Placement Information

Incoming students with no college credit in English and/or math will be placed in their initial English or math class based on their ACT sub scores as follows:

ACT English
Accuplacer Score
Placement
18 or higher
78 or higher on Reading Comprehension
English 111 College Reading and Writing
17 or lower
Less than 78 on Reading Comprehension
ENG 099 Introduction to College Writing*
  •  * English 099 is a developmental, non-degree credit course
  • Students with previously earned credit in college English may enroll in the next appropriate course regardless of ACT or test scores.
  • Students who are not satisfied with their English placement level can take the Accuplacer exam to attempt improvement in their English placement level.
ACT Math
Accuplacer Score
Placement
26 or higher
76 or higher on Elementary Algebra & 70 or higher on CLM*
Math 212 Calculus
24 or higher
76 or higher on Elementary Algebra & 60 - 70 on CLM*

Math 120 Precalculus or


Math 140 Applied Calculus or


Math 142 Matrix Algebra

22 or higher
76 or higher on Elementary Algebra & 50 - 60 on CLM*

Math 112 Modeling with functions for Business or

Math 115 College Algebra or

Math 117 Precalculus with Modeling
18 or higher
76 or higher on Elementary Algebra & less than 50 on CLM*

Math 110 Finite Mathematics or

Math 202 Elements of Math or

Stats 110 Fundamentals of Statistics
18 or higher
50 - 76 on Elementary Algebra

Math 100 Survey of Mathematics or

Math 050 Intermediate Algebra**
17 or lower
Less than 50 on Elementary Algebra

Math 050 Intermediate Algebra** or

Stats 100 Numbers & Data in Society
  •  * College Level Math
  • ** Math 050 is developmental, non-degree credit course
  • Students with previously earned credit in college math may enroll in the next appropriate course regardless of ACT or test scores.
  • Students who are not satisfied with their math placement based on their ACT score have two options:

Option 1:

Take the Accuplacer exam to attempt improvement in the math placement level.

 

Option 2:

Sign up for ALEKS Preparation and Learning Program. This low cost web based program will verify your current math placement and tailor a tutorial to develop your math skills in college level math. Dedicated students can qualify for higher level math courses. For more information, click on the link above.

Testing Information

  • Accuplacer placement testing will be offered in the Darrell Krueger Library, Room 102, on the following dates:
    • Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 at 8am
  • Testing is also available by appointment at the Warrior Success Center. Please call 507.457.5878 to sign up to test or go online to make an appointment for placement testing.
  • Students must bring a photo ID to the testing site.
  • Students may re-test once if they are not satisfied with their placement and have done some additional preparation.

If you have any questions, please visit the Warrior Success Center in Maxwell 314 or call 507.457.5878 . You can also e-mail jbellman@winona.edu.

Accuplacer Test Information

Sample Questions (PDF)

Free Accuplacer Study App

Foreign Language Placement