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Math Course Placement Information

To satisfy the University's quantitative analysis (math) fundamental skills requirement, a student must do ONE of the following during his/her first full year of study including summer sessions:

  • SAT math score of 600 or above
  • ACT math score of 25 or above
  • SAT Math Subject Test Level 1 score of 540 or above
  • SAT Math Subject Test Level 2 score of 520 or above
  • AP Calculus AB score of 3, 4 or 5
  • AP Calculus BC score of 4 or 5
  • AP Statistics exam score of 4 or 5
  • IB Math HL (Higher Level) score of 4, 5, 6 or 7
  • Pass Pacific's Intermediate Algebra Math Placement Exam (paper test).
  • Successfully complete MATH 5 (Intermediate College Algebra) or MATH 35 (Elementary Statistical Inference) with a grade of C- or higher (or an equivalent course from another college or university with a grade of C or better).

Pacific's Math Placement Pathways:

The below chart provides the various pathways to math placement. Placement will be established by your highest test score submitted. Transferable math college coursework may also be used for placement.

Eligible for Pacific MATH courses:

SAT Math

ACT Math

SAT Math Subject Test 1

SAT Math Subject Test 2

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

IB Math HL (Higher Level)

93D

*Replaces MATH 1 & 3

490 and below

19 and below

470 and below

420 and below

-

-

-

5, 5E, 35, 161

500-590

20-24

480-530

430-510

-

-

-

33, 35, 41, 45, 161

600 and above

OR

560-590 and earned a B average for two semesters of an Algebra II course

25 and above

OR

23-24 and earned a B average for two semesters of an Algebra II course

540 and above

520-580

-

-

-

37, 51, PHYS 23

-

-

-

590 and above

3

-

4

53

-

-

-

-

4,5

-

5, 6, 7

55

-

-

-

-

-

4,5

 -

*Math 161 does NOT meet the University's Fundamental Skills Requirement.

If you do not meet any of the above pathways, students will need to take Pacific's ACCUPLACER exam. For testing information, click here.