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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Placement Testing

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/success/placement/

Notice: Placement testing (Accuplacer) is in the process of an upgrade and is now managed by the New Student and Family Programs Office located in 103 Preska Residence Community.

Due to COVID-19 complexities, Accuplacer testing has been suspended. In the meantime, Minnesota State University, Mankato will be using a combination of information such as high school GPA, MCA, ACT, SAT, or existing Accuplacer scores to place students in their courses. If you are not satisfied with your current placement based on these scores, you may choose to wait until in-person Accuplacer resumes to take the course placement exam.  Consult with your academic advisor or email testingcenter@mnsu.edu with questions and/or concerns.

 

 

English 101 Placement Testing

Course Minimum Standardized Test Score   Minimum English Accuplacer Score   Minimum ESL Reading Score   Minimum Writeplacer Score   Course Prerequisites
Eng 101

ACT Eng Subscore 18

New SAT 480

Old SAT: 440

Or 78 Or 110  And 5 Or Successful completion of English 100. This requirement is waived upon completion of English 103 and English 104

The following are resources designed to help prepare for the English Accuplacer exam.

Mathematics Placement Testing

The following table is intended to assist with the interpretation of the current Math Placement Policy (broken link). Placement into the specified course requires meeting ACT, Accuplacer, or Course Prerequisite criteria. ACT scores expire five years after the test has been completed.

Course Minimum Standardized Test Score   Minimum Accuplacer Intermediate Algebra Score   Minimum Accuplacer College Level Math Score   Minimum Accuplacer Calculus Readiness Score   Course Prerequisites
Math 112

ACT Math Subscore 22

New SAT 550

Old SAT 520

MCA 1158

Or 60   N/A   N/A Or Successful completion of Math 098
Math 113 ACT Math Subscore 22 Or 60 AND 84   N/A Or Math 112 with “C” or better
Math 115

ACT Math Subscore 23

New SAT
550

Old SAT 530

Or 60 AND 96   N/A Or Permission from dept. chair
Math 121

ACT Math Subscore 24

New SAT
580

Old SAT 540

Or 60 AND 84 AND 21 Or Math 115 or both Math 112 and 113 with “C” or better
Math 130

ACT Math Subscore 23

New SAT
560

Old SAT 530

Or 60 AND 84   N/A Or Math 112 or 115 with “C” or better
Math 181

ACT Math Subscore 23

New SAT
560

Old SAT 530

Or 60 AND 84   N/A Or Math 112 or 115 with “C” or better
Math 201

ACT Math Subscore 22

New SAT
550

Old SAT 520

Or 60 N/A   N/A Or Successful completion of Math 098
Stat 154

ACT Math Subscore 19

New SAT
500

Old SAT 460

MCA 1148

Or 60   N/A   N/A Or Successful completion of Math 098

**For students admitted under an earlier Bulletin/Catalog, please refer to the placement information from that Bulletin or see the Math Department for placement information.

 

The following are resources designed to help prepare for the Mathematics Accuplacer exam.