Testing/Placement
As per SBHE Policy 402.1.2 the following placement scores are required for admission to Math 103 – College Algebra or higher and ENGL 110 – College Composition I. For placements based on test scores please see the charts below.
Math Composition Placement
ACT 
SAT 
COMPASS 
ACCUPLACER 
ASPIRE 
PLAN 
Suggested Placement

Math 
Critical Reading + Math 
Math 
Elementary Algebra 
Math 
Math 
015 
200760 
033 PreAlgebra 
059
Elementary Algebra Exam 


ASC 091 
1618 
770890 
3456 PreAlgebra 
6079
Elementary Algebra Exam 


ASC 092 
1920 
900980 
57 or above
PreAlgebra 
80115 Elementary Algebra Exam 


ASC 093 
2122 or higher 
9901040
or higher 
49 or higher
Algebra 
116 or above Elementary Algebra Exam 
431 or above Mathematics 
19 or above Mathematics 
MATH 103, MATH 110, or MATH 127 (depending on major requirements) 
2324 
10501120 
5567 Algebra
AND
5662 College Algebra 
116 or above Elementary Algebra Exam AND
65 or higher College Level Math Exam 


MATH 105 (depending on major requirements) 
2526 
11301200 
6882 Algebra
AND
63–71 College Algebra 
116 or above Elementary Algebra Exam AND
70 or higher College Level Math Exam 


MATH 107 or MATH 146
(depending on major requirements) 
27 and above 
1210 and up 
83 and above Algebra AND
72 and above College Algebra
(Should have passed a trigonometry course at high school or college) 
116 or above Elementary Algebra Exam
AND
100 or higher College Level Math Exam 


MATH 165 
English Composition Placement
ACT 
SAT 
ACCUPLACER 
ASPIRE 
PLAN 
Suggested Placement

English 
Writing 
“Writeplacer” 
English 
English 
017 
0429 
03** 


ASC 087 
14~17 
360~429 
4 


ASC 088 & ENGL 110 
18 and above 
430 and above 
58 
426 and above 
15 and above 
ENGL 110 
SAT scores above represent placement score requirements for SAT tests taken prior to February, 2016.
Students scoring below 21 on the ACT Mathematics subtest will not be allowed to register for MATH 103 or higher. Students will be placed in ASC 091, ASC 092 or ASC 093 based on their ACT Mathematics subtest score. Students scoring below 21 on the ACT Mathematics subtest have the option of taking the COMPASS Placement test for consideration of placement in a higher math course if they choose. Test arrangements can be made through the Dickinson State University Testing Center, Academic Success Center or by calling 701.483.2964.
Students scoring below 18 on the ACT English subtest will not be allowed to register for ENGL 110. Students will be placed in ASC 087 based on their ACT English subtest score. Students scoring below 10 on the ACT English subtest have the option of taking the ACCUPLACER “Writeplacer” Placement test for consideration of placement in ENGL 110 if they choose. Test arrangements can be made through the Dickinson State University Testing Center, Stoxen Library Lower Level, or by calling the Academic Success Center at 701.483.2999.
Consistent with SBHE Policy 402.1.1 the following students are exempt from this procedure:
 Students age 25 or older on the first day of class.
 Students from foreign countries other than Canada.
 Students transferring 24 or more semester credits accepted into a degree program at the receiving campus.
 Campuses may require additional placement qualifications of these subgroups.
Students who successfully complete a required remedial course or final course in a remedial sequence with a grade of “C” or higher that fulfills a prerequisite for MATH 103 or ENGL 110 will be deemed to have met the prerequisite to enroll in MATH 103 or ENGL 110.