What's My Placement
Math Placement Assessment
- You may take up to the Level 4 course (MATH 131—Elements of Calculus I or MATH 161—Calculus I) if you have a 7 or better in each of the four sections. Be aware that the Math 131–132 sequence will not prepare you for more advanced mathematics courses such as multivariable calculus. If you plan to take advanced mathematics courses, talk with your academic advisor at New Student Orientation and consider enrolling in the Math 161-162 sequence.
- You may take a Level 3 course (MATH 118—Precalculus) if you have a 7 or better in each of the first three sections.
- You may take a Level 2 course (MATH 117—College Algebra) if you have a 7 or better in each of the first two sections.
- Otherwise, you may take a Level 1 course (MATH 100—Intermediate Algebra). However, if you receive a 6 or lower in the first section of the assessment, then some form of remediation may be recommended.
If your results do not fit into the above categories (i.e. If you score a 7 or above in a category and then score a 6 or below in a subsequent category), it is considered an anomalous test. We will then review anomalous tests scores along with ACT and/or SAT scores and transcripts and inform you of your placement during your advising session at orientation.
If you only took the placement assessment once and received an anomalous score which you believe is not reflective of your placement, you make take the assessment a second time for a $10 fee. See the Retaking the Assessment section for more detailed information.
We describe placement below:
- Math 100 (Intermediate Algebra)
- Math 117 (College Algebra) which is a prerequisite to Chem 101 (General Chemistry A) and Chem 105 (Chemical Principles)
- Math 118 (Precalculus) which is a co-requisite to Comp 170 (Object-Oriented Programming), Chem 101 (General Chemistry A)
- Math 131 (Applied Calculus I), Math 161 (Calculus I)