Important Virtual Service Information

As we have moved to virtual service, we are still here to help. You can still reach out to us: testing.center@century.edu, 651-779-3352, or schedule an appointment here.

Students: Per the directive of the system office, the following has been issued: Due to ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of our students during the COVID-19 pandemic, significant modifications to our existing placement practices are required. Most notably, this includes suspending all in-person and online course placement testing and services until further notice.

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Option 1

First, we will determine if you have placement into college level course work based on current test scores, evaluated college level transcripts on file or high school GPA. Please review scores below to see if you meet the requirements for college level placement.

Reading Placement

If you have any of the following requirements you will be placed at college level reading and English.

English 1021 – College Composition I (4 credits)

Test Score Range High School GPA (valid within 10 years of graduation)
Classic ACCUPLACER (valid indefinitely) 78+  
Next Generation ACCUPLACER (valid indefinitely)

250+

OR

236-249

 

 

AND 2.5 or higher

ACT (valid within 5 years)

Reading: 21+ OR English 18+ 

OR 

Reading: 19-20 OR English 16-17

 

 

 

AND 2.5 or higher

SAT EWR (valid within 5 years)

480+

OR 

440-479

 

 

AND 2.5 or higher

MCA (valid within 5 years) 1042-1046 AND 2.5 or higher
High School GPA   2.6 or higher
Three College-Level Reading Intensive Classes with a B- or higher 78  
Earned or Awarded Bachelor’s Degree or Associate of Arts Degree 78  
Completed ENGL 1021 equivalency with a C- or higher 78  

Math Placement

If you have any of the following requirements, you will be placed at the respective college level math course. You may place into more than one math course. Check your program information or meet with a Century College advisor to determine the appropriate course for you.
 

MATH 1015 - Applied Mathematics (5 credits)

Test Score Range
Classic ACCUPLACER (valid within 2 years)

Elementary Algebra 76 and higher

AND

College Math 0-49

Next Generation ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra and Functions (valid within 2 years) 230-249
ACT (valid within 5 years) 19-21

MATH 1025 - Statistics (4 credits)

Test Score Range High School GPA (valid within 10 years of graduation)
Classic ACCUPLACER (valid within 2 years) Elementary Algebra 76 or higher AND  College Math 50-79  
Next Generation ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra and Functions (valid within 2 years)

250-279

OR  

236-249

 

 

AND 2.7 or higher

ACT (valid within 5 years)

22-24

OR 

20-21

 

 

AND 2.7 or higher

SAT (valid within 5 years)

530

OR 

520-529 

 

 

AND 2.7 or higher

MCA (valid within 5 years)

1148

OR 

1146-1147

 

 

AND 2.7 or higher

High School GPA  

2.8 or higher 

AND 

High School Algebra 2 with C- or better

Transfer Equivalency of the Pre-Req with C- or better 50  
Completion of Goal 4 (not Philosophy) with C- or better 50  

MATH 1030 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts (3 credits)

Test Score Range High School GPA (valid within 10 years of graduation)
Classic ACCUPLACER (valid within 2 years) Elementary Algebra 76 or higher and College Math 0-49  
Next Generation ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra and Functions(valid within 2 years) 230-249  
ACT (valid within 5 years)

19-21

OR  

16-18

 

 

AND 2.7 or higher

SAT (valid within 5 years)

530

OR  

520-529

 

 

AND 2.7 or higher

MCA (valid within 5 years)

1148

OR 

1146-1147

 

 

AND 2.7 or higher

High School GPA  

2.8 or higher

AND

High School Algebra 2 with C- or better

Transfer Equivalency of the Pre-Req with C- or better 50  
Completion of Goal 4 (not Philosophy) with C- or better 50  

MATH 1050 - Finite Mathematics (3 credits)

Test Score Range
Classic ACCUPLACER (valid within 2 years)

Elementary Algebra 76 or higher

AND

College Math 50-79

Next Generation ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra and Functions (valid within 2 years) 250-279
ACT (valid within 5 years) 22-24
SAT (valid within 5 years) 530
MCA (valid within 5 years) 1158
Transfer Equivalency of the Pre-Req with C- or better 50
Completion of Goal 4 (not Philosophy) with C- or better 50

MATH 1061 - College Algebra (4 credits)

Test Score Range High School GPA (valid within 10 years of graduation)
Classic ACCUPLACER (valid within 2 years) Elementary Algebra 76 or higher and College Math 50-79  
Next Generation ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra and Functions (valid within 2 years)

250-279

OR 

236-249

 

 

AND 2.7 or higher

ACT (valid within 5 years)

22-24

OR 

20-21

 

 

AND 2.7 or higher

SAT (valid within 5 years) 530  
MCA (valid within 5 years)

1158

OR 

1152-1157

 

 

AND 2.7 or higher

High School GPA  

2.8 or higher

AND

High School Algebra 2 with C- or better

Transfer Equivalency of the Pre-Req with C- or better 50  
Completion of Goal 4 (not Philosophy) with C- or better 50  

MATH 1062 - College Algebra II with Trigonometry (5 credits)

Test Score Range
Classic ACCUPLACER (valid within 2 years)

Elementary Algebra 76 or higher

AND

College Math 80-94

Next Generation ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra and Functions (valid within 2 years) 280-294
ACT (valid within 5 years) 25-27
Transfer Equivalency of the Pre-Req with C- or better 80

