Being placed in the correct math course is important for your college success. Placement can be determined through a variety of measures, as shown below. Please review the information on this page and reach out to your Guided Pathways advisor with any questions.
Placement Measures
All numeric placement measures for mathematics (GPA, SAT, ACT, ALEKS, PPL, GED) must have been completed after January 2021 but within a 3-year timeframe of being placed. In all instances, it's recommended that students be placed by multiple measures in order to validate the appropriate placement level.
Please note: While all students should be placed by multiple measures, placement into co-requisite College Algebra (MATH 1600/0906) or above requires at least one official numeric placement measure in addition to GPA or GEDM, such as SAT, ACT, or ALEKS PPL. If you place into the lowest level in both English and math, English should be taken first.
HIGH SCHOOL GPA |
COURSE ELIGIBILITY |
---|---|
< 2.8** |
MATH 0988: Elementary Algebra Intensive MATH 0989: Elementary Algebra Foundations MATH 1000: Mathematics of Finance MATH 1001: Quantitative Literacy MATH 1002: Math for Science and Technology MATH 1003 Elementary Statistics |
2.8-3.09 |
MATH 1004: Math for Elementary Education Alg./Number Sys MATH 1010: Intermediate Algebra MATH 1001: Applied Algebra with Modeling MATH 1012: Trigonometry with Embedded Algebra |
2.8-3.09 |
MATH 1100/MATH 0901: QR Support & Quantitative Reasoning MATH 1200/MATH 0902: Statistics Support & Statistics I |
≥ 3.1 |
MATH 1100: Quantitative Reasoning MATH 1200: Statistics I MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications |
**Student placing into this placement band are strongly encouraged to speak with their campus advisor to determine the most appropriate course for their academic goals.
ALEKS PPL offers students a no-cost option to:
- validate placement
- gain access to learning modules for remediation
- retest for elevating placement
Students should register for the appropriate math course prior to engaging with the ALEKS PPL software when validating placement or retesting for placement. Students should be encouraged to test, remediate, and then retake the test in a proctored setting to place into goal course.
After the first attempt, any additional attempts to use ALEKS PPL for placement, and students who wish to move up to Precalculus, College Algebra, or higher must take ALEKS PPL in a proctored on-campus environment. Students may use a calculator in both un-proctored and proctored environments.
Students with no measures can use proctored ALEKS PPL score for initial placement.
ALEKS PPL SCORES | COURSE ELIGIBILITY |
---|---|
0-13 |
MATH 0988: Elementary Algebra Intensive |
14-25** |
MATH 0989: Elementary Algebra Foundations MATH 1000: Mathematics of Finance MATH 1001: Quantitative Literacy MATH 1002: Math for Science and Technology MATH 1003: Elementary Statistics |
26-35 |
MATH 1004: Math for Elementary Education Alg./Number Sys MATH 1010: Intermediate Algebra MATH 1011: Applied Algebra with Modeling MATH 1012: Trigonometry with Embedded Algebra |
26-35 |
MATH 1100/MATH 0901: Quantitative Reasoning & QR Support MATH 1200/MATH 0902: Statistics I & Statistics Support |
36-45 |
MATH 1100: Quantitative Reasoning MATH 1200: Statistics I MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications MATH 1500: Applied Business Mathematics MATH 1600/MATH 0906: Pathway to Calculus and College Algebra with Support To test into this course or a higher course, a student must have completed a proctored assessment with a Test Administrator. |
46-60 |
MATH 1600: Pathway to Calculus: College Algebra MATH 2500: Calculus for Business & Social Sciences |
61-75 |
MATH 1610: Precalculus |
76-100 |
MATH 2600: Calculus I |
**Student placing into this placement band are strongly encouraged to speak with their campus advisor to determine the most appropriate course for their academic goals.
SAT SCORES |
COURSE ELIGIBILITY |
---|---|
< 510** |
MATH 0988: Elementary Algebra Intensive MATH 0989: Elementary Algebra Foundations MATH 1000: Mathematics of Finance MATH 1001: Quantitative Literacy MATH 1002: Math for Science and Technology MATH 1003: Elementary Statistics |
510-529 |
MATH 1004: Math for Elementary Education Algebra/Number Systems MATH 1010: Intermediate Algebra MATH 1011: Applied Algebra with Modeling MATH 1012: Trigonometry with Embedded Algebra |
510-529 |
MATH 1100/MATH 0901: Quantitative Reasoning & QR Support MATH 1200/MATH 0902: Statistics I & Statistics Support |
≥ 530 |
MATH 1200: Statistics I MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications MATH 1100: Quantitative Reasoning |
530-569 |
MATH 1600/MATH 0906: Pathway to Calculus: College Algebra & College Algebra Support MATH 1500: Applied Business Mathematics |
570-611 |
MATH 1600: Pathway to Calculus: College Algebra MATH 2500: Calculus for Business & Social Sciences |
612-654 |
MATH 1610: Precalculus |
≥ 655 |
MATH 2600: Calculus I |
**Student placing into this placement band are strongly encouraged to speak with their campus advisor to determine the most appropriate course for their academic goals.
ACT SCORES |
COURSE ELIGIBILITY |
---|---|
< 17** |
MATH 0988: Elementary Algebra Intensive MATH 0989: Elementary Algebra Foundations MATH 1000: Mathematics of Finance MATH 1001: Quantitative Literacy MATH 1002: Math for Science and Technology MATH 1003: Elementary Statistics |
17-19 |
MATH 1004: Math for Elementary Education Algebra/Number Systems MATH 1010: Intermediate Algebra MATH 1011: Applied Algebra with Modeling MATH 1012: Trigonometry with Embedded Algebra |
17-19 |
MATH 1100/MATH 0901: Quantitative Reasoning & QR Support MATH 1200/MATH 0902:Statistics I & Statistics Support |
≥ 20 |
MATH 1100: Quantitative Reasoning MATH 1200: Statistics I MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications MATH 1500: Applied Business Mathematics |
19-21 |
MATH 1600/MATH 0906:College Algebra & College Algebra Support |
22-23 |
MATH 1600: Pathway to Calculus: College Algebra MATH 2500: Calculus for Business & Social Sciences |
24 |
MATH 1610: Precalculus |
≥ 25 |
MATH 2600: Calculus I |
**Student placing into this placement band are strongly encouraged to speak with their campus advisor to determine the most appropriate course for their academic goals.
Mathematical Reasoning score range is 165 – 174 for placement into several college level courses, please review the chart below for a list of eligible courses.
GED SCORES |
COURSE ELIGIBILITY |
---|---|
< 165 |
MATH 0988: Elementary Algebra Intensive |
< 165 |
MATH 0989: Elementary Algebra Foundations |
≥ 165** |
MATH 1000: Mathematics of Finance MATH 1001: Quantitative Literacy MATH 1002: Math for Science and Technology MATH 1003: Elementary Statistics MATH 1004: Math for Elementary Education Alg./Number Sys MATH 1010: Intermediate Algebra MATH 1011: Applied Algebra with Modeling MATH 1012: Trigonometry with Embedded Algebra |
≥ 165 |
MATH 1100/MATH 0901: Quantitative Reasoning & QR Support MATH 1200/MATH 0902: Statistics I & Statistics Support |
There are two self-appraisals available for your use. One is for students who need MATH1600+, and one for students who do not need any courses in the Pathway to Calculus. They can be administered orally or in paper-printed format. The self-appraisal cannot be used as a stand-alone placement metric but in tandem with other multiple measures. It is tool to be used to guide advising discussion and recommend placements.
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