MSC Southeast - Accuplacer placement test score
Minnesota State College Southeast
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Accuplacer Testing

Placement Test Scores

Liberal Arts & Sciences/General Education Requirements

If you already have an associate's degree or higher or have completed substantial Liberal Arts and Sciences / General Education coursework, you may not be required to complete all of the Liberal Arts and Sciences / General Education requirements; however, the Registrar's Office must review your transcripts for transfer of credit. Students without this background will be required to take the Next-Gen Accuplacer test that will enable us to place you in the appropriate level of classes.

State policy requires that all students meet the Next-Gen Accuplacer, ACT, SAT or MCA test minimum scores to get into the 1100 level English and Math courses. If you do not meet the minimum scores, you will need to take and pass the prerequisite courses (Pre-College Math, Reading and Writing II and College Success Strategies) prior to taking the 1100 transfer level course. See Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Course Requirements for details. You can also find more information about the Next-Gen Accuplacer exam on the FAQ page.

Please note: The Math placement test is not required. However, if you choose not to take the Math test you will be placed in a developmental math class and must successfully complete prior to advancing into the next level math class.

 

Math Requirements

Placement Test Score Requirements - Math
Rev. 1/16/19 Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Score (0166) Accuplacer College Level Math Score (0167) Accuplacer Next-Gen Quan Reas Score (0523) Accuplacer Next-Gen Advanced Algebra Score (0524) ACT Math Subject Score (0002) MCA Math Score (0531) SAT Math Composite Score (0534)
Refer to Adult Basic Education* (ABE) & FYEX1000 College Success Strategies 0-24   < 230        
MATH0544 Pre-College Math (4 cr) & FYEX1000 College Success Strategies 25 - 45   230 - 245        
MATH0533 Pre-College Math (3 cr) & FYEX1000 College Success Strategies 46 - 60   246 - 258        
MATH0522 Pre-College Math (2 cr) & FYEX1000 College Success Strategies 61 - 85   259 - 280        
MATH1015 Geometry/Trigonometry 86 - 120 0 - 49   230 - 249  20+    
MATH1020 Special Topics in Math 86 - 120 0 - 49   230 - 249  20+    
MATH1025 Algebra 86 - 120 0 - 49   230 - 249  20+    
MATH1220 College Algebra   50 - 120   250 - 300 22+ 1158+ 530+
MATH1225 Pre-Calculus   50 - 120   250 - 300 22+ 1158+ 530+
MATH1230 Introduction to Statistics   50 - 120   250 - 300 22+ 1148+ 530+

Classic Accuplacer and Next-Generation Math Scores Are Valid 2 Years
ACT, MCA and SAT Scores Are Valid 5 Years
*Room 313 in Winona (507-494-0900) or Room 313 in Red Wing (651-385-6348)  

English Requirements

Placement Test Score Requirements - English
Rev. 1/16/19 Accuplacer Reading Score (0163) Accuplacer Next-Gen Reading Score (0520) ACT English Subject Score (0003) ACT Reading Subject Score (0004) MCA Reading Score (0530) SAT Reading/ Writing Composite Score (0533)
Refer to Adult Basic Education* (ABE) & FYEX1000 0-45 < 230        
ENGL0518 Reading & Writing 2 &
FYEX1000 College Success Strategies
46 - 65 230 - 242        
ENGL0528 Reading & Writing 3 66 - 77 243 - 249 16+ 19+    
ENGL1020 College Communications 78+ 250+ 18+   1047+ 480+
ENGL1025 Writing About the Short Story 78+ 250+ 18+   1047+ 480+
ENGL1165 Introduction to Literature 78+ 250+   21 + 1047+ 480+
ENGL1265 Multicultural Literature 78+ 250+   21 + 1047+ 480+
ENGL1410 Technical Writing 78+ 250+ 18+   1047+ 480+
ENGL1215 College Writing I 78+ 250+ 18+   1047+ 480+
ENGL1445 Introduction to Creative Writing 78+ 250+ 18+   1047+ 480+
ENGL2595 Special Topics in Writing 78+ 250+ 18+   1047+ 480+
ENGL2570 Poetry of the English Language 78+ 250+   21 + 1047+ 480+
ENGL2580 Indep Reading: The Great Books 78+ 250+   21 + 1047+ 480+
ENGL2590 Special Topics in Literature 78+ 250+   21 + 1047+ 480+

Classic Accuplacer and Next-Generation Reading Scores Are Valid 3 Years
ACT, MCA and SAT Scores Are Valid 5 Years
 
*Room 313 in Winona (507-494-0900) or Room 313 in Red Wing (651-385-6348)  

Notes:

  • If college level ACT, MCA, or SAT score is not met or available, student must take Next-Gen Accuplacer placement test.
  • Students may have taken one or both of the math Accuplacer placement tests. Use highest math placement. Math placement scores over two years are not valid.
  • Students only take one English Accuplacer placement test. English placement scores over three years are not valid.
*Room 313 in Winona (507-494-0900) or Room 313 in Red Wing (651-385-6348) 

 

updated 2/6/19


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