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Course Placement

Course Placement

 After you’ve been admitted to SMSU, you may need to take placement tests. SMSU's course placement process determines a student's readiness for reading, writing, and mathematics courses. It is used to assist a student with the selection of appropriate courses to help assure a student's success upon entering SMSU.  Course placement can be determined using one or a combination of the following information:     

 Scores form ACT, SAT, MN Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) - valid within the last 5 calendar years


  • High school GPA - valid within the last 10 calendar years


  • Standardized score reports from Advance Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB)


  • Completion of college-level coursework from an accredited U.S. college or university


  • Course Placement Assessment - ACCUPLACER - valid within 2 calendar years



Students can find additional information about SMSU’s course placement process on the Deeann Griebel Student Success Center’s homepage.

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