Placement Requirements

An academic advisor can help a student with placement questions at any time. Dixie State University accepts the ACT, SAT, and Accuplacer college placement tests. ESL courses may have different placement exams. The following General Education courses have placement score requirements. If your score is lower than these requirements, you have two options:

  • Retest. You can take the Accuplacer College Placement Test at the DSU Testing Center. 
  • Take a developmental prerequisite course(s). Successful completion (Grade C or higher) of the required course fulfills placement requirement. See following page for eligible courses.

Courses which have Placement Requirements

American Institutions

(One course is required for students pursuing these degrees: AA, AS, APE, BA, BS)

ECON 1740 Economic History of the U.S. ACT Reading score 17 or higher (or equivalent)
HIST 1700 American Civilization ACT Reading score 17 or higher (or equivalent)
POLS 1100 American Government ACT Reading score 17 or higher (or equivalent)
HIST 2700 and HIST 2710 U.S. History ACT Reading score 17 or higher (or equivalent)

English

(ENGL 1010 is required for students pursuing these degrees: AA, AS, AAS, APE, BA, BIS, BS, BSN)

ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing ACT English/Writing score 17 or higher (or equivalent)
ENGL 1010D Intro to Writing ACT English/Writing score 14 – 16 (or equivalent)

Mathematics

One course is required for students pursuing these degrees: AA, AS, APE, BA, BS. Most AAS degrees also require at least one Mathematics course)

NOTE: Math scores or prerequisite course grades cannot be more than 2 years old at the time of enrollment.

MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning ACT Math score 20 or higher (or equivalent)
MATH 1040 Intro to Statistics ACT Math score 22 or higher (or equivalent)
MATH 1050 College Algebra/ Pre-Calculus ACT Math score 23 or higher (or equivalent)
MATH 1060 Trigonometry ACT Math score 25 or higher (or equivalent)
MATH 1080 Pre-Calculus w/Trigonometry ACT Math score 25 or higher (or equivalent)
MATH 1100 Business Calculus ACT Math score 25 or higher (or equivalent)
MATH 1210 Calculus I ACT Math score 26 or higher (or equivalent)

Placement Scores Equivalents

English/Writing

NOTE: Students for whom English is not their first language and who do not have sufficient TOEFL scores for unconditional admission will be required to take the CaMLA exam.

Course ACT ACCU old SAT SAT
ENGL 1000 Reading and Writing 0 – 16 0 – 65 0 – 410 0 – 22
ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing 14 – 16 61 – 75 360 – 400 21 – 23
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 17 – 27 76 – 120 410 – 610 24 – 33
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics 28 – 36 Not eligible 620 – 800 34 – 40

Mathematics

NOTE: EA under Accuplacer (ACCU) stands for Elementary Algebra.

Course ACT ACCU old SAT SAT
MATH 0900 Transitional Mathematics I 0+ 0+ 0+ 0+
MATH 0980 Transitional Math IIB 12+ EA 30+ 280+ 330+
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II 18+ EA 54+ 440+ 480+
MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning 20+ EA 75+ 480+ 510+
MATH 1040 Intro to Statistics 22+ EA 87+ 520+ 550+
MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus 23+ EA 89+ 540+ 570+
MATH 1060 Trigonometry 25+ EA 95+ 580+ 600+
MATH 1080 Pre-Calculus w/ Trigonometry 25+ EA 95+ 580+ 600+
MATH 1100 Business Calculus 25+ EA 95+ 580+ 600+
MATH 1210 Calculus I 26+ EA 105+ and CLM 92+ 600+ 620+