In accordance with North Dakota University System Policy 402.1.2 and North Dakota University System 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.
Students will be required to take the ACCUPLACER test if they do not have ACT official scores dated within the last five years or ACCUPLACER official scores dated within the last three years.
Students may be required to complete the ACCUPLACER test in one, two or three areas depending on their ACT scores. This will ensure students are placed in courses appropriate to their abilities (see below overview).
For further questions, please see the NDSCS Course Placement Policy or call Student Success & Career Services at 701-671-2258.
|ACCUPLACER Testing Required If:|
|ACT English Score||17 or below|
|ACT Reading Score||17 or below|
|ACT Math Score||20 or below*|
*Minimum math scores vary significantly depending on program. For all transfer programs (Liberal Arts), a score of 20 or below will be required to test. For more information see the NDSCS Course Placement Policy.
Students are encouraged to review sample ACCUPLACER test questions before completing their ACCUPLACER test at New Student Registration & Orientation.
Sample questions are available at:
Click here for information about the ACCUPLACER test including what it is, testing locations, cost and how to prepare.