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Orientation

Placement Exam

Minot State University offers the AccuPlacer Placement Exam for students wishing to take English or Math placement exams. Students are currently placed in an English and Math course based on the submitted ACT/SAT or AccuPlacer scores.

Students may wish to take the exam for the following reasons:
  • Student does not have ACT/SAT score
  • ACT/SAT score is low and would place student in a developmental English or Math course
  • Student is selecting a major which requires upper level math courses in first semester                                                                                             
To determine if you will want to take a placement exam prior to or the day of orientation, please see click on the specific exam below and follow the flowchart provided. 

     For the Math Placement take the:
  • ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
    and/or
  • College Algebra

    For the English Placement: take the:

  • ACCUPLACER WritePlacer
To prepare for the exam, please check out the AccuPlacer online tools and resources.

Please Note: ALL PLACEMENT EXAMS will occur from 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM the day of orientation. If you have further questions please feel free to contact Enrollment Services at 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3350 or CETL at 1-800-777-0750 ext. 4040


If you wish to take the placement exams prior to your orientation date, please contact the MSU Testing Center:   
Thomas Rakness or Kari Schmidt
Center for Extended Learning    
701-858-3390 or   
msu.testing@minotstateu.edu