The mathematics placement process is used to ensure students start with a mathematics courses in which they have a good chance of succeeding. The placement process uses high school grades and a placement test (in most cases) to make this determination. Students who have already earned college level mathematics credit (via an AP exam, dual-enrollment class, or transfer class) will be placed based on these classes instead of the placement process shown below.
The Department of Mathematics offers two placement tests. Each test is a thirty minutes long and must be taken without the aid of books, notes, or calculators.
- Basic Algebra Test
This test covers high school algebra I and II. Students who pass this test may enroll in the following courses
- MATH 106: Introduction to Statistics
- MATH 117: Accelerated Precalculus
- MATH 121: Precalculus I
- MATH 131: Calculus for the Life Sciences
- Calculus Readiness Test
This test covers high school precalculus. Students who pass this test may enroll in MATH 181: Calculus I.