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Course placement

After you complete your Accuplacer placement assessments, you will receive a letter that includes your assessment scores and provides a list of course placements in mathematics, reading, and writing. Before enrolling in any of the courses listed in the letter, it is advisable that you discuss your course placements with your academic advisor to determine how the placements align with your program requirements.

Mathematics placement results

Your mathematics placement results may require you to do preparatory work before taking courses. These results are:

  • MATH ABE (Adult Basic Education)
    • Students receive this placement when their Accuplacer Arithmetic test score is below 39 or when their Next Generation Accuplacer Arithmetic test score is below 240.
    • Students can choose to complete an Accuplacer Test Preparation course at the Hubbs Center and retake the Accuplacer math assessment with the objective of placing into MATH 098, PHIL 204, or MATH 110. The Hubbs Center is a state-funded adult learning center not affiliated with Metropolitan State University. The phone number for the Hubbs Center is 651-290-4822.
  • MATH 098 ALEKS PREP
    • Students receive this placement when their Accuplacer Arithmetic test score is below 39 or when their Next Generation Accuplacer Arithmetic test score is below 240.
    • Students can choose to complete the MATH 098 Online Preparation course using ALEKS. Students successfully completing this online course will receive an override allowing them to register for MATH 098 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking.
  • MATH 110 ALEKS PREP
    • Students receive this placement when their Accuplacer Arithmetic test score is below 50 or when their Next Generation Accuplacer Arithmetic test score is below 250.
    • Students can choose to complete the MATH 110 Online Preparation course using ALEKS. Students successfully completing this online course will receive an override allowing them to register for MATH 110 Math for Liberal Arts.

Your mathematics placement results may also allow you to enroll in:

    Reading placement results

    Your reading placement results may require you to do preparatory work before taking courses. These results are:

      • Adult Basic Education: Call Hubbs Center (external site) at 651-290-4822.
      • Appropriate developmental courses: If you place at this level and you have not completed any college-level reading and composition courses, you need to take courses at nearby community or technical colleges first. 
      • RDNG 112: The Educated Reader Analytical Reading
      • LING 111: Vocabulary Study

      Your reading placement results may also allow you to select any course that is appropriate for your college program.

      Writing placement results

      Your writing placement results may require you to do preparatory work before taking courses. These results are:

        • Adult Basic Education: Call Hubbs Center (external site) at 651-290-4822.
        • Appropriate developmental courses: If you place at this level and you have not completed any college-level composition courses, you need to take courses at nearby community or technical colleges first.

        Your writing placement results may also allow you to enroll in:

        • WRIT 101: Introduction to College Writing
        • WRIT 121: Writing I Intensive
        • WRIT 131: Writing I
        • WRIT 132: Written and Visual Communication

        Questions?

        If you have any questions regarding course placement, please email placement.assessment@metrostate.edu or call 651-793-1537.