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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Placement Test

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Students with ACT verbal scores below 18, students with SAT verbal scores below 450, or students admitted to the university without an ACT or SAT verbal score must take the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Test and pass it with a score of 78 or higher to enroll in English 101.

International students with a TOEFL score below 575 (paper-based), below 232 (computer-based), or below 89 (web-based), or with an IELTS score below 6.5 must take the Accuplacer ESL Reading Test and pass it with a score of 110 or higher to enroll in English 101.

Students with an Accuplacer Reading Comprehension test score below 78 or an Accuplacer ESL Reading test score below 110 must pass either English 100 or ESL 202 or ESL 210 with a grade of C or better before enrolling in English 101. If a student’s test score falls below this benchmark, his/her advisor discusses course options with him/her and helps him/her determine which course to take.