Other Course Placement Options

Due to our ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of our students during the COVID-19 pandemic, significant modifications to our existing placement practices are required. Most notably, this includes suspending all in-person and online course placement testing and services until further notice.  Normandale Communtity College will use one or more of the following placement measures to determine a student’s course placement within reading, writing, and mathematics to all students.  Once the documentation has been evaluated, notification of test waivers will be sent via email. 

SUBMITTING PRIOR TEST (ACT, SAT, MCA) SCORE REPORTS 

Students interested in possible placement test waivers must submit ACT, SAT, MN Comprehensive Assessment (MCA), or ACCUPLACER results taken at another institution to the Office of Admissions at the time they apply for admission or once the scores are available.  

We have moved to virtual service.  We request that you submit all documents of previous score reports as scanned (PDF preferred) email attachments to admissions@normandale.edu. Or by USPS mail to:

Normandale Community College
Office of Admissions
9700 France Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Eligible ACT, SAT, and/or MN Comprehensive Assessment MCA scores taken within five calendar years, inclusive of the current calendar year.   See the Understanding Placement Results for information on how placement is determined by these tests.

  

SUBMITTING TRANSCRIPTS OF PREVIOUS COLLEGE LEVEL COURSEWORK OR CREDITS EARND FROM ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP), COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP) OR INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)

TRANSCRIPTS OF PREVIOUS COLLEGE LEVEL COURSEWORK OR CREDITS EARNED FROM AP, CLEP, IB

Transfer students who have taken college-level coursework at a regionally accredited college or university may have already satisfied some or all course placement requirements. Once the documentation has been evaluated, notification of placement waivers will be sent via email. To obtain a placement waiver, students should submit official transcripts from all colleges they have attended to:

Normandale Community College
Records and Registration
9700 France Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN 55431  

Note:  Electronic transcript retrieval is now possible among all MN State institutions to facilitate the transfer of students between MN State College and Universities.  As a result it is no longer necessary for most students to order transcripts to be sent to another MN State institution.)  Normandale will review the transcripts and grant a placement test waiver in the associated academic skill area as below. 

  • Earned grade of C or higher in a college-level English composition course for college-level writing placement.
  • Earned at least 12 transferable semester credits with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher or completed an equivalent to EngC 1101 Freshman Composition for college-level reading placement.
  • Earned a grade of C or higher in a college mathematics course during the last two years waives math placement for college-level  placement in mathematics.  A math assessment may be needed to register for a course with a mathematics prerequisite if the mathematics course was completed more than two years ago.

Students who have earned college credits from items such as Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) must submit official transcripts to the Records and Registration office. Waivers are given in the associate academic skill area if the following scores are met.

•  3 or higher on the AP exam
•  4 or higher on the IB course
•  50 or higher on the CLEP test