English and Math Placement
In accordance with North Dakota University System Policy and Procedure 402.1.2 students are placed into Mathematics and English courses based on qualifying exam scores. The intent is to appropriately place students into courses that are both challenging and for which they are adequately prepared.
The following criteria are used to determine placement of students who have been offered admission to NDSU into entrylevel English courses.
 Students, whether from the United States, Canada or abroad, have the option to take the Accuplacer WritePlacer exam to determine placement or to attempt to place into a higher level English course.
English Placement for U.S. Students, Canadian Students, and U.S. Permanent Residents
 All students are required to successfully earn credit for ENGL 110 and 120 or equivalent as part of the NDSU general education requirements.

Eligible students with disabilities may seek reasonable accommodations to take the placement test. Please submit disability documentation to NDSU Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the time in which the accommodations are needed. Documentation will be reviewed and students will be notified if additional documentation is needed to make an eligibility decision. Please submit the request and documentation to: NDSU Disability Services; Dept. 5160; P.O. Box 6050; Fargo, ND 581086050; (701) 2318463.
 Students who have not taken the ACT or SAT are eligible to enroll in a developmental English course, ASC 087, prior to enrolling in ENGL 110 with 100. ASC 087 will be delivered by North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) on the NDSU campus. Students must register through the collaborative student registration process. Course textbooks for ASC 087 may be purchased through the NDSU bookstore.
 For students who have multiple exam scores, the highest placement may be used.
 Students who are required to begin in ASC 087 must successfully complete the course with a grade of 'S' (satisfactory) before they may enroll in ENGL 110 with 100, or equivalent.
 Students with an ACT English subtest score of 18 or higher (or SAT Evidencebased Reading and Writing score of 480 or higher) are advised to enroll in ENGL 120. Upon completion of ENGL 120 with a 'C' grade or higher, students will be awarded placement credit (3) for ENGL 110.
 Students with a MELAB score should contact the IELP coordinator for information on English placement.
The table below lists exam scores and corresponding course placement for students enrolled prior to spring 2017 or with SAT scores prior to March 2016:
English ACT Subtest Score  Writing SAT  COMPASS English Test Score  Course Placement 

13 or lower  350 or lower (Prior to March 2016)  040  ASC 087: College Writing Prep II (NDSCS collaborative) 
  EvidenceBased Reading and Writing: 400 or lower  ASC 087: College Writing Prep II (NDSCS collaborative)  
1417  360420 (Prior to March 2016)  4176  ENGL 110 with ENGL 100: College Composition I/Corequisite Writing Lab 
  EvidenceBased Reading and Writing: 410470  ENGL 110 with ENGL 100: College Composition I/Corequisite Writing Lab  
18 or higher  430 (Prior to March 2016)  77100  ENGL 120: College Composition II 
  Evidence Based Writing and Reading: 480    ENGL 120 
The table below lists exam scores and corresponding course placement for students enrolled beginning spring 2017:
English ACT Subtest Score  Writing SAT  Accuplacer WritePlacer Test Score  Course Placement 

13 or lower  350 or lower (Prior to March 2016)  34  ASC 087: College Writing Prep II (NDSCS Collaborative) 
  EvidenceBased Reading and Writing: 400 or lower    ASC 087: College Writing Prep II (NDSCS Collaborative) 
1417  360420 (Prior to March 2016)  5  ENGL 110 with ENGL 100: College Composition I/Corequisite Writing Lab 
  EvidenceBased Reading and Writing: 410470    ENGL 110 with ENGL 100: College Composition I/Correquisite Writing Lab 
18 or higher  430 (Prior to March 2016)  68  ENGL 120: College Composition II 
  EvidenceBased Writing and Reading: 480    ENGL 120: College Composition II 
 All students are required to successfully earn credit for ENGL 112 and 122 (or 110 and 120 for native English speakers) or equivalent as part of the NDSU general education requirements.
 Students who are required to begin in LANG 109 must successfully complete the course with a 'C' grade or higher before they may enroll in ENGL 112 with 100, or equivalent.
 For students who have multiple exam scores, the highest placement may be used.
 Students with qualifying exam scores are advised to enroll in ENGL 122. Upon completion of ENGL 122 with a 'C' grade or higher, students will be awarded placement credit (3) for ENGL 112.
The table below lists ACT and SAT exam scores and corresponding course Placement:
Exam Type  LANG 109: Language Use in Writing ESL II  ENGL 112 With ENGL 100: ESL College Composition I  ENGL 122: ESL College Composition II 

ACT English subtest  13 or lower  1417  18 or higher 
SAT EvidenceBased Reading and Writing  400 or lower  410470  480 or higher 
The table below lists placement exams for International students and corresponding course placement:
Exam Type  LANG 109: Language Use in Writing ESL II  ENGL 112 With ENGL 100: ESL College Composition I 

IELTS (Overall)  5.5 or lower  6.0 or higher 
TOEFL (Composite)  70 or lower  71 or higher 
Pearson (Overall)  49 or lower  50 or higher 
ELS Center  ELS 109 or lower  ELS 112 Certificate/Completion 
NDSU Math Placement Procedures
ACT or SAT mathematics subtest scores, as well as Pearson's My Math Test scores to determine placement of students into entrylevel mathematics courses. The following guidelines apply to math placement practices:
 For students who have scores from multiple tests, the highest placement may be used.

