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Advanced Placement (AP)
Students who took AP courses in high school and received a minimum score on the exams may receive college credit. Students must send their test scores directly from AP to Minot State University. For more information about AP courses and a listing of subject examinations with required scores for university credit, visit the Advanced Placement website. Students should visit with their academic advisor to discuss how AP courses may impact their program of study.

College Level Examination Program - CLEP
Students have the opportunity to take CLEP exams through the Center for Extended Learning at Minot State. Students should view MSU’s CLEP Website for a listing of available subject examinations, information on registering for a CLEP exam, and other useful information about CLEP examinations.

ACCUPLACER (English & Math Placement Test)
Students may be required or elect to take the ACCUPLACER to determine which English/Math course they are eligible to enroll in for the upcoming semester. The Math ACT/SAT subscore is used to assist with placement purposes; however, in some cases students will need to complete the appropriate ACCUPLACER test, as well. Students should visit with their academic advisor to determine if the placement test is necessary. The ACCUPLACER test is available year round by setting up an appointment with the MSU Academic Testing Center, (701) 858-3830.

ACCUPLACER English Placement Scores

Writeplacer Test Score

Course Placement

ASC 87 College Writing Prep
ENGL 110 College Composition I with co-requisite of ASC 88 Composition Lab
ENGL 110 College Composition I


ACCUPLACER Math Placement Scores

Elementary Algebra Test Score

Course Placement


ASC 092 Beginning Algebra
ASC 093 Intermediate Algebra with co-requisite of ASC 093L Intermediate Algebra Lab

MATH 103 College Algebra with co-requisite of MATH 103L College Algebra Lab
MATH 210 Elementary Stats with co-requisite of MATH 210L Elementary Stats Lab

MATH 103 College Algebra
MATH 104 Finite Math
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics

College Level Math Test Score

Course Placement
MATH 103 College Algebra
MATH 104 Finite Math
MATH 210 Elementary Stats

MATH 105 College Trig
MATH 107 Precalculus
MATH 146 Applied Calculus

MATH 165 Calculus I


Students may contact the Academic Testing Center at (701) 858-3830 for more information on AP, CLEP, and ACCUPLACER.