Custodian of Policy: Registrar
Relevant Minnesota State System Policy: Minnesota State System Policy 3.3Relevant Procedures: Minnesota State System Procedure 3.3.1Effective Date: Spring 2020Last Review: Fall 2016Next Review: Fall 2022
English Placement Policy
In order to be considered valid for placement purposes, ACT/SAT scores and ACCUPLACER scores must have been earned within five years from the start of the class. High school GPA must be within the last ten years. The English Placement policy will be reviewed every two years.
English Placement for International Students who do not have English as their first language.
Math Placement Policy
Two sets of Accuplacer placement scores are available:
ACT Math and SAT Math Scores Comparison: ACT 19 = SAT 510; ACT 22 = SAT 540; ACT 23 = SAT 560; ACT 24 = SAT 580.
ACT, MCA and SAT scores are valid for 5 years. Accuplacer scores are valid for 2 years.
*MCA, Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment, Mathematics score will be used for only MATH105, MATH134, and MATH127 placement.
The purpose of this policy is to improve student success in college and university courses through student assessment and course placement that addresses reading comprehension, written English, and mathematics knowledge and skills.