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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Placement Testing

Page address: https://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 for the summer. 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 for the fall. Students that graduated high school more than ten years ago without other placement factors, should work with an academic advisor to determine placement. 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. 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 ACT Math Sub Score SAT Math Sub Score MCA Math Score Next Gen Accuplacer AAF Test Score Course Prerequisites
 MATH 112

22 or higher

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20-21 and HS GPA 2.7 or higher

530 or higher

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520-529 and HS GPA 2.7 or higher

1158 or higher

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1152-1157 and HS GPA 2.7 or higher

250 or higher

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236-249 and HS GPA 2.7 or higher

Grade of P in MATH 098
MATH 201 22 or higher 550 or higher 1148 or higher 250 or higher Grade of P in MATH 098 or "C" (2.0) or better in MATH 112 or MATH 115
STAT 154 19 or higher 500 or higher

1148 or higher

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1146-1147 and HS GPA 2.7 or higher

250 or higher Grade of P in MATH 098 or "C" (2.0) or better in MATH 112, MATH 115, or MATH 121

 

Course Minimum ACT Math Sub Score Minimum SAT Math Score Minimum Next Gen Accuplacer Score Course Prerequisites 
MATH 113 22 550 260 MATH 112 with "C" or better
MATH 115 23 560 260 Grade of P in MATH 098
MATH 121 24 580 275 and "classic" Accuplacer Calculus Readiness score of 21 or higher MATH 115 or both MATH 112 and MATH 113 with "C" or better
MATH 130 23 560 260 MATH 112 or MATH 115 with a "C" or better
MATH 181 23 560 260 MATH 112 or MATH 115 with a "C" or better

**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.