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College Readiness

What is College Readiness in Mathematics?

Normandale's course placement process determines a student's readiness for mathematics courses. It is used to assist a student with the selection of appropriate courses to help assure a student's success upon entering Normandale.

Placement begins with testing in Elementary Algebra. Then you’ll move on to Intermediate Algebra or Pre-Algebra testing.

Your counselor/advisor will review and recommend the appropriate math course for you after your placement tests are received. Contact Email Erik Loge, Department Chair, with any questions or find more information on placement testing.


All college level mathematics courses have prerequisites to complete before you can enroll in a course. You can meet prerequisites in several ways:

  • Take the required course(s) at Normandale or at another college institution(valid for two years).
  • Qualifying high school GPA (valid for ten years)
  • Get a qualifying score on ACT/SAT/MCA tests or the College Boards Advanced Placement Program in math (Test results are valid for 5 years)

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