Contact the Welcome and One Stop Center at or call 507.285.7557 for assistance.