Minot State University Department of English Interpretation of ACT English Score, SAT English Score COMPASS English Placement Test Score and Prerequisite Course Before enrolling in an English course at MSU, a student must meet one of the following four requirements— qualifying ACT English score, qualifying SAT English score, qualifying COMPASS placement test score*, or qualifying prerequisite course. Students age 25 or older at the start of the term and students transferring 24 or more credits are exempt from these requirements. ACT English Score 0-13 14-17 18 or higher SAT English COMPASS Course Details Score Writing Skills Score Less than Less than 77 Taken through 430 Dakota College at Bottineau collaborative student.** NA NA Taken through Dakota College at Bottineau collaborative student.** 430 or higher 77 or higher Placement at MSU ASC87 College Writing Prep, 3 credits. No college credit is obtained for this course. Enroll in English 110 at Minot State University. Co-enroll in ASC 88, Composition Lab, 1 credit. No college credit is obtained for this course. Enroll in English 110 at Minot State University. Effective Fall 2012, students with an ACT English sub-test score of 18 or higher or an equivalent assessment approved by the chancellor are deemed college ready and may enroll in English 110 or any other non-developmental English courses. Students with ACT English subtest scores of 14-17 may take ENGL 110 if co-enrolled in a developmental English course. Students with an English subtest score less than 14 must complete a developmental course, prior to taking ENGL 110. Students age 25 or older at the start of the term OR students transferring 24 or more credits are exempted from these requirements. * COMPASS Placement Test: Please contact the Center for Extended Learning to set up a time to take the COMPASS Placement test (701) 858-3990. ** Collaborative Student Enrollment: Please contact the Center for Extended Learning to co-enroll (701) 8583822. Dakota College at Bottineau Courses: ASC 87 College Writing Prep (3CR); Prerequisites: None. A precollege writing course that prepares students for College Composition 110. Provides instruction in writing error-free sentences, solid paragraphs and well-organized essays. ASC 88 Composition Lab (1CR); Prerequisites: Qualifying score on ACT, SAT, or COMPASS placement test, or completion of ASC 87 with a C or better. This course provides supplemental and developmental instruction for students taking ENGL 110 College Composition I and is taken during the same semester as ENGL 110. Minot State University Courses: ENGL 110 College Composition I; (3CR); Prerequisites: Qualifying score on ACT, SAT, or COMPASS placement test, or completion of ASC 87 with a C or better. Guided practice in college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking. Emphasis on writing process, and on approaches to critical reading. Does not apply toward English major/minor.