Placement TestingPage 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
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.
- Accuplacer English Placement Review
- English 101 Placement Policy (current)
- English 101 Placement Policy (previous)
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|
22 or higher
20-21 and HS GPA 2.7 or higher
530 or higher
520-529 and HS GPA 2.7 or higher
1158 or higher
1152-1157 and HS GPA 2.7 or higher
250 or higher
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
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.
- Calculus Readiness Sample Problems
- CollegeBoard's official Accuplacer Study App (free for iOS, Android, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari)
- Math Placement Policy (current)
- Math Placement Policy (previous)