Interpreting Your Placement Test Score

To register for:

A student should have:

Comments:

Math 2233 
(Multivariable Calculus)

Credit for Math 1231 and 1232

 

Math 1232 
(Calculus II)

Credit for Math 1231

A 4 or a 5 on the AB Advanced Placement Test (or AB subscore on the BC test) earns credit for Math 1231.

Math 1231 
(Calculus I)

76 or above on ALEKS placement test

Students who have done well in high school calculus but have not received AP credit should generally take Math 1231. The placement test is required for registration in this course.

Math 1221 
(Precalculus with 
Calculus II)

Credit for Math 1220.

No other students should elect this course.

Math 1220 
(Precalculus with 
Calculus I)

61 or above on ALEKS placement test

This course (together with Math 1221) combines one semester of precalculus and one semester of calculus into a 1 year course. It is intended for students who are not quite ready for Calculus I. Students who qualify to take Math 1231 should not take Math 1220. The placement test is required for registration in this course.

Math 1252 
(Calculus-Social & Mgt. Sciences)

61 or above on ALEKS placement test

Math 1051 is not a prerequisite for Math 1252 The placement test is required for registration in this course.

Math 1051 
(Finite Math)

61 or above on ALEKS placement test

Math 1051 and 1252 are mostly taken by students to satisfy the GWSB math requirement. However, they can also be used to satisfy the general education curriculum requirement in quantitative reasoning. The placement test is required for registration in this course.

Math 1009 or 1010 
(Mathematical Ideas)

No prerequisite

Students should have a willingness to learn something new. These courses focus on areas of mathematics not normally taught in high schools.

Math 1009 is not a prerequisite for Math 1010.

Math 1007 
(Mathematics & Politics)

No prerequisite

This course focuses on the mathematics of social choice, an area of mathematics not normally taught in high schools. This course is more rigorous than a typical freshman math course and involves more writing.

Math 1000 
(Dean's Seminars in Mathematics)

No prerequisite

These are special topics courses limited to freshmen, with class sizes of 20 or fewer. They cover areas of mathematics not taught in high schools that were specially selected by the Instructor. Although these courses have minimal prerequisites, they are meant to be rigorous, challenging, and stimulating.