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

English

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

ENGL 1010Intro to WritingACT English/Writing score 19 or higher (or equivalent) AND ACT Reading score 17 or higher (or equivalent)
ENGL 1010DIntro to WritingACT English/Writing score 16 – 18 (or equivalent) AND ACT Reading score 17 or higher (or equivalent)

Information Literacy

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

LIB 1010Information LiteracyACT English/Writing score 16 or higher (or equivalent)

NOTE: There is no placement requirement to take LIB 1000 Information Literacy Exam.

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 1030Quantitative ReasoningACT Math score 23 or higher (or equivalent)
MATH 1040Intro to StatisticsACT Math score 23 or higher (or equivalent)
MATH 1050College Algebra/ Pre-CalculusACT Math score 23 or higher (or equivalent)
MATH 1060TrigonometryACT Math score 25 or higher (or equivalent)
MATH 1080Pre-Calculus w/TrigonometryACT Math score 25 or higher (or equivalent)
MATH 1100Business CalculusACT Math score 25 or higher (or equivalent)
MATH 1210Calculus IACT 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 COMPASS ESL exam.

Course ACT ACCU old SAT SAT
ENGL 0470 Basic Reading0 – 110 – 410 – 2900 - 17
ENGL 1470 Critical Reading12 – 1642 – 65300 – 41018 - 22
ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing*17 – 3666 – 120420 – 80023 - 40
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing*17 – 3666 – 120420 – 80023 - 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 COMPASS ESL exam.

Course ACT ACCU old SAT SAT
ENGL 0990 Beginning Writing0 – 150 – 690 – 3700 - 21
ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing*16 – 1870 – 85380 – 44022 - 25
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing*19 – 2786 – 120450 – 61026 - 33
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics28 - 36Not eligible620 - 80034 - 40

Mathematics

Course ACT ACCU old SAT SAT
MATH 0900 Transitional Mathematics I0 – 120 – 300 – 2900 - 340
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II13 – 2231 – 88300 – 530350 - 560
MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning23 – 2889 – 94540 – 640570 - 660
MATH 1040 Intro to Statistics23 – 2889 – 94540 – 640570 - 660
MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus23 – 2889 – 94540 – 640570 - 660
MATH 1060 Trigonometry25 – 2995 – 104580 – 650600 - 670
MATH 1080 Pre-Calculus w/ Trigonometry25 – 2995 – 104580 – 650600 - 670
MATH 1100 Business Calculus25 – 2995 – 104580 – 650600 - 670
MATH 1210 Calculus I26 – 36105 – 120600 – 800620 - 800
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Both Reading and English (Writing) scores are required.