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Testing Center

Testing services for future and current students

Contact Information

Testing Center


Due to health and safety concerns related to the covid-19 pandemic, the Testing Center is currently providing services by phone (651-450-3650) and email only. Our office on the Inver Hills campus is not staffed at this time, including suspending all onsite course placement testing until further notice.

Upcoming Closures

May: 25th
Jul.: 3rd
Sept.: 7th
Nov.: 11th, 26-27th
Dec.: 25th

Testing Exemptions

Inver Hills uses the Accuplacer as a means of measuring students college readiness for math, reading and English courses. However, this readiness can be determined in many ways through testing exemptions and could waive a student’s need to complete the Accuplacer. Our goal is to place students into the highest placement possible for their ability.

Submit Transcripts

If you haven't done so already, please submit an unofficial high school transcript, or make sure to self-report your cumulative high school GPA to our enrollment center via email at Unofficial transcripts can also be submitted to the Enrollment Center directly through the document upload portal. Unofficial high school transcripts are helpful for assessment placement purposes and sometimes for financial aid purposes.

  Submit Unofficial High School Transcript


Part-time students registering under the limited-enrollment option, who are not taking math and English classes, are not required to take the assessment.

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  • You have completed the Accuplacer in the past two years, and you are registering for the appropriate English and math courses based on these assessments.
  • You have completed the Accuplacer elsewhere within the last 2 years for math and three years for Reading and have submitted your testing results.
  • You have completed the prerequisites at Inver Hills for the English and math courses in which you plan to enroll and you received grades of "C" or higher in the prerequisites; you took the math prerequisite in the past two years.
  • You have completed approved prerequisites at another college for the English and math courses in which you plan to enroll, and you received grades of "C" or higher in the prerequisites; an official copy of your transcript with the prerequisites must be on file at Inver Hills, and the courses must be approved by the college to satisfy prerequisite requirements; math prerequisites must have been completed in the last two years.

Students will need to request transcripts from the test publisher. Once scores are received they will be evaluated for course equivalencies. Required scores are found in our college catalog.

ACT, SAT and MCA test results are valid for 5 years from the beginning of the month tested. You can submit unofficial copies of ACT and SAT scores for placement via email or mail to our testing center. MCA results are required to be official, you can request these from your high school.

Please email documentation to

Minimum Score required for Accuplacer Exemption

ACT Subscore


SAT (after 3/2016)

Course Number

21 + Reading and 18 + English



English 1108: Writing/ Research Skills




Math 1101: Math for Liberal Arts




Math 1103: Introduction to Statistics




Math 1118: College Algebra




Math 1127: Pre-Calculus




Math 1120: Survey of Calculus




Math 1119: College Algebra 2




Math 1133: Calculus

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