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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Placement Testing

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

The Center for Academic Success administers all Accuplacer Assessment Testing for the University. Students who are coming to campus for orientation do not need to schedule a placement test, as placement testing will already be scheduled into your orientation day and we are expecting you.

Students who need to take either Assessment Test outside of a scheduled orientation day 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.

 We will be offering the placement tests on a walk-in basis in the ACC (basement of Wissink) at the following dates and times.

  • Friday, June 7th at 8am
  • Monday, June 10th at 4pm
  • Wednesnday, June 12th at 4pm
  • Monday, June 17th at 8am
  • Tuesday, June 18th at 8am
  • Wednesday, June 19th at 4pm
  • Friday, June 21st at 8am
  • Tuesday, July 9th at 8am
  • Wednesday, July 10th at 4pm
  • Friday, July 12th at 8am
  • Monday, July 15th at 4pm
  • Wednesday, July 17th at 4pm
  • Friday, July 19th at 8am
  • Monday, July 22nd at 4pm

If you wish to take the test online, there is a $25 fee. Please fill out this form and follow the instructions when you receive the follow-up email. 

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 [PDF] Math Placement Policy (242 KiB). 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 530

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

Old SAT 530

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

ACT Math Subscore 24

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

Old SAT 530

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

ACT Math Subscore 23

Old SAT 530

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

ACT Math Subscore 22

Old SAT 520

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

ACT Math Subscore 19

Old SAT 520

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.

**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.