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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.

 

Pacific's Math Placement Pathways:

Eligible for Pacific MATH:

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

 -

 

Paper Test Mathematics Course Guidelines:

Eligible for

MATH:

Form B:

Elementary Algebra

Form C:

Intermediate Algebra

Form D:

Pre-Calculus

Form E:

Calculus

93D

0-56%

N/A

N/A

N/A

5, 35, *161

57-100%

34-55%

N/A

N/A

33, 35, 41, 45, *161

N/A

56-100%

N/A

N/A

37, 51, PHYS 23

N/A

72-100% and 50-100%

34-59%

53

N/A

N/A

N/A

60-100%

 

 

ACCUPLACER Placement Guidelines:

Eligible for MATH:

ACCUPLACER

Elementary Algebra

(ACEA)

ACCUPLACER

College Level Math

(ACLM)

93D

66 & below

N/A

5, 35, *161

67-120

30-39

33, 35, 41, 45, *161

N/A

40-62

37, 51, PHYS 23

N/A

63-120

 

COMPASS Placement Guidelines:

Eligible for MATH:

COMPASS Pre-Algebra

(CPAG)

COMPASS Algebra

(CALG)

COMPASS College

Algebra

(CCAG)

COMPASS Trigonometry

(CTRG)

1

0-43

N/A

N/A

N/A

3

44-100

26-29

N/A

N/A

5, 35, *161

N/A

30-56

N/A

N/A

 33, 35, 41, 45, *161

N/A

57-100

0-100

0-45

37, 51, PHYS 23

N/A

N/A

N/A

46-100

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