Eligible students with disabilities may seek reasonable accommodations to take the placement test. Please submit disability documentation to NDSU Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the time in which the accommodations are needed. Documentation will be reviewed and students will be notified if additional documentation is needed to make an eligibility decision. Please submit the request and documentation to: NDSU Disability Services; Dept. 5160; P.O. Box 6050; Fargo, ND 581086050; (701) 2318463.
 Current, incoming or returning NDSU students who do not have prior collegelevel mathematics OR a Math ACT subtest score (or SAT score) must take the Pearson's My Math Test to determine course placement.
 Students from countries other than the United States and Canada who do not have prior collegelevel mathematics OR a Math ACT subtest score (or SAT score) must take the Pearson's My Math Test to determine course placement (Please note, currently enrolled students may elect to take COMPASS Mathematics Test or NDSU Math Placement Test through November 21, 2016).
 Students with an ACT Math subtest score of at least 21 (or SAT Math subtest score of 530) may elect to take the Pearson's My Math Tests Algebra and Trigonometry to attempt to place into a course above MATH 103 or MATH 104.
 Students with a Math ACT subtest score of 20 or lower may elect to take the Pearson's My Math Test Intermediate Algebra test to attempt to place into a course above MATH 98.
 Students with an ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra score of 76 or College Level Math score of 50 may enroll into MATH 103 or MATH 104.
 Questions about the Pearson's My Math Tests can be directed to NDSU One Stop.
The table below lists exam scores and corresponding course placement for students enrolled prior to spring 2017 or with SAT scores prior to March 2016:
Math ACT Subtest Score  Composite SAT (Math + Critical Reading)  COMPASS Mathematics Test Score  Course Placement 

20 or lower  Lower than 990  Algebra < 49  MATH 98 
21 or higher  990 or higher  Algebra >= 49 or College Algebra <= 49 or Trigonometry <=39  MATH 103 or MATH 104 
    College Algebra 3049 and Trigonometry 3059  MATH 107 
    College Algebra >= 50  MATH 105 or MATH 146 or MATH 144* 
    College Algebra >= 60 and Trigonometry >=60  MATH 165 
*MATH 144, "Mathematics for Business", is only available for College of Business majors.
The table below lists exam scores and corresponding course placement for students enrolled beginning spring 2017:
ACT Math Subset  SAT Math  Pearson  Course Placement 

20 or lower  Lower than 530  Intermediate Algebra < 70%  MATH 98 
21 or higher  530 or higher  Intermediate Algebra >=70% or Algebra <60%  MATH 103 or MATH 104 
    Algebra 4559.9% and Trigonometry >=30%  MATH 107 
    Algebra =>60% and Trigonometry <50%  MATH 105, or MATH 144*, or MATH 146 
    Algebra >=65% and Trigonometry 40%64.9%  MATH 165 with MATH 105 
    Algebra >=65% and Trigonometry >= 65%  MATH 165 
*MATH 144, "Mathematics for Business", is only available for College of Business majors.
Options for Students Who Placed into MATH 98:
Students who believe that their mathematical abilities exceed their placement into developmental MATH 98 may take the Pearson's My Math Test Algebra to demonstrate their ability. If a student does not have an ACT (or SAT) or prior college credit, they must either enroll in MATH 98 or take the Pearson's My Math Test Intermediate Algebra for placement testing into a higher level mathematics course (students from countries other than the United States and Canada may also take the NDSU Math Placement Test). Students who begin in MATH 98 must successfully complete the course with a 'C' grade or higher before they may continue to MATH 103 or 104.
NDSU Math Placement Test Option :
Students with a Math ACT subtest score of at least 21 (or SAT Math subtest 530) or students from countries other than the United States and Canada may take the NDSU Math Placement Test to determine if they are eligible for higher level placement. Students should consult the curriculum guide for their intended major(s) to determine the level of math courses required for that program. The table below lists possible NDSU Math Placement Test scores and corresponding course placement. This option will discontinue after November 23, 2016.
NDSU Math Placement Test Score  Course Placement 

Algebra <=5  MATH 98 
Algebra 69  MATH 103 or MATH 104 
Algebra 89 and PreCalculus >=2  MATH 103 or MATH 104 or MATH 107 
Algebra 1012  MATH 105 or MATH 146 or MATH 144* 
Algebra > 13 and PreCalculus =03  MATH 105 or MATH 146 or MATH 144* 
Algebra >13 and PreCalculus 49  MATH 146 or MATH 144* or MATH 165 with corequisite of MATH 105 
Algebra > 13 and PreCalculus >= 10  MATH 146 or MATH 144* or MATH 165 
*MATH 144, "Mathematics for Business", is only available for College of Business majors.
Students with College Transfer Coursework or Credit by Examination Placement
Students with prior college coursework, Advance Placement (AP) or other creditbyexamination (CLEP, IB, DSST) will follow NDSU's Credit by Examination guidelines for placement into mathematics and English coursework.
Sequence of NDSU math courses as a reference or guide:
START: MATH 98 > MATH 103 > MATH 105 > MATH 165 > MATH 166 or
MATH 98 > MATH 103 > MATH 146 > Math 147 or
MATH 98 > MATH 104
START: My Math Test Algebra and Trigonometry > MATH 107 > MATH 165 > MATH 166