Academic Placement for New Transfer Students

The following information applies to both full-time and part-time transfer students. 

Transfer students may not use scores on standardized college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT scores or high school grades for English or Mathematics placement.
 

Please note: The Fall 2021 semester has started. Students may still take the English placement assessment at any time, but results will inform Spring 2022 course schedules. Please expect results approximately two weeks after completing the placement. If you have any questions, please speak with an Academic Advisor.
   

Click on each link below to be taken to specific information for transfer students about placement.

Southern requires all undergraduate students to complete an English composition course (ENG 112). If you transferred in the equivalent of ENG 112, you have fulfilled this requirement.  If you transferred in the equivalent of ENG 110, you will be placed into ENG 112. Otherwise, your English placement will be based on the following guidelines:

  1. If your overall transfer GPA is 2.49 or lower, you will be placed in ENG 110 or you may take the English placement.
  2. If your overall transfer GPA is 2.49 or lower and you have transferred in an ENG Elective, you must take the English placement.
  3. If your overall transfer GPA is 2.5 or higher and you have NOT transferred in any ENG courses, you must take the English placement.
  4. If your overall transfer GPA is 2.5 or higher and you have transferred in an ENG Elective, you will be placed into ENG 112.

 

Take English Placement

If you have transferred in credits for MAT courses in the chart below, you do not need to take the math placement exam. Your course eligibility is determined as indicated:

You have transfer credit for

Your transfer makes you eligible to take (1)

MAT 095

MAT 100 or 100P.

MAT 100

MAT 103, 105, 107, 108, or 112.

MAT 108

MAT 103, 105, 107, 108, 112, or 260

MAT 112

MAT 103, 105, 107, 108, 112, 120, 122, 124, 125 or 260.

MAT 124 or 125

MAT 103, 105, 107, 108, 112,120, 122, 124, 125, 139, or 260.

MAT 120 or 139(2)

MAT 103, 105, 107, 108, 112, 120, 122, 124, 125, 139, 221, or 260.

MAT 122

MAT 103, 105, 107, 108, 112, 120, 122, 124, 125, 139, 150, 221, or 260.

MAT 150

MAT 103, 105, 107, 108, 112, 120, 122, 124, 125, 139, 150, 151, 178 (as long as the CSC 152/DSC 101 requirement is also met), 221, 260, 300, or 372.

MAT 151

MAT 103, 105, 107, 108, 112, 120, 122, 124, 125, 139, 150, 151, 178 (as long as the CSC 152/DSC 101 requirement is also met), 221, 245, 250, 252, 260, 300, 322 (as long as the CSC 152/DSC 101 requirement is also met), or 372.

MAT 178

MAT 103, 105, 107, 108, 112, 120, 122, 124, 125, 139, 178, 221, 260, or 300.

MAT 221

MAT 103, 105, 107, 108, 112, 120, 122, 124, 125, 139, 221, or 260.

 
(1) Your chosen major may require a certain class from your list of eligible courses. Please consult an advisor if you are unsure which one is right for you.

(2) MAT 139 transfer credit also qualifies you for MAT 300 and MAT 178 (as long as the CSC/DSC requirement is also met).
 

If you have taken math classes at another college or university but they have not transferred as above, it may still be possible to use those courses for math placement. Contact the math department chair 
at math.chair@southernct.edu for information on how to do this.

Please use the following guidelines to decide whether you should take the math placement assessment.

  • Transfer students who have not taken any college or university level mathematics courses and have not earned college credit through equivalency testing such as AP, IB, CLEP, or DSST must complete the math placement assessment.
  • Transfer students with transfer credit for MAT 103, MAT 105, or MAT 107 must complete the math placement assessment if a higher level course is needed for their major.
  • Transfer students with transfer credit for MAT 095, MAT 100, MAT 106, MAT 108, MAT 112, MAT 120, MAT 122, or MAT 125 may opt to take the math placement assessment if they feel that their placement level as established by their transfer credit is not reflective of their current mathematical ability.
  • Transfer students with transfer credit for MAT 139 or higher should contact the math department chairperson at math.chair@southernct.edu if they have any questions about their math placement level.

 

To register for mathematics placement, click the button below. Note: you will need your Southern email address and password to register. If you have forgotten your Southern email address or password, or if you need help accessing your account, contact the IT help desk at (203) 392-5123.
   

Register For Mathematics Placement

Beginning Fall 2017 world language requirement policies for transfer students were established.
  
Transfer students with:

  • 60 or more transfer credits at the time of transfer are waived from the Multilingual Communication requirement.
  • 30-59 transfer credits at the time of transfer and with completion of Level 3 high school or Level 2 college world language are waived from the Multilingual Communication.
     

All other students, please click here to read more information about placement tests and waiver exams for World Languages.