Jul 22, 2024  
2018 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 50 
2018 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 50 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Reading & Writing Skills 2

Successful completion of:

Or Students can demonstrate completion of Reading and Writing Skills 2 through placement scores in this range:

  • Classic Accuplacer: Reading and Sentence Skills combined score 166 or higher
  • Accuplacer Next-Generation: Reading score 257 or higher OR
    Accuplacer Next-Generation: WritePlacer Score score 6 or higher (effective Jan. 28, 2019)
  • ACT: Reading score 18 or higher, and English score 16 or higher
  • SAT: Verbal/Critical Reading score 330 or higher (old score)
    SAT: Verbal/Critical Reading score 19 or higher (new score)
  • Combined Accuplacer and ACT scores *
    • ACT English 16 or higher, and Accuplacer Reading 80 or higher
    • ACT Reading 18 or higher, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills 85 or higher


  • English and Reading-ELA/Literacy level 4 or 5 at grade 11

Or High School Transcript: (all of the following must be met) ‡

  • High School GPA must be 2.5 or greater.
  • Student must have graduated with a Diploma.
  • An Official Transcript must be presented to Enrollment Services.


* If listed as a pre- or corequisite, these can be taken at the same time as the referring course.

‡ Please meet with an academic coach if you are using these scores to meet this skill level.

Students with this level of skill in reading and writing are able to perform at level one skill and have developed reading, reasoning, and writing processes for academic success that also include critical reading and thinking skills. Students can determine the credibility and proper use of sources and can write organized, logical, and grammatically correct paragraphs.