Heston Hall 309
Dakota State University
820 N Washington Ave
Madison, SD 57042
ACT and COMPASS Placement Scores
|Course(s)||Enhanced ACT Scores||COMPASS Scores|
|ACT English: 1 to 17||Writing: 1 to 73|
|ACT English: 18 to 36||Writing: 74 to 100|
|ACT Math: 1 to 17||Pre-Algebra: 0 to 100
Algebra: 0 to 30
|ACT Math: 18 to 19||Algebra: 31 to 40|
|ACT Math: 20 or higher||Algebra: 41 to 100
College Algebra: 0 to 62
Survey of Calculus
Intro to Discrete Math
|ACT Math: 25 or higher||College Algebra:
63 to 100
Trigonometry: 1 to 49
|Trigonometry: 50 or higher|
|Reading - DSU only|
|ACT Reading: 1 to 15||Reading: 0 to 73|
All courses that are prerequisite to general education courses (ENGL 033, MATH 021, MATH 101, LART 110) must be successfully completed within 42 credit hours of attempted coursework. If the pre-general education course(s) are not successfully completed within the first 42 credit hours attempted, the only course(s) in which a student may enroll is the pre-general education course and the student's status is changed from degree-seeking to non-degree seeking.
Students are required to complete the COMPASS Math exam if they wish to enroll directly into MATH 123, Calculus.
Students may challenge their course placement by completing the COMPASS exam. There is a $17.00 fee for the challenge exam and it can only be completed once.
If you test above college algebra and you want to earn credit in college algebra, please discuss the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) with your academic advisor.
If you have any questions regarding your placement results or the CLEP program, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (OIEA) at (605)256-5101 or by e-mail. More information is available on the OIEA website.