Test Scores for Course Placement

Although not required for admission, students may submit qualifying ACT, SAT or Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test results for satisfaction of course placement. Scores are valid if taken within five calendar years, inclusive of the current year, inclusive of the current calendar year.

An ACT sub score of 18 or above in English, 21 or higher in reading, and 22 or higher in mathematics will provide college-level placement test in those academic skill areas and allows the student to enroll 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 will place a student at college-level those academic skill areas and allows the student to enroll in the introductory college-level course in that academic subject.

MCA results will only be used for determining course placement in reading and mathematics.  A score of 1047 or higher on the 10th grade MCA Reading Assessment will provide college-level placement in that academic subject area and allows the student to enroll in the introductory college-level course in the academic subject.  A score of 1148-1149 on the 11th grade MCA Math Assessment will provide college-level placement and allow a student to enroll in an introduction to statistics course.  A score of 1150-1152 on the 11th grade MCA Math Assessment will provide college-level placement and allow a student to enroll in a math for liberal arts course.  A score of 1158 or higher on the 11th grade MCA Math Assessment will place a student in a college-level algebra course without taking the placement test in that academic skill area.

Students may also submit Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP or ACCUPLACER results for consideration of course placement requirements.  Accuplacer mathematics test results are valid for two years; Accuplacer reading and English placement test results are valid for five years.