Accuplacer assessment testing

Course placement 

M State will be determining course placement by: 

  • Scores from ACT, SAT and/or Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) 
  • Accuplacer assessment 
  • High school GPA for students who have graduated from high school within the last 10 years. In the absence of an official high school transcript, self-reported high school GPA may be submitted to
  • Completion of college-level coursework from an accredited college or university 
  • Guided self-placement

Guided self-placement 

Guided self-placement with an academic advisor will be used for students who have earned a GED or graduated from high school more than 10 years ago. It is recommended to have your GED test results available during the meeting with an academic advisor. 

Students who are planning to apply to an M State selective admissions program cannot use guided self-placement. 

Preparing for Accuplacer

The free Accuplacer study app gives you access to Accuplacer practice materials anytime, anywhere. Choose Next-Generation Practice Tests when prompted. The app includes sample questions and explanations for both correct and incorrect answers. Explore practice questions and get feedback on the skills you need to focus on the most. Jump-start your college journey by preparing for the Accuplacer today!

Testing options:

  1. Assess at one of our four campus locations: Accuplacer Assessment Sign Up.
  2. Assess at any Minnesota State institution or out-of-state testing center. Contact the Support Center ( or 877.450.3322) to request a Remote Test Voucher.  
  3. Remote proctoring via Zoom may be an option. Contact to learn more about remote Accuplacer testing.