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Math Placement Charts

NOTE: If a student does not place beyond MATH 5, that student must complete Pacific's MATH 5 or MATH 35 with a grade of C- or higher in order to satisfy the fundamental skills requirement in quantitative analysis (Math). If a student completes an equivalent course at another college or university, he/she must complete the course with a grade of C or higher.

Paper Test Mathematics Course Guidelines

Eligible for

MATH:

**Math SAT

Level 1

**Math SAT

Level 2

Form A:

Pre-Algebra

Form B:

Elementary Algebra

Form C:

Intermediate Algebra

Form D:

Pre-Calculus

Form E:

Calculus

1

<400

N/A

0-72%

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

3

400-470

<430

72-100%

34-56%

N/A

N/A

N/A

5, 35, *161

480-530

430-510

N/A

57-100%

34-55%

N/A

N/A

7, 33, 35, 41, 45, *161

>530

520-580

N/A

N/A

56-100%

N/A

N/A

37, 51, PHYS 23

N/A

>580

N/A

N/A

72-100% and 50-100%

34-59%

53

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

60-100%

 

 

ACCUPLACER Placement Guidelines

Eligible for MATH:

ACCUPLACER  Arithmetic

(ACAR)

ACCUPLACER

Elementary Algebra

(ACEA)

ACCUPLACER

College Level Math

(ACLM)

Pacific's

Form E:

Calculus

1

20-56

N/A

N/A

N/A

3

57-120

26-66

N/A

N/A

5, 35, *161

N/A

67-120

30-39

N/A

33, 35, 41, 45, *161

N/A

N/A

40-62

N/A

37, 51, PHYS 23

N/A

N/A

63-120

34-59%

53

N/A

N/A

N/A

60-100%

 

COMPASS Placement Guidelines

Eligible for MATH:

COMPASS Pre-Algebra

(CPAG)

COMPASS Algebra

(CALG)

COMPASS College

Algebra

(CCAG)

COMPASS Trigonometry

(CTRG)

Pacific's

Form E:

Calculus

1

0-43

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

3

44-100

26-29

N/A

N/A

N/A

5, 35, *161

N/A

30-56

N/A

N/A

N/A

 33, 35, 41, 45, *161

N/A

57-100

0-100

0-45

N/A

37, 51, PHYS 23

N/A

N/A

N/A

46-100

34-59%

53

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

60-100%

 *MATH 161 does NOT meet the University's Fundamental Skills requirement.

 ** The mathematics section of the SAT test is NOT used for placement purposes. Students must submit the SAT mathematics subject level 1 or 2 test for placement purposes.

Students scoring 33% or below on the Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, or Calculus placement exam should see Andrew Pitcher in the Math Skills Program for a reassessment before enrolling in a math course.