Registration Information

COURSE PLACEMENT TESTING

Applicants and students are required to complete a course placement examination prior to enrollment in any English, reading, or mathematics course unless the student qualifies for an exemption listed below. Course placement testing is mandatory; students may not enroll for any course above the level designated by the placement exam. No fee is charged for a student's first placement test.

Placement testing is available using untimed computerized testing. Students may pick up a testing ticket from Advising and present it to the Testing Center during the times noted below.

DECATUR

Monday - Thursday (No Appointment Necessary)
Start any time between 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
No Friday Testing
Adult Education Testing Building, Room 103
256-306-2522

HUNTSVILLE

Monday - Thursday (No Appointment Necessary)
Start any time between 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
No Friday Testing
Sparkman Building, Room 122
256-890-4792

EXEMPTIONS
  1. A student has ACT or SAT scores at a minimum level. ACT/SAT scores must be on file before an exception to the placement testing requirement will be approved. NOTE: ACT, SAT, COMPASS, or ACCUPLACER scores and high school transcripts must be no more than 5 years old.
    ACT   SAT  
    English 18 Verbal 480
    Mathematics 20 Mathematics

    480

  2. A student has transferred degree-creditable college level English and math courses with a " C " or better. Transcripts must be on file before an exception to the placement testing requirement will be approved.
  3. High school transcripts may be used for placement. Please see an advisor to determine placement.

 

ADVISING CENTERS

Advising Centers staffed by advisors are open and operational on the Decatur Campus and our Huntsville site. The personnel manning the centers will help students set academic goals, plan their course schedules, plan their program of study, and register for classes. All new, first time freshmen will be assigned an advisor that they will be required to meet with each semester prior to registration until the student has accumulated 30+ credit hours. Upon earning 30+ hours, that advisor will remain assigned to the student and available to them for any assistance they may need.

You are welcome to walk-in and meet with an advisor or go to www.calhoun.edu/advising to make an appointment.

DECATUR

Chasteen Student Services Center 256-306-2648
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. Friday

HUNTSVILLE

Sparkman Building - Room 101 256-890-4770
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m. Friday