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.

Step 1

First, we will determine if you have placement into college level course work based on current test scores or evaluated college level transcripts on file. 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
Classic ACCUPLACER (valid indefinitely) 78+
Next Generation ACCUPLACER (valid indefinitely) 250+
ACT (valid within 5 years) Reading: 21+ OR English 18+
SAT EWR (valid within 5 years) 480+
MCA (valid within 5 years) 1047+
College-Level Reading Intensive Classes with a B- or higher 3 classes
Bachelor’s Degree or Associate of Arts Degree Earned or awarded
Completed ENGL 1021 equivalency C- or higher

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 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

MATH 1030 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts (3 credits)

Test Score Range
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
Transfer Equivalency of the Pre-Req with C- or better 50
Completion of Goal 4 (not Philosophy) with C- or better 50
MCA (valid within 5 years) 1150

MATH 1061 - College Algebra (4 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
Transfer Equivalency of the Pre-Req with C- or better 50
Completion of Goal 4 (not Philosophy) with C- or better 50
MCA (valid within 5 years) 1158

MATH 1025 - Statistics (4 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
Transfer Equivalency of the Pre-Req with C- or better 50
Completion of Goal 4 (not Philosophy) with C- or better 50
MCA (valid within 5 years) 1148

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
Transfer Equivalency of the Pre-Req with C- or better 50
Completion of Goal 4 (not Philosophy) with C- or better 50
MCA (valid within 5 years) 1158

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

Step 2

If you do not have a college level placement based on Step 1, you may be placed at college level through a multiple measures placement. This placement allows students who are close to meeting college level requirements to be placed directly at college level based on test scores and high school GPA.

Reading Placement

Any of the following test scores (within the last 5 years) with a high school GPA of 2.5+ (within the last 10 years) will place you at college level reading and English.

English 1021 - College Composition I (4 credits)

Test Score Range
MCA 1042-1046
ACT Reading: 19-20; English: 16-17
SAT 440-479
Next Generation ACCUPLACER 236-249

Math Placement

Any of the following test scores (within the last 5 years) with a high school GPA of 2.7+ within the last 10 years will place you in 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 1061 - College Algebra (4 credits)

Test Score Range
MCA 1152-1157
ACT 20-21
SAT 520-529
Next Generation ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra and Functions 236-249

MATH 1025 - Statistics (4 credits)

Test Score Range
MCA 1146-1147
ACT 20-21
SAT 520-529
Next Generation ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra and Functions 236-249

MATH 1030 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts (3 credits)

Test Score Range
MCA 1042-1046
ACT 20-21
SAT 520-529
Next Generation ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra and Functions 236-249

Step 3

If you do not have college level placement in Step 1 or 2, 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 Step 5.

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 step 5 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)
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

Step 4

If you do not have placement through any of the above steps, you can be placed as college-level with a high school GPA in the past 10 years. Check your program information or meet with a Century College advisor to determine the appropriate math course for you.

Placement Based on High School GPA Alone

College-Level Placement High School GPA

Reading/English

English 1021 - College Composition I (4 credits)

2.6+

Math

MATH 1030-Math for Liberal Arts (3 credits), MATH 1025-Statisitics (4 credits), or MATH 1061-College Algebra (4 credits)

2.8+ and High School Algebra 2 with C- or better

Step 5

If you still do not have placement based on any of the above steps (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