Placement Information

To ensure course placement leads to academic success, SLCC has defined prerequisites for courses that will be taken in pursuit of an Associate Degree.  Prerequisites are defined as minimum required scores on standardized tests or successful completion of relevant courses.  Course prerequisites can be found on the online Course Schedule.

If you have successfully completed prerequisite courses at another institution, your official transcript must be evaluated by our Registrar’s Office.  Please allow a minimum of ten days after receipt for the review of transcripts.  Official college transcripts should be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • electronically sent following guidelines provided by the prior institution
  • mailed directly from the prior institution in a sealed envelope to SLCC Admissions Office, 1101 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506.

To determine your English and math placement and read FAQs , reference the Placement Guide for English in Math on our Academic Advising webpage.

For more information about testing opportunities, please visit the SLCC Testing Center.  Because available testing slots have been limited, SLCC is offering the following alternative placement options for students.  These guidelines are in effect for the summer and fall 2020 registration period only.

  • Test scores taken more than five years ago will be allowed.  If the score is on the student’s LoLA account, it can be used for placement.  Instructions for viewing existing scores can be found below.
  • Students may complete a multiple measure assessment form to receive a recommended course placement for English and/or Math.  This option is recommended for students who do not have test scores available or who believe they would be successful in courses at a higher level than the test scores indicate.  The assessment results are only a recommendation.  Students are not required to take courses at a higher level, if they do not believe they will be successful.

Standard Placement Guidelines: Eligible test scores (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, Accuplacer NextGen) must be dated within five years of the start of the semester.  If you believe that your test scores do not reflect the most appropriate course placement, we encourage you to take the Accuplacer test at any of the SLCC campuses in order to achieve a higher score.  All students are highly encouraged to study and prepare before taking the Accuplacer test.  More information about testing and preparation resources can be found on the SLCC Testing Center. Test scores should be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • electronically sent from the testing institution (please allow 2 weeks for processing)
  • email a scanned copy of test scores including your first name, last name, and date of birth or SLCC Student ID number to

Students can view their available test scores:

  1. Login to LoLA
  2. In the Self Service box for South Louisiana Community College, select STUDENT.
  3. In the Academic Links box, select ACADEMIC PROFILE.
  4. Under the photo, select PRIOR EDUCATION & TESTING.

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