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Testing

NCTA Professional Standards & Guidelines
NCTA Professional Standards & Guidelines

South Mountain Community College accepts several different tools for placement into our courses. You can review all of the placement options on this website.

Due to COVID-19 we ask that you review and abide by the rules for returning to campus for in person services.

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Students can complete Step 2 of the Enrollment process, Determine Placement, entirely online.

The Maricopa County Community College District uses multiple measures for course placement in order to identify the right courses to support your success. These measures include:

Measure Criteria How to Submit Scores
High School GPA Attended high school within the past 10 years Completed at least two years of high school Submit an electronic copy* here
ACT Scores or SAT Scores Taken within last five years Submit an electronic copy* here
GED Scores Taken within last five years Submit an electronic copy* here
ACCUPLACER and WritePlacer Scores Taken within the last two years Automatically uploaded
EdReady Scores See Student Guide Automatically uploaded

Please note: South Mountain Community College is not administering the ACCUPLACER or WritePlacer at this time. Students who still require an ACCUPLACER/WritePLACER score can instead use the Maricopa EdReady Diagnostic Assessments by following the instructions in this guide.


Our Placement Coach uses the measures listed above to provide you with course recommendations. You are encouraged to share your results with your advisor when you begin the enrollment process.

Once you have explored your possible placement, make sure you submit evidence of your scores online using the Course Placement Electronic Form e-Form. You will need to log into the e-Form with your Maricopa Enterprise ID (MEID) and password.

If you would like to be contacted to discuss the course placement options, please email testing@southmountaincc.edu or call 602-243-8188 to discuss your options with a Testing Services team member.