Placement Requirements

An academic advisor can help a student with placement questions at any time. Dixie State University accepts the ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, and ALEKS 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 Next Gen Accuplacer or ALEKS College Placement Test(s) at the DSU Testing Center. 
  • Take 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

ECON 1740 Economic History of the U.S. ACT Reading score 17 or higher (or equivalent)
HIST 1700 American Civilization ACT English score 17 or higher (or equivalent); or ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1010D
POLS 1100 American Government ACT Reading score 17 or higher (or equivalent)
HIST 2700 & HIST 2710 U.S. History ACT English score 17 or higher (or equivalent); or ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1010D

English

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

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

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 SAT Old SAT NG Accu Accu
ECON 1740 17 23 420 239 66
POLS 1100 17 23 420 239 66

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 SAT Old SAT NG Accu Accu
ENGL 1000 Reading and Writing 0 - 13 0 - 20 0 - 350 200 - 236 0 - 60
ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing 14 - 16 21 - 23 360 - 400 237 - 249 61 - 75
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 17 - 27 24 - 33 410 - 610 250 - 300 76 - 120
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics 28 - 36 34 - 40 620 - 800 Not Eligible Not Eligible

Mathematics

Course ACT ACCU ALEKS SAT
MATH 0900 0+ 0+ 0+ 0+
MATH 0980 12+ EA 30+ 14+ 330+
MATH 1010 18+ EA 54+ 18+ 480+
MATH 1030 20+ EA 75+ 22+ 510+
MATH 1040 22+ EA 87+ 32+ 550+
MATH 1050 23+ EA 89+ 46+ 570+
MATH 1060 25+ EA 95+ 52+ 600+
MATH 1080 25+ EA 95+ 52+ 600+
MATH 1100 25+ EA 95+ 52+ 600+
MATH 1210 26+ EA 105+ and CLM 92+ 76+ 620+

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