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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, ACCUPLACER, 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.

High School GPA Scores

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 0901/MATH 1100: QR Support & Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 0902/MATH 1200: Statistics Support & Statistics I 

≥ 3.1

MATH 1100: Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 1200: Statistics I

MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications

ALEKS PPL

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 who have no placement measures and students wishing to challenge their math placement may take an un-proctored ALEKS PPL assessment. This should be considered an acceptable placement mechanism for any math course below Precalculus. (Note: Students with no other placement information should also consider submitting the self-appraisal survey.)

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.

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 0901/MATH 1100: QR Support & Quantitative Reasoning /p>

MATH 0902/MATH1200: Statistics Support & Statistics I

26-35

MATH 1100: Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 1200: Statistics I 

MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications with Support

36-45

MATH 1100: Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 1200: Statistics I

MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications

MATH 0906/MATH 1600: College Algebra Support & College Algebra

MATH 1500: Applied Business Mathematics

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

SAT

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 0901MATH 1100: QR Support & Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 0902/MATH 1200:: Statistics Support & Statistics I 

≥ 530

MATH 1200: Statistics I

MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications

MATH 1100: Quantitative Reasoning

530-569

MATH 0906: College Algebra Support &

MATH 1500: Applied Business Mathematics

MATH 1600: Pathway to Calculus: College Algebra

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

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ACT
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 0901/MATH 1100: QR Support & Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 0902/MATH 1200:Statistics Support & Statistics I 

≥ 20

MATH 1200: Statistics I

MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications

MATH 1100: Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 1500: Applied Business Mathematics

19-21

MATH 0906/MATH 1600:College Algebra Support & College Algebra

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

GED (GEDM)

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 0901/MATH 1100: QR Support & Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 0902/MATH 1200:Statistics Support & Statistics I 

Self-Appraisal

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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