The English and Math Placement Exams are offered in Kennett, Malden and Sikeston. Registration is available online for each of the three locations. For additional information, please contact the campus directly. Photo ID required for testing.
Southeast Missouri State University uses the ACT English subscore to determine a student’s placement in the appropriate English course. This measurement is an indicator of the student’s language skills and helps to identify the appropriate beginning English course to maximize the student’s chance to be successful.
Southeast Missouri State University uses the ACT Math subscore to determine a student's placement in the appropriate math course. This measurement is an indicator of the student's math ability and helps to identify the appropriate beginning math course to maximize the student's chance to be successful.
The following are the ACT score ranges used for course placement:
|ACT Math Subscore||COMPASS Test & Required Score||Math Course Placement|
|MA050 Basic Math Skills
Logical Systems with Lab or
|15 - 21||Algebra Test
|Logical Systems with Lsab or
|22+||College Algebra Test
MA139 Applied Calculus
|24+||College Algebra Test
|MA139 Applied Calculus|
|26+||College Algebra Test
|MA140 Analytic Geometry
and Calculus I
NOTE: Students who do not have an ACT Math Sub-Score or SAT Math Score on file will automatically be placed into MA050. Students can take the appropriate COMPASS Test ONCE to attempt to place into another math course
Please visit the Department of Mathematicsweb site for information on the MA101 - Beginning Algebra course or for information about the MA050 - Basic Math Skills course.
As a service to students, Southeast Missouri State University offers an optional math placement test for:
Testing Services administers the ACT COMPASS exam as an option for determining math placement. Like the standard ACT Math subscore, the COMPASS Math score is an indicator of a student's math ability and can be used to identify the appropriatecourse placement. Immediately after testing, the student will receive a report containing the score and an explanation of the corresponding math course placement.
The COMPASS exam is an untimed computer-based test. It must be taken in person at a certified, proctored location as detailed below.
Pre-registration for the COMPASS optional math placement test is required for both on-campus and remote testing locations.
Students can register to take the COMPASS administered by Testing Services at one of the Regional Campuses in Kennett, Malden or Sikeston.
Test dates are listed in the registration form.
Test takers must use their Student ID number to register.
There is a $20 fee for the exam that will be charged to the student’s account.
The math placement test could cover the following areas:
For questions and help with online registration, please call Testing Services at 573-651-2836.
700 North Douglass
Malden, Missouri 63863