Assessment and Registration

Eveleth campus students: You will receive a letter with assessment and registration date(s) and time(s).

Virginia campus students: If you have not applied, apply now, because you will need your student ID for the next step. APPLY NOW!!

Assessment & Registration sessions will last a minimum of 3 hours. Plan your schedule accordingly. Once you complete the session, you will leave with your college schedule.


New, incoming students are required to attend a registration session, which will cover important information about Mesabi Range College services and policies. This is also an opportunity for you to meet advisors that will help you with your course selection.

All new students must take the Accuplacer before registering for classes. The Accuplacer is an assessment test of Reading, English and Mathematics. Mesabi Range College uses this test to determine your skill level, and also to determine your placement in campus courses. You may re-test once per year.

If you want to learn more about the Accuplacer and would like study materials, please follow the link: Assessment Testing Info

In some instances, you may be exempt from taking the Accuplacer.

  1. If you have taken the Accuplacer within the last two years. (Reading score of 78 or higher, Elementary Algebra score of 76 or College Level Math of 50 or higher)
  2. Transfer students with previous college coursework
  3. Due to some recent discoveries from Minnesota State regarding MCA testing, please use the following chart to determine if you are exempt from taking the Accuplacer, effective July 1, 2018. Click Here for the Chart Qualifying test scores may facilitate registration into college-level courses that have prerequisites based on correlating Accuplacer socres. Refer to your selected program plan for details about your program and course requirements.Time validation: ACT, MCA and SAT scores are valid for five years, inclusive the current calendar year.

If you feel you meet one of these criteria, please contact Sue Twaddle at 218-749-0313.

If you are a distance student who would like to test in your hometown, contact Cindy to have a voucher created: or (218) 749-7727

Minnesota Statute 136F.302:

Subdivision 1. ACT or SAT college ready score; Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment career and college ready benchmarks. (a) A state college or university must not require an individual to take a remedial, noncredit course in a subject area if the individual has received a college ready ACT or SAT score or met a career and college ready Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment benchmark in that subject area. Only the ACT and SAT scores an individual received and the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment benchmarks an individual met in the previous five years are valid for purposes of this section. Each state college and university must post notice of the exemption from remedial course taking on its Web site explaining student course placement requirements.

Subd. 2. Testing process for determining if remediating is necessary. A college or university testing process used to determine whether an individual is placed in a remedial, noncredit course must comply with this subdivision. Prior to taking a test, an individual must be given reasonable time and opportunity to review materials provided by the college or university covering the material to be tested which must include a sample test. An individual who is required to take a remedial, noncredit course as a result of a test given by a college or university must be given an opportunity to retake the test at the earliest time determined by the individual when testing is otherwise offered. The college or university must provide an individual with study materials for the purpose of retaking and passing the test.

Students with disabilities must contact Disability Services prior to the test date to arrange accommodations. If you are needing to make accommodations, please contact:

Virginia Campus - S120

Eveleth Campus - M106