Step 2: Test
ACCUPLACER Placement Testing
All Minnesota State Colleges administer ACCUPLACER tests as part of the enrollment and placement process. (Not all enrolling students are required to take the ACCUPLACER - check to see if you are exempt.)
Be sure to take this test very seriously. MSC Southeast has mandatory placement. These scores will place you in the appropriate level math and English courses. If you perform well on the test you are likely to save a great deal of time and money on your education! Be ready for the tests - see below for more information on preparing for the ACCUPLACER.
Please schedule your appointment for the ACCUPLACER test online. Use our online scheduling system to see the full schedule of available appointments for each campus.
If you'd rather schedule on the phone or in person, stop by the reception desk or call us at:
- Winona: 507-453-2700
- Red Wing: 651-385-6300
For students who need to take the ACCUPLACER out of the state or out of the country, please download instructions: Distance Accuplacer Testing (PDF)
Taking the ACCUPLACER Test
- Show up 15 minutes early
- Bring a valid photo ID (driver's license, ID card, resident card, passport)
- Check in at the front desk
More information about ACCUPLACER can be found at our ACCUPLACER FAQs page.
Preparing For the ACCUPLACER
Understanding Your Placement Score
After your test the test proctor will be available to help answer your questions and explain your placement scores. Our detailed ACCUPLACER Placement Test Score Chart is also available for review and reference.
Students who may need accommodations for placement tests because of a disability should contact Disability Services at 651-385-6309.