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Next-Generation Accuplacer Placement Testing

Update 3/30/2020: At this time, all placement testing has currently been suspended, as the online Accuplacer website is not functional. Incoming students will be placed based on their High School GPAs until such time as we are able to reinstitute the online Accuplacer. Questions about this can be addressed with an Admissions Representative.

MSC Southeast utilizes the Next-Generation Accuplacer test as part of the enrollment and placement process. Math and Reading (English) tests are available to take. 

  • You may be exempt from taking all or a part of the Next-Gen Accuplacer - check to see if you are exempt.
  • The Math and Reading (English) Next-Gen Accuplacer is required for most programs. However, if you choose not to take the math Accuplacer, you will be placed in a developmental math class. The only way to advance-place in math  is to provide a placement score from one of the following assessments: ACT, SAT, MCA or Next-Gen Accuplacer (see Placement Test Scores). Unless you are exempt, most MSC Southeast students are required to take the Reading Next-Gen Accuplacer.
  • You may defer taking the Math and/or Reading Next-Gen to another semester. If you choose to do this, it may limit course selection during your initial registration and could prolong your time in your program. This could also make advising more difficult and require you to take classes out of sequence. If the test is required for your program, it will have to be completed eventually.  

Be sure to take the Accuplacer test very seriously. MSCS 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 Next-Gen Accuplacer.

Testing Schedule

Please note: Accuplacer testing is not available at this time.  

Please schedule your appointment for the Next-Gen 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 Front Desk or call us at:

  • Winona: 507-453-2700
  • Red Wing: 651-385-6300

Remote Testing/Distance Proctoring

For students who need to take the Next-Gen Accuplacer off-campus, please contact Testing Coordinator Kristie Maynard at kmaynard@southeastmn.edu.

Taking the Next-Generation 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

Additional Information

More information about Accuplacer can be found at our FAQs page.

Preparing For the Next-Generation 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 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.


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