New Course Placement Options

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5/19/20

Minneapolis College announced new course placement options to provide easier access to a college education. The comprehensive process, now including directed self-placement, creates more flexible and equitable placement for students and helps the college determine the courses for which students are best prepared.

Minneapolis College placement options now include:

  •  (NEW) Self-Reported high school grade point average for students who graduated in the past 10 years. English language learners will also use directed self-placement to determine which reading, English and math course is best for them.
  • (NEW) Directed self-placement guides for students who do not have a high school grade point average from the past 10 years or ACT, SAT and/or MCA test scores in the past five years. A course placement advisor will work through this process with students to ensure success.
  • ACT, SAT and/or MCA scores within the last 5 calendar years.

“During this unparalleled time, we know students are filled with questions, uncertainty and anxiety about many things,” said Heidi Aldes, interim dean of enrollment at Minneapolis College, who is committed to removing systemic barriers to education. “We want to ensure education is not one of the things students have to worry about. Directed self-placement ensures ease-of-access, more equitable placement, reduced stress due to the elimination of placement testing and ultimately more positive results in the classroom.”

Prospective students who are interested in learning more about starting their education at Minneapolis College and the placement options that are best for them can meet with an advisor via the online platform Zoom Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“Adapting to the needs of our community, Minneapolis College offers a wealth of online courses with broad transferability to 4-year institutions nationwide,” said Aldes, who wants to ensure students understand the services and resources available to them so they can succeed. “We are delighted to serve an array of students who are looking for flexible and affordable ways learn, including students who have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and aspire to continue making progress toward their degree.”

Learn about the new course placement options.