ACT, SAT and Other Test Scores

Although not required for admission, students may submit ACT or SAT test results for possible waivers from placement testing. Scores are valid if taken within three calendar years, inclusive of the current year, inclusive of the current calendar year. An ACT subscore of 18 or above in English, 21 or higher in reading, and 22 or higher in mathematics exempts a student from taking the placement test in that academic skill area and places the student in the introductory college-level course in that academic subject. An SAT score of 480 or higher in evidence-based reading and writing, or 530 in mathematics exempts the student from taking the placement test in that academic skill area and places the student in the introductory college-level course in that academic subject.

Students may also submit MN Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) results, Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP or ACCUPLACER (CPT) results for consideration of a placement test waiver.