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English & Math Placement

 

English Placement Guidelines [pdf]

ACT English

SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (if taken March 2016 or after)

SAT Writing (if taken prior to March 2016)

Required Course(s)

13 or less

Less than 480

Less than 430

ASC 87, College Writing Prep, 3 crs.

14-17

NA

NA

ASC 88, Composition Lab, 1 cr. with a co-requisite of
ENGL 110, College Composition I, 3 crs.

18+


480 or higher

430 or higher

ENGL 110, College Composition I, 3 crs.

Students age 25 or older at the start of the term OR students transferring 24 or more credits are exempt from the above requirements and can enroll in ENGL 110.

 

Math Placement Guidelines [pdf]

ACT Math

SAT Math Score (if taken March 2016 or after)


SAT Math Score (if taken prior to March 2016)

Required Course(s)

17 or less

Less than 440


Less than 400

ASC 092, Beginning Algebra, 3 crs.

OR

ASC 093, Intermediate Algebra, 4 crs. with co-requisite of ASC 093L, Intermediate Algebra Lab, 2 crs.

18-20

440 - 520


400 - 510

MATH 103, College Algebra, 4 crs. with co-requisite of
MATH 103L, College Algebra Lab, 2 crs.

OR

MATH 210, Elementary Stats, 4 crs. with co-requisite of
MATH 210L, Elementary Stats, 2 crs.

21+

530 or higher


520 or higher

MATH 103, College Algebra, 4 crs.
MATH 104, Finite Math, 4 crs.
MATH 210, Elementary Stats, 4 crs.

 

Developmental/Remedial Courses

ASC 87, 88, 92, & 93:

  • Required prerequisites for ENGL 110 & MATH 103/104/210
  • Grade of “C” or higher is required
  • Do not count as credit toward graduation
  • Do not impact college GPA
  • Qualify for Financial Aid

ACCUPLACER (English & Math Placement Test)

The ACCUPLACER Placement Test will be used to place students who have not taken the ACT or SAT into the appropriate Mathematics and English courses.  The test will also be used for students who have taken the ACT or SAT and wish to improve their placement scores to enroll in a higher level than their test scores permit.  Students should contact the MSU Academic Testing Center at 858-3830 or visit http://www.minotstateu.edu/cel to find more information regarding the ACCUPLACER test.