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Course Prerequisites

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Course Placement Exam Information

Dual credit and dual enrollment students must meet the same individual course requirements as on-campus MSSU students.

The following chart illustrates individual course requirements for the most commonly taken courses being offered in the dual credit/dual enrollment programs.

Students must achieve these scores prior to enrolling in the respective courses. Contact the Director of Academic Outreach 417-625-9785 for individual department placement exam needs.  

Key Placement Exam Info/Pre-Requisites
for Entry Level Courses

Math Requirements

Class Title

MSSU Requirement

MATH 125, Contemporary Mathematics

ACT Math score of ≥ 19

OR

Successful completion of the mathematics placement system

MATH 130, College Algebra

MATH 135, Trigonometry

ACT Math score of ≥ 22

OR

Successful completion of the mathematics placement system

MATH 150, Calculus I

ACT Math score ≥ 27

OR

Math 130 and Math 135 with a grade of C or higher in both

OR

Math 140 with a grade of C or higher

English Requirements

Class Title

MSSU Requirement

ENG 101, College Composition I

 

ACT English score ≥ 18

OR

**Accuplacer ≥ 237 on Next Generation Writing placement exam

 

ENG 102, College Composition II

ENG 101

Physical Science Requirements

Class Title

MSSU Requirement

CHEM 120, Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences

ACT Math score ≥ 22

CHEM 151, General Chemistry I 

Prerequisite or co-requisite:

Completion of Math 140 or higher level math

PHYS 100, Fundamentals of Physical Science

MATH 030 with a grade of 'C' or better (ACT Math score ≥ 22)

History Requirements

Class Title

MSSU Requirement

HIST 110, US History 1492 – 1877

HIST 120, US History 1877 - Present

ACT Reading score ≥ 17

OR

15 hours completed with a GPA of 2.5 or higher

OR

**Accuplacer ≥ 250 on the Next Generation Reading placement exam

 

 *The prerequisite chart above illustrates requirements for frequently taken dual credit courses and is not an all-inclusive list. Refer to the most up to date version of the course catalog or the respective departmental website for all course prerequisites.

**COMPASS is no longer available. MSSU uses Accuplacer for writing and reading placement. Cost is $15. Contact Testing Services at 417-625-9595 to schedule an exam.

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