Placement TestingPage address: https://www.mnsu.edu/success/placement/
The Center for Academic Success administers all Accuplacer Assessment Testing for the University. Students who need to take either Assessment Test should contact the Center for Academic Success at (507) 389-1791 to make an appointment.
Please bring a picture ID and arrive at the testing site early enough to allow time to complete the necessary exam. We recommend 1 hour for mathematics, 30 minutes for English, and 2-3 hours for ESL. However time needed to complete an exam varies by individual, and there is no time limit on the exams. Free parking is in the free lot across from CVS. Please do not park in a colored parking lot without a permit (orange, purple, green, or gold) as you will be ticketed.
English 101 Placement Testing
|Course||Minimum ACT Eng Subscore||Minimum English Accuplacer Score||Minimum ESL Reading Score||Minimum Writeplacer Score||Course Prerequisites|
|Eng 101||18||Or||78||Or||110||And||4||Or||Successful completion of English 100 or English 103 and English104 or ESL 136|
The following are resources designed to help prepare for the English Accuplacer exam.
- Accuplacer English Placement Review
- English 101 Placement Policy
- Assessment of English Language Proficiency of International Students Policy
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 two years after the test has been completed.
|Course||Minimum ACT Math Subscore||Minimum Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Score||Minimum Accuplacer College Level Math Score||Minimum Accuplacer Calculus Readiness Score||Course Prerequisites|
|Math 112||22||Or||76||AND||50||N/A||Or||Successful completion of Math 098|
|Math 113||22||Or||N/A||63||Or||16||Or||Math 112 with “C” or better|
|Math 115||23||Or||N/A||86||Or||19||Or||Permission from dept. chair|
|Math 121||24||Or||N/A||103||Or||22||Or||Math 115 or both Math 112 and 113 with “C” or better|
|Math 130||23||Or||N/A||86||Or||19||Or||Math 112 or 115 with “C” or better|
|Math 201||22||Or||76||AND||50||N/A||Or||Successful completion of Math 098|
|Stat 154||19||Or||76||AND||50||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.
**Any further questions should be directed to the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. (507) 389-1453
The following are resources designed to help prepare for the Mathematics Accuplacer exam.
- Accuplacer Math Placement Review
- Calculus Readiness Sample Problems (This test is an extra option for students planning to take Math 115(Precalculus) or higher.)
- CollegeBoard's official Accuplacer Study App (free for iOS, Android, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari)
- Math Placement Policy