102 - Placement Testing
Responsible Office: Student Affairs
Responsible Officer: Dean of Students
Related Minnesota State Board Policy: 3.3 Assessment for Course Placement
Related Minnesota State Board Procedure: 3.3.1 Assessment for Course Placement
PURPOSE: The purpose of this policy is to establish the requirement regarding the use of placement testing.
Prior to enrolling in Minnesota State College Southeast courses, students must document their level of competence in reading, and may be required to demonstrate competence in mathematics depending upon program of enrollment. The placement test scores have a five-year time limit for the reading comprehension portion and two-year time limit for the mathematics portion of the test. Students may utilize an alternative option to taking the college placement test. Those options include:
A. Transcripts from higher education institutions showing a grade of "D" or better in comparable college level courses in mathematics and English.
B. Transcripts from a higher education institution documenting an A.A.S., degree or higher.
C. ACT or SAT scores
D. Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) scores.
Approved: June 17, 1997
Reviewed: October 23, 2013; June 10, 2020
Revised: February 15, 2000; February 13, 2003; June 30, 2004; September 29, 2008; December 28, 2010; February 7, 2011; June 10, 2020