Custodian of Policy: Registrar
Relevant Minnesota State System Policy: 3.3
Relevant Procedures: Minnesota State System Procedure 3.3.1
Effective Date: Fall 2016
Last Review: Spring 2015
Next Review: Fall 2022
Undergraduate students seeking enrollment in ENGL 101 at Minnesota State University Moorhead must demonstrate readiness to succeed in the course. Students will be eligible to enroll in ENGL 101 if they have earned:
Undergraduate students with ACT English sub-scores of 26 or higher (SAT reading score of 600 or higher) may opt to enroll in ENGL 201 instead of ENGL 101. ENGL 201 may be used to fulfill Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC) Goal Area 1B for students who choose this option.
Undergraduate students seeking enrollment in a mathematics course at Minnesota State University Moorhead must demonstrate readiness to succeed. Undergraduate students with the ACT and corresponding SAT Math sub-scores as outlined below may choose to start in the listed MATH courses. Student may also choose to enroll in courses below the top level they qualify for. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor in their department or in the math department to ensure the course they register for is appropriate for their chosen major:
In order to be considered valid for placement purposes, ACT /SAT or Accuplacer scores must have been earned within two years from the start of the class.
The Math placement criteria given above will be reviewed by the Math Department Course Placement Committee every two years to ensure that placement levels are correlated to recent student success data.
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.