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Accuplacer Testing

Accuplacer Testing

Do I need to take the Accuplacer?

You may not need to take our placement test, the Accuplacer. Please see below if you already have what you need to register.

A student shall be exempted from taking the Accuplacer based on the following criteria:

  • Transcripts from a higher education institution documenting an A.A.S degree or higher.
  • Transcripts from a higher education institution showing grades of "D" or better in comparable college level courses in mathematics and English. 
  • Reported high school grade point averages:
    • For college level English classes you need a 2.6 or higher.
    • For college Algebra or Statistics you need a 2.8 and completion of Algebra II with a C- or higher.
  • ACT scores of 21 in reading and 18 in English to be exempt from reading test. ACT score of 22 in math to be exempt from the math portion of the test. Student must provide a copy of their ACT scores and the test have been taken within five calendar years. 
  • MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment) score of 1047 in reading to be exempt from the reading test.  MCA score of 1158 in math to be exempt from the math portion of the test. Student must provide a copy of their MCA scores. MCA tests must have been taken within five calendar years. 
  • SAT score of 480 in reading to be exempt from the reading test. SAT score of 530 in math exempt from the math test. Student must provide a copy of their SAT scores. SAT tests must have been taken within five calendar years. 
  • Previously completed Accuplacer Placement scores: Math placement scores must be within 2 years. Reading placement scores must be within 5 years.  
  • Guided Self-Placement: To be considered for guided self-placement, please email this address: Testing@southeastmn.edu

 
If you DO need to test, please follow the instructions below.

Scheduling the Accuplacer test

Whether testing on campus or online, you will need a Remote Voucher to schedule your Accuplacer test. To receive a Remote Voucher, please fill out and submit the request form.

Accuplacer Test Remote Voucher Request Form

Additional Information

Understanding Your Placement Score

After your test, the test proctor will be available to help answer your questions and explain your placement scores. Your academic advisor will also be informed of your score so they can advise you in class selection.

You may also log into eServices and look under the Courses and Registration tab to view your course placement levels. 

Accommodations

Students who may need accommodations for placement tests because of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility at 651-385-6309 or accessibility@southeastmn.edu.


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