Math Placement
<p>This is by far the most important assessment we will do with you. Your command of math is what will define you as a student and then as a practitioner. High schools vary in their teaching of math. And students vary in how much math they take before coming to Pacific. It is crucial that we get a good handle on your command of algebra, trig, etc. All students can take Pacific's COMPASS math placement test and a majority of our students do end up taking the COMPASS placement test. However, the following students do <strong>NOT</strong> need to take Pacific's COMPASS math placement test:<br /> - You took pre-calculus or calculus at a community college or four-year college and got at least a C in it.<br /> - You took math in high school up through Calculus AB and/or BC by your junior year, and scored a 4 or 5 on the exam.<br /> Note: If you are taking AP Calculus now and if you score a four or five, the Compass test will not have any bearing on your math placement. But you must still take it.</p>