Jul 16, 2024  
2023-2024 CNM Catalog, Volume 55 
2023-2024 CNM Catalog, Volume 55 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Reading and Writing Skills 2

Successful completion of:

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

  • Accuplacer Next-Generation: Reading score 257 or higher OR
    Accuplacer Next-Generation: WritePlacer Score score 6 or higher

  • ACT: Reading score 18 or higher, and English score 16 or higher
  • SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score 330 or higher (new score)
    SAT: Writing + Critical Reading score 540 or higher (old score)

Testing for International & Global Ed. Students:

  • TOEFL (minimum score of 61)
  • IELTS (minimum score of 6.0)
  • CEFR (minimum score of B2)
  • Duolingo (minimum score of 90)


  • 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.

Or Completion of an Arts & Sciences Elective 


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

‡ Please meet with an advisor 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.