New Student Course Placement

Congratulations on your acceptance to RCTC! If you have been admitted for SPRING 2023, 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.  Testing Sessions for FALL 2023 new students will not begin until March 2023.

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

  1. 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. Test scores are valid for 5 years.
  2. Report your unweighted GPA:
    • If you did NOT fill out the “High School Grade Point Average” box in the online application, you can send an unofficial 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 prior to placement.

Spring 2023 students who have completed Thrive in the Hive online orientation and have been directed to take a placement exam can visit the Placement Session Site to sign up for a session date/time that works best.

Spring 2023 students: There will also be walk-in placement testing for Reading (Accuplacer) and Math (ALEKS) during  Thrive in the Hive open labs. Last test(s) begin one (1) hour prior to end of lab.

If students do not wish to submit the items above, or do not have valid test scores or high school GPA, they can contact the Welcome and One Stop Center at or call 507.285.7557 for assistance.