MATH 1070 - Survey of Calculus (4 credits)

Test Score Range
Classic ACCUPLACER (valid within 2 years)

Elementary Algebra 76 or higher

AND

College Math 80-94

Next Generation ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra and Functions (valid within 2 years) 280-294
ACT (valid within 5 years) 25-27
Transfer Equivalency of the Pre-Req with C- or better 80

MATH 1081 - Single Variable Calculus I (5 credits)

Test Score Range
Classic ACCUPLACER (valid within 2 years)

Elementary Algebra 76 or higher

AND

College Math 95 or higher

Next Generation ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra and Functions (valid within 2 years) 295 or higher
ACT (valid within 5 years) 28-36
Transfer Equivalency of the Pre-Req with C- or better 95

Option 2

If you do not have college level placement in Option 1, you may be placed at the developmental level by test scores or transfer course work equivalency. Developmental courses at Century are designed to help you build a strong foundation to be successful in your college level courses. You may appeal your placement by completing the Century College self-guided placement in Option 3.

Reading Placement

If you have any of the following requirements you will be placed in developmental reading and/or English courses. 

Classic ACCUPLACER Reading (valid indefinitely) Next Generation ACCUPLACER Reading (valid indefinitely) Course
38-61 210-235 RDNG 0930 Excellent Reading* (3 cr)
and
RDNG 0940 Academic Literacy* (5 cr)
and
STSC 1021 College Success Strategies* (2 cr)
62-77 236-249 ENGL 0950 English Express - Accelerated Academic Writing Instruction* (4 cr)
and
ENGL 1020 Composition I* (4 cr)
and
STSC 1021 College Success Strategies* (2 cr)

Transfer Equivalents: C- or better in the equivalent pre-requisite course at another College or University

Scores That Do Not Equate to a Placement

If you have one of the following scores, see Option 3 for placement.

Test Score Range
Classic ACCUPLACER Reading 37 or lower
Next Generation ACCUPLACER Reading 209 or lower
ACT Reading 20 or lower
ACT English 17 or lower
SAT EWR 479 or lower
MCA Reading 1046 or lower

Math Placement

If you have any of the following requirements you will be placed in a developmental math course. You may place into more than one math course. Check your program information or meet with a Century College advisor to determine the appropriate course for you.

Classic ACCUPLACER (valid within 2 years) Next Generation ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra and Functions (valid within 2 years) ACT (valid within 5 years) Course
Arithmetic 0-120 and Elementary Algebra 0-75 200-229 16-18

MATH 0030 Introductory Algebra with Geometry (5 cr)

OR

MATH 0060 Algebra Fundamentals for General Education (5 cr)

Arithmetic 20 or higher or Elementary Algebra 20 or higher 200-229 16-18 MATH 1000 Medical Dosages Calculations (1 cr)
Elementary Algebra 76 or higher and College Math 0-49 230-249 19-21 MATH 0070 Intermediate Algebra (5 cr)

Transfer Equivalents: C- or better in the equivalent pre-requisite course at another College or University

ESOL Placement

The English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL) program is designed to meet the needs of non-native English speaking students. It provides a student-centered, positive learning environment for all students.

ESOL Writing Placement

Course Placement
ESOL 0021 Grammar & Writing II Through ESOL Writing Test
ESOL 0031 Grammar & Writing III Through ESOL Writing Test
ESOL 0041 Grammar & Writing IV Through ESOL Writing Test
ESOL 0051 Grammar & Writing V Through ESOL Writing Test

ESOL Reading Placement

ACCUPLACER ESL Reading Score (valid within 3 years) Course
50-72 ESOL 0022 Reading II
73-90 ESOL 0032 Reading III
91-105 ESOL 0042 Reading IV
106-120 ESOL 0052 Reading V
and
STSC 1021 College Success Strategies

 Transfer Equivalents: C- or better in the equivalent pre-requisite course at another College or University

ESOL Listening and Speaking Placement

ACCUPLACER ESL Listening Score (valid within 3 years) Course
60-72 ESOL 0033 Listening and Speaking III
73-82 ESOL 0043 Listening and Speaking IV

Transfer Equivalents: C- or better in the equivalent pre-requisite course at another College or University

Option 3

If you do not have placement through any of the above options (test scores, coursework, or high school GPA), you will need to complete the Century College self-guided placement process. You can also use this process to appeal your current course placement.

For Reading, English or ESOL placement, click here.

For Math placement, click here.

Any questions about course placement, email the Testing Center at testing.center@century.edu.

How to Get Testing Information to Century College

High School Transcripts

In place of high school transcripts, you can also submit your high school diploma or GED certificate.

You may download a High School Transcript Request to send to your high school. Submit high school transcripts to the Admissions Office:

Admissions Office
Century College
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake  MN  55110

If you have any questions, contact the Admissions Office (651-773-1700).

Coursework Completed Elsewhere

To receive credit for coursework completed elsewhere, you must submit documentation showing the work that was completed. This documentation typically takes the form of a transcript. Transcripts containing college level coursework may refer to one or more of the following:

  • University or college coursework
  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • College in the Schools (CIS)
  • Post-Secondary Enrollment (PSEO)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Military Training/Experience
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Seals and World Language Proficiency Certificates
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST)
  • Career & Technical Education Credit (CTE)

Standardized Test Scores