Students with an ACT Math sub -score below 19 (or 460 on the SAT Math component) must take the Mathematics Placement Test to ensure correct placement.

Depending on the major, students will be placed in one of the following mathematics pathways.

Mathematics Placement Criteria for Majors that Require College Algebra (MAT 115)

The following majors require College Algebra (MAT 115 or MAT 115A):

  • Agriculture, Food & Environment Business (all options)
  • Biology (all options)
  • Business (all options)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science (all options)
  • Elementary Education
  • Mathematics (all options)
  • Nursing
  • Psychology

Hence, based on the students’ ACT/SAT math test score(s), individuals required to take College Algebra (MAT 115) should be placed as follows:

ACT Math ScoreSAT Math ScorePlacement Math Course NameCourse Code
15 18350 -450AlgebraicMAT 101
19-21460 - 500Accelerated College AlgebraMAT 115A
ACT Math ScoreSAT Math ScorePlacement Math Course NameCourse Code
22 - 24510 to 560College AlgebraMAT 115
25 - 26570 to 600Precalculus or Business Calculus and MatricesMAT 120 or MAT 125
27 or higherAbove 600Calculus and Analytic Geometry IMAT 131

Mathematics Placement Criteria for Majors that DO NOT Require College Algebra (MAT 115) or Accelerated College Algebra (MAT 115A)

 

Students that have chosen a major in which College Algebra is not required should be placed as follows:

ACT Math ScoreSAT Math ScorePlacement Math Course NameCourse Number
15 or higher350 or aboveContemporary MathematicsMAT 111

Good Housekeeping Notes to Remember

  • Any transfer student who does not have appropriate ACT/SAT scores or has not successfully completed appropriate courses prior to enrollment must take the placement test.
  • Students with an ACT Math Score of less than 19 who want to improve their placement will have the opportunity to take the placement test.
  • MAT 101 is the pre-requisite for MAT 115A.
  • MAT 111 is not a pre-requisite for MAT 115 or MAT 115A.