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Math Course Placement Information

An SAT Math Level 1 Subject Test score of 540 and above, an SAT Math Level 2 Subject Test score of 520 and above, or a completed transferable course equivalent to Math 5 (Intermediate College Algebra) or Math 35 (Elementary Statistical Inference) will fulfill the fundamental skills requirement in math. If you have not taken the Math SAT Subject Test 1 or 2, you are required to take the COMPASS math placement exam.  For students who have taken or will take an AP, IB, or CLEP test and need more information about placement, please click here.

If you have taken the Math SAT Subject Test 1 or 2, please see your placement in the mathematics sequence listed below:

Math Course Placement

Math SAT Subject Test 1

Math SAT Subject Test 2


Less than 400

Not applicable



Less than 430

MATH 5, 35, *161



MATH 7, 33, 35, 41, 45, *161

More than 530


MATH 37, 51, PHYS 23

Not applicable

More than 580

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

You may challenge this placement only one time per semester by retaking the COMPASS math exam, or taking the math paper exam.

For COMPASS sample math test questions, please click here.