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. You can only take each portion of the Accuplacer once in a 30-day period.
  • 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, BS)

ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing ACT English/Writing score 17 or higher (or equivalent) AND ACT Reading score 17 or higher (or equivalent)
ENGL 1010D Intro to Writing ACT English/Writing score 14 – 16 (or equivalent) AND ACT Reading score 17 or higher (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 23 or higher (or equivalent)
MATH 1040 Intro to Statistics ACT Math score 23 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

Reading

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 0470 Basic Reading 0 – 11 0 – 41 0 – 290 0 – 17
ENGL 1470 Critical Reading 12 – 16 42 – 65 300 – 410 18 – 22
ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing* 17 – 36 66 – 120 420 – 800 23 – 40
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing* 17 – 36 66 – 120 420 – 800 23 – 40

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 0990 Beginning Writing 0 – 13 0 – 60 0 – 350 0 – 20
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

Course ACT ACCU old SAT SAT
MATH 0900 Transitional Mathematics I 0 – 12 0 – 30 0 – 290 0 – 340
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II 13 – 22 31 – 88 300 – 530 350 – 560
MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning 23 – 28 89 – 94 540 – 640 570 – 660
MATH 1040 Intro to Statistics 23 – 28 89 – 94 540 – 640 570 – 660
MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus 23 – 28 89 – 94 540 – 640 570 – 660
MATH 1060 Trigonometry 25 – 29 95 – 104 580 – 650 600 – 670
MATH 1080 Pre-Calculus w/ Trigonometry 25 – 29 95 – 104 580 – 650 600 - 670
MATH 1100 Business Calculus 25 – 29 95 – 104 580 – 650 600 - 670
MATH 1210 Calculus I 26 – 36 105 – 120 600 – 800 620 - 800
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Both Reading and English (Writing) scores are required.