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Course Placement

Course Placement 2024 - '25

Once an admitted student makes the $100 tuition deposit, it is vital for the student to determine if course placement requirements have been met using one of five pathways. If you are contemplating a major or minor that will require Algebra proficiency it is strongly recommended you meet the mathematics placement criteria using one of five pathways. A list of majors and minors with algebra proficiency requirements can be found here. Students can use a combination of the pathway options below for placement purposes.


  • Pathway 1:

    Submit official test scores. If you have ACT/SAT or Accuplacer scores, not previously submitted to MVNU, please request a copy of your official score report to be sent to Scores received from the high school counselor or the testing organization are considered official.

  • Pathway 2:

    Advanced Placement (AP) Coursework in English and/or Mathematics with an exam score of 3+.

  • Pathway 3:

    College Credit Plus (CCP) coursework in English and/or Mathematics, with a final grade of C- or better.

  • Pathway 4:

    Complete an approved assessment. (More information about the approved assessments found below).

  • Pathway 5:

    Decline additional assessment(s) and agree to take any assigned English, Math, and/or Success support courses, which may include some non-credit bearing classes.



ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning (PPL) is used to determine readiness for mathematics courses. ALEKS PPL is a web-based program that uses artificial intelligence to map a student’s strengths and weaknesses. The Placement Assessment is up to 30 questions and generally takes 60-90 minutes to complete. Please note: This is a remote exam. Students will register for and complete the assessment fully online. Cost is $20.

The list below represents the various criteria or methods to demonstrate college readiness in Mathematics. A student shows college readiness by meeting any one of these criteria.
  • ACT Mathematics score of 19+
  • SAT Mathematics score of 530+
  • Accuplacer QAS score of 263+
  • ALEKS PPL score of 46+
  • Previous college level mathematics course with a grade of C- or better
  • AP Mathematics course with an AP exam score of 3+
*Students may also choose to decline additional assessments and agree to take any required non-credit bearing Mathematics courses necessary for the chosen major or minor.

The Writing test evaluates your ability to revise and edit multiparagraph text. The Writing test is 25 questions and students will have 60 minutes to complete the test.

Please note: This is an in-seat test. Students must register ahead of their chosen New Student Orientation and take the test on that date.

Students who are required to take the Trig Test (dependent on major) should register only for the Trig test.

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