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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 transferable course equivalent to Math 5 (Intermediate College Algebra), Math 35 (Elementary Statistical Inference), or PSYC 103 (Statistical Inference in Behavioral Sciences) 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 placement test.  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

MATH 1

Less than 400

Not applicable

MATH 3

400-470

Less than 430

MATH 5, 35, *161, PSYC 103

480-530

430-510

MATH 7, 33, 35, 41, 45, *161

More than 530

520-580

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 taking the COMPASS mathematics test or paper test.

For sample math placement tests, please click here.