Find Your Perfect Math Path!
Finding your perfect math path before registering is as easy as 1-2-3. Knowing where you start, knowing where you must end and knowing the options for the best environment for learning math prior to registration will assist in your success! Here is an easy guide through those steps. Discuss each step with an advisor.
Step 1: Determine Math Placement
Determine your level of math placement by speaking with your advisor or by reviewing your CatTracks. Mathematics Placement is designed to place you in the highest level course in which you are able to succeed. There are three options for determining your placement. Learn more details...
Option 1: Rubric Placement
If you can provide a High School GPA and an ACT math score to the university, you will not need to take a placement test. These scores do not expire for placement Math 1010 and below. They are good for 2 years for Math 1030 and higher. Self-assessments and talking with an advisor will help you verify you are taking the right class. Submit your GPA and math ACT score to the Office of Admissions. Check the Placement Rubric to find your placement.
Option 2: Placement Testing
If you want to challenge your rubric placement OR have no rubric placement you will take a placement test.
ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment. In addition to being a placement test, ALEKS provides the opportunity to review and learn math skills so you can increase your course placement. The ALEKS Placement Test fee includes access to review modules, practice tests, and limited test retakes for a 6-month period of time.
Additional test options. ALEKS is recommended for all students, but if you have a specific preference, you may take the Accuplacer (placement in Math 1030 and above only) or the Residual Math ACT test. Click the test name for more information.
Option 3: Register for Math 0950 Prealgebra
You can register for Math 0950 without a math placement. This class teaches the basic operations of add, subtract, multiply and divide with positive and negative numbers, fractions, and decimals. Other topics include ratio, proportion, percent, and solving simple equations with one variable. If you are capable with these math topics, you are strongly encouraged to seek placement in a higher course.
Check with your college advisor before enrolling in your first math class to ensure you register for the course most appropriate for your major. Many programs require you to take a specific Quantitative Literacy (QL) course to satisfy major requirements.
Get The Full Picture
The Choose Your Math Path document diagrams the two path options to completing the Quantitative Literacy (QL) requirement.
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