Course Placement

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Course Placement at Minneapolis College


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Monday/Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. -  5:30 p.m. 
Wednesday/Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m.


Virtual Drop-in Course Placement Help Via Zoom
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Thursday & Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 

Before registering for courses, course placement must be determined in English, Reading, and Math. Course placements allow you to register for both prerequisite courses needed for your program and program courses. Not all programs require the same course placements

The placement process helps the college determine the types of courses for which you are best prepared. Placement level shows courses for which you’ll meet prerequisites and courses you may need to take to prepare for higher-level courses.

Course Placements are based upon the following information:

  • ACT, SAT, and/or MCA scores within the last 5 calendar years.
  • Self-Reported High school Grade Point Average (GPA) if you graduated in the past 10 years. If you submitted your high school grade point average (GPA) in your application for admission and/or requested ACT, SAT, MCA scores to be sent, you'll receive placement by email.
  • Directed Self Placement Guides. If you don’t have a high school grade point average (GPA) in the past 10 years or ACT, SAT, and/or MCA test scores in the past 5 years, a course placement advisor will work through this process with you! Please see the Directed Self Placement Guides below.
  • Previous college course work from accredited U.S. colleges and universities
  • Standardized score reports (CLEP, AP and IB)


Click on the Determine Your Course Placement Process button if:

  • You haven't entered your high school grade point average (GPA) in your application for admission and/or requested ACT, SAT, MCA scores to be sent or
  • Your Accuplacer test scores are expired.
    • Math test scores are valid for 2 years.
    • ESOL test scores are valid for 3 years.
    • Reading and Writing placements do not expire or
  • You have a GED or
  • You graduated from a high school outside of the United States.

Course Placement Criteria

Directed Self Placement Guides

Accuplacer