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Placement in Developmental or Credit-Earning Math
Based on the College Placement Test  

(prior to 3/10/08)

If you are placed in any of the developmental math classes (MAT 010 or MAT 013 or MAT 014), you are permitted to challenge that placement. Please talk with an academic advisor to determine if the challenge is a proper option for you. Please remember that this challenge must take place prior to the first day of class. There will be no challenges to the Math placement in your class during the first week of class. The Challenge Test is available in the Testing Center in JLC 229.

When you meet with an academic advisor, you may learn that your test scores have placed you in a combination math class. You may be placed in a class that combines Basic Math and Algebra I (MAT 009 and MAT 013 co-enrollment) or a class that combines Basic Math and Algebra I Part A (MAT 009 and MAT 013A co-enrollment.

The advisor may recommend or you may choose to enroll in the two semester sequence (A and B) of these classes. This will enable you to complete this course over 28 weeks instead of one semester.

The following table outlines the College Placement Test or SAT scores for the placement in the various Math classes.

 

ALGEBRA SCORE

COMPUTATION SCORE

 

 

0 – 25

26 – 29

30 – 44

45 – 56

57 – 72

73 & above

0 – 33

MAT 010A

MAT 010

MAT 010

MAT 010

MAT 009/013A

MAT 013

34 – 39

MAT 010A

MAT 010

MAT 009/013A

MAT 009/013A

MAT 009/013

MAT 013

40 – 49

MAT 010A

MAT 010

MAT 009/013A

MAT 009/013A

MAT 013

MAT 013

50 - 57

MAT 010A

MAT 010

MAT 009/013A

MAT 009/013

MAT 013

MAT 013

58 - 67

MAT 010A

MAT 010

MAT 009/013A

MAT 009/013

MAT 013 or

MAT 080/014*

MAT 013 or

MAT 080/014*

* The student can enroll in the MAT 080/014 combination, without an invitation letter, if the major requires MAT 014

 

 

The colored links of the math placements will take you to the majors associated with that math.

 

 

MATH PLACMEMENT IS COLOR CODED FOR MAJOR REQUIREMENT

ALGEBRA SCORE

CLM (College Level Math) SCORE

 

 

0 – 39

40 – 89

90 & above

68 – 69

MAT 014, 101, 104, 107, BUS 115

MAT 123, 129A

MAT 123, 129A

90 & above

MAT 123, 129A

MAT 129

MAT 131, 131A

If a student has taken the SAT, the following table will indicate the corresponding Math course appropriate to the SAT Math score:

 

SAT Math Score

Math Placement

500 & higher

Exempt from Accuplacer Testing

Eligible for MAT 101, 104, 107, 123, and BUS 115

Precalculus and Calculus Placement

500 – 549

and the student wants Precalculus

Precalculus placement based upon general math diagnostic test (may place into MAT 014, MAT 129A or MAT 129). Please look at the next table for the "cut scores" in the Precalculus Diagnostic Test.

550 or higher

And student wants Precalculus

Exempt from MAT 014

Eligible for MAT 129A or 129 (student’s choice)

550 - 649

Eligible to register for MAT 131 or MAT 131A if NCWS screen demonstrates a “C” or better in high school precalculus. We must have the final grade. A student without high school precalculus must take the precalculus test

650 and higher

Student may choose MAT 129A, 129, 131 or 131A

 

For Math, if a student's score places the student into MAT 010, 013 or 014, a challenge test is permitted for all score results. The following table provides the "cut scores" for the different Math challenges and the Precalculus Diagnostic Test.

MAT 010 0-19 (remains in MAT 010)
20-30 (passes out of MAT 010)
MAT 013 0-17 (remains in MAT 013)
18-25 (passes out of MAT 013)
MAT 014 0-17 (remains in MAT 014)
18-25 (passes out of MAT 014)
Precalculus 0-14 (must register for MAT 090/129A)
15-19 (MAT 129A)
20-29 (MAT 129)
30-32 (MAT 131)

 

All Math challenges must be completed before the start of the second week of class meetings. Review materials are available to help them prepare for the math challenge tests. Students can pick up math review materials in the Testing Center (JLC 229).

 

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