Math
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 2020 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 |
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< 2.8 | MATH 0988: Elementary Algebra Intensive |
< 2.8 | MATH 0989: Elementary Algebra Foundations |
2.8-3.09 | 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 |
2.8-3.09 | MATH 1100/MATH 0901: Quantitative Reasoning with Support MATH 1200/MATH 0902: Statistics I with Support MATH 1201/MATH 0902: Statistics I with Computer Appl. with Support |
≥ 3.1 | MATH 1100: Quantitative Reasoning MATH 1200: Statistics I MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications |
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 |
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0-13 | MATH 0988: Elementary Algebra Intensive |
14-25 | MATH 0989: Elementary Algebra Foundations |
26-35 | 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 |
26-35 | MATH 1100/MATH 0901: Quantitative Reasoning with Support MATH 1200/MATH 0902: Statistics I with Support MATH 1201/MATH 0902: 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 1600/MATH 0906: Pathway to Calculus and College Algebra with Support 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 SCORES | COURSE ELIGIBILITY |
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< 510 | MATH 0988: Elementary Algebra Intensive |
< 510 | MATH 0989: Elementary Algebra Foundations |
510-529 | 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 Algebra/Number Systems MATH 1010: Intermediate Algebra MATH 1011: Applied Algebra with Modeling MATH 1012: Trigonometry with Embedded Algebra |
510-529 | MATH 0901: Quantitative Reasoning and Support -and- MATH 1100: Quantitative Reasoning MATH 0902: Statistics Support -and- MATH 1200: Statistics I MATH 0902: Statistics Support -and- MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications |
≥ 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 SCORES | COURSE ELIGIBILITY |
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< 17 | MATH 0988: Elementary Algebra Intensive |
< 17 | MATH 0989: Elementary Algebra Foundations |
17-19 | 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 Algebra/Number Systems MATH 1010: Intermediate Algebra MATH 1011: Applied Algebra with Modeling MATH 1012: Trigonometry with Embedded Algebra |
17-19 | MATH 0902: Statistics Support & MATH 1200: Statistics I MATH 0902: Statistics Support & MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications |
≥ 20 | MATH 0901: Quantitative Reasoning and Support & MATH 1100: Quantitative Reasoning MATH 1200: Statistics I MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications MATH 1100: Quantitative Reasoning MATH 1500: Applied Business Mathematics |
19-21 | MATH 0906: College Algebra Support & MATH 1600: Pathway to Calculus: 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 |
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 |
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< 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: Quantitative Reasoning -and- MATH 0901: Quantitative Reasoning and Support MATH 1200: Statistics I -and- MATH 0902: Statistics Support MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications -and- MATH 0902: Statistics Support |
Please note: Accuplacer is no longer administered in CT State. This chart is only for reference for students who completed the Accuplacer previously, but no earlier than January 2020.
ACCUPLACER SCORES | COURSE ELIGIBILITY |
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QAS < 235 | MATH 0988: Elementary Algebra Intensive |
QAS 235-245 | MATH 0989: Elementary Algebra Foundations |
AR:267-300 -and- QAS: 238-249 | 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 Algebra/Number Systems MATH 1010: Intermediate Algebra MATH 1011: Applied Algebra with Modeling MATH 1012: Trigonometry with Embedded Algebra |
AR:267-300 -and- QAS: 238-249 | MATH 1100: Quantitative Reasoning -and- MATH 0901: Quantitative Reasoning and Support MATH 1200: Statistics I -and- MATH 0902: Statistics Support MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications -and- MATH 0902: Statistics Support |
QAS: ≥ 250 | MATH 1200: Statistics I MATH 1201: Statistics I with Computer Applications MATH 1100: Quantitative Reasoning MATH 1500: Applied Business Mathematics |
QAS: 250-271 | MATH 1600: Pathway to Calculus: College Algebra -and- MATH 0906: College Algebra Support |
QAS: 268-300 -and- AAF: 232-251 | MATH 1600: Pathway to Calculus: College Algebra MATH 2500: Calculus for Business and Social Sciences |
QAS: 268-300 -and- AAF: 252-276 | MATH 1610: Precalculus |
QAS: 263-300 -and- AAF: 277-300 | MATH 2600: Calculus I |
Self-appraisals are math pathway specific and 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 a tool to be used to guide advising discussion and recommend placements. If you would like to learn more about the math self-appraisal process, please speak with your local Guided Pathways Advisor.
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