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Math: Placement Information

Math Course Placement Information:

Course Placement Determined by SAT Scores

Students that earned an SAT-Math score of 580 or higher will be placed in a 100-level Math course based on their major requirements. This course is counts as 4 credits toward graduation requirements.

SAT and ACT scores do not exempt students from the Calculus Placement Test if Calculus is required for your major. The only way to be exempt from the Calculus Placement Test is if you have college-level Pre-Calculus or Calculus credits.

Course Placement Determined by ACT Scores

Students that earned an ACT Composite score of 26 or higher will be placed in a 100-level Math course based on their major requirements. This course is counts as 4 credits toward graduation requirements. A composite score of 26 or higher will also result in CRWT 102 course placement.

ACT and SAT scores do not exempt students from the Calculus Placement Test if Calculus is required for your major. The only way to be exempt from the Calculus Placement Test is if you have college-level Pre-Calculus or Calculus credits.

Course Placement Determined by ACCUPLACER Math Placement Test Scores

Students that took the Math Placement Test can interpret their scores using the following. Please note, on your score report the scores will be listed under the Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics section.

  • 258 to 300:  Register for a college-level math course to satisfy General Education Requirement chosen from MATH 101, 104, 106, or 108
  • 200 to 257: Register for MATH 022 (Transitional Math – required course; not for college credit)

Course Placement Determined by ACCUPLACER Calculus Placement Test Scores

Students that took the Calculus Placement Test can interpret their scores using the following. Please note, on your score report the scores will be listed under Advanced Algebra and Functions section.

  • 280 to 300:  MATH 121 (Calculus I) or MATH 237 (Discrete Structures) or MATH 205 (Math Structures)
  • 260 to 279: MATH 110 (Pre-Calculus)
  • 200 to 259: MATH 024 (Elementary Algebra Topics)

Please Note: The Calculus Placement Test may only be taken if one or more of the following conditions is met:

  1. The student achieved a Math Placement Test score of 258 or higher
  2. The student’s SAT-Math score is 580 or above (after to March 2016) or 560 or above (prior to March 2016)
  3. The student’s ACT Composite score is 26 or higher.

Course Placement Determined by AP Calculus AB or BC Test Scores

Students who score 4 or 5 on AP Calculus AB receive credit for Calculus I and are not required to take the Calculus Placement Test.

Students who score 4 or 5 on AP Calculus BC receive credit for Calculus I and II and are not required to take the Calculus Placement Test.

Students who score 3 on AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC receive no credit but may register for MATH 121 Calculus I and are not required to take the Calculus Placement Test.