Current Score Tables

 
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These scores determine eligibility for all students submmiting their scores to TIP in July 2018 and later. If you sent your scores before then, you should look up your qualification levels using your TIP ID in our eligibility calculator. (If you need to, you can look up your TIP ID.) You can also call us at (919) 668-9100 for assistance.

Qualification criteria are set based on what grade you were in when you took the ACT or SAT. To find your qualification level, find your test, then the grade you were in when you took it, and your score.

Each domain has two levels of courses: Center and Academy. Students' ACT or SAT scores within each domain qualify them for those courses. To ensure developmentally appropriate classes, students who qualify at the Center level within a domain must take Center-level classes within that domain.

You only need to qualify on one test section to be eligible for a qualification level. For example, if your ACT Math score qualifies you for Academy Math, but your ACT Science score qualifies you for Center Math, you are only eligible for Center Math courses. ACT Reading and ACT English scores also yield only one qualification level. (There may be some exceptions for students in grades eight through ten who qualified under previous guidelines.)

Test and Section
Grade Test Was Taken and Score Received
Qualification Level
SAT Math 7th: 510–540
8th: 550–580
9th: 590–620
10th: 630–660
Academy Math
7th: ≥ 550
8th: ≥ 590
9th: ≥ 630
10th: ≥ 670
Center Math
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 7th: 510–550
8th: 560–590
9th: 600–630
10th: 640–670
Academy Verbal
7th: ≥ 560
8th: ≥600
9th: ≥ 640
10th: ≥ 680
Center Verbal
ACT Math 7th: 19–22
8th: 23–24
9th: 25–26
10th: 27–28
Academy Math
7th: ≥ 23
8th: ≥ 25
9th: ≥ 27
10th: ≥ 29
Center Math
ACT Science 7th: 20–22
8th: 23–24
9th: 25–26
10th: 27–28
Academy Math
7th: ≥ 23
8th: ≥ 25
9th: ≥ 27
10th: ≥ 29
Center Math
ACT English 7th: 20–22
8th: 23–24
9th: 25–27
10th: 28–30
Academy Verbal
7th: ≥ 23
8th: ≥ 25
9th: ≥ 28
10th: ≥ 31
Center Verbal
ACT Reading 7th: 20–23
8th: 24–25
9th: 26–29
10th: 30–31
Academy Verbal
7th: ≥ 24
8th: ≥ 26
9th: ≥ 30
10th: ≥ 32
Center Verbal