Course Placement Policies

Minnesota State University, Mankato's course placement policies for college level math and English

New entering first year and transfer students will be placed into math and English courses using existing measures that include high school GPA, MCA, ACT, SAT, previous college level course work, or existing Accuplacer scores. International students without these determining factors should consult with an academic advisor and/or schedule a placement exam. PSEO students will be placed using the same course placement measures as new entering students.

The following rubric will be used for domestic students that have graduated high school LESS than ten years ago:

Course Placement Table using high school Gpa (temporary through 2024)

High School GPA Math Placement

HS GPA 2.8+ and C- or better in HS algebra

=Math 112

HS GPA 2.8+ and C- or better in HS algebra

=Stat 154, Math 201

HS GPA 3.2+

= Math 113, Math 115, Math 130, and Math 181

HS GPA 3.8+

= Math 121


High School GPA English Placement

HS GPA 2.6+

ENG 101

Note: The use of high school GPA as a standalone measure for course placement is temporary through Fall 2024 as part of the MinnState Course Placement Pilot. 

Course Registration

The following tables may assist students in understanding their math and English course placement based on the official university placement policies. Students should consult with an academic advisor for assistance or questions about course registration. 


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International Student English

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Note: International students with a Duolingo score of 105 or PTE score of 55 are currently permitted to register for ENG 101.

Official University Policy Information: 

English 101 Course Placement (Current as of May 18, 2020) 

Math Course Placement (Current as of May 18, 2020)