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Who is Eligible to Apply?

Senior students must have a 2.8 GPA, and junior students must have a 3.2 GPA to be eligible to apply to the Concurrent Enrollment Program.


Application and Assessment Testing

We want students to be successful in the classroom, and the Accuplacer assessment and ACT allow us to place students in appropriate-level coursework. Every student who would like to enroll in a concurrent course must complete the Accuplacer unless he or she has a qualifying ACT or MCA score. The Accuplacer is a web-based assessment that evaluates academic abilities in reading, writing and mathematics. It is not a pass/fail test and does not have a time limit.

Accuplacer, ACT and MCA Score Requirements

Accuplacer Next-Gen Reading - 250 or higher

ACT Reading - 21 or higher

ACT English - 18 or higher

MCA Reading - 1047 or higher

Accuplacer Next-Gen Math- varies based on course: see cut score guide

MCA Math - 1158 or higher (College Algebra)

*Math scores vary based on the math course prerequisites.

The Accuplacer Process

  • Students fill out the Student Application & Request to Test form.
  • Completed forms are scanned or faxed to M State with each student's high school transcript.
  • You will receive a spreadsheet back in approximately one week with student IDs and testing instructions.
  • Students take the test online. On average, students take two to four hours to complete the test.
  • A final scores spreadsheet will be emailed to you indicating whether the student has passed, did not pass but is eligible to retest, or did not pass and did not score high enough to retest.

To schedule Accuplacer testing for your students, contact Erin Warren at 218.736.1569 or erin.warren@minnesota.edu

Accuplacer Resources:


Academic Progress


The college evaluates student satisfactory academic progress after each term. If a student has not met either the college's GPA or completion percentage standard, the student will be placed on warning status for one evaluation period.

GPA Minimum Requirements:

  • 0-5 credits - 0.00
  • 6-23 credits - 1.75
  • 24 or more credits - 2.00

Minimum Required Completion:

  • 0-5 credits - 0 percent
  • 6-23 credits - 58 percent
  • 24 or more credits - 66.6 percent

Students on warning status are eligible to continue taking concurrent courses. If at the end of the warning period the student meets both the cumulative GPA and completion percentage, the warning status is ended and the student is returned to good standing. If at the end of the warning period a student has not met the requirements, the student shall be suspended and not able to register for one calendar year unless he or she appeals the suspension. Click here to find out more in the student handbook. Please note that a student's academic standing at M State is in effect at all colleges and universities in the Minnesota State system.


Transcript Requests

How to request transcripts to a college or university not in the Minnesota State system

Go to the M State forms page and click on "Transcript Request" under the "Graduation and Transfer" heading. Requests will be processed within 72 hours.

How to request transcripts to a college or university within the Minnesota State system

If applying to another institution within the Minnesota State system, students do NOT need to request a transcript online because the college or university will have access to their Minnesota State eTranscript.

Last modified: July 18th, 2017 at 12:47pm