Mathematics Placement Information

Interpreting test results:

Basic Algebra

ScorePlacement
9 or below places into MATH 100
10 or above places out of MATH 100

Functions and Graphs

ScorePlacement
412 or above, with a trig subscore of 9 or above places into MATH 128
Trig subscore of 11 or above places into MATH 128
411 or below, with a trig subscore of 10 or below places into MATH 127

Options for retaking placement exams:

For students who place into Math 100:

A student who has not yet matriculated may attempt to place out of MATH 100 by scheduling with the Registrar’s office to take the placement test given the day before the first day of classes. After matriculating, a student may attempt to exempt MATH 100 by arranging with the Freshmen Dean to take the competency exam on the second day of classes in the student's second or third semester.

Potential majors in Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cooperative Engineering, Mathematics, Medical Technology, or Physics should schedule MATH 100 in the first semester, if they do not successfully place out of, or exempt, MATH 100.

Potential majors in Accounting, Biology, Business, Psychology, or Sociology should schedule MATH 100 as soon as possible, if they do not successfully place out of, or exempt, MATH 100.

For students who place into Math 127:

A student may retake the Functions and Graphs placement exam once prior to matriculation. Contact the Registrar’s Office for details. After matriculating, this student may take the three-hour Math 127 exemption exam, one time. Contact the Math Department Chairperson for details.

Potential majors in Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cooperative Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics should schedule MATH 127 in the first semester, if they do not successfully place out of, or exempt, MATH 127.

Mathematics Distribution Requirement:

For the official description of the Mathematics distribution requirement, see College Catalog, Section "The Academic Program", The Distribution Program, Section E.