QL Requirements & Placement Details

Completing Your Quantitative Literacy (QL) Requirement

Your placement indicates where you need to begin in one of the following Math sequences to fulfill your QL requirement.

Check with your college advisor if you are not sure which sequence and/or QL course is most appropriate for your major.

Math Pathways

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) Majors

  • MATH 0950 → MATH 0990 → MATH 1010 → MATH 1050 QL

Business and Economics Majors 

  • MATH 0950 → MATH 0990 → MATH 1010 → MATH 1090 QL or
  • MATH 0950 → MATH 0990 → MATH 1010 → MATH 1050 QL

Elementary Education, Special Education and Early Childhood Education Majors 

  • MATH 0950 → MATH 0970 → MATH 2010 → MATH 2015 → MATH 2020 (preferred sequence) or
  • MATH 0950 → MATH 0990 → MATH 1010 → MATH 2010 → MATH 2015 → MATH 2020 (If you plan to pursue mathematics endorsement, contact advisor for details.)

Other Majors

  • MATH 0950 → MATH 0970 → MATH 1030 QL or 
  • MATH 0950 → MATH 1035 QL or
  • MATH 0950 → MATH 0990 → MATH 1010 → MATH 1040 QL

Once you pass a prerequisite math course, the course is valid for 24 months before it expires as a prerequisite. Some math courses are offered in several formats. Visit the Developmental Math website for more information about selecting the best format for your major and learning style.

Satisfying Your QL Requirement

You must complete one of the following:

  • Earn a "C" or better in MATH 1030, 1035, 1040, 1050, 1080, 1090, 1120, or 2020 or
  • Earn a "C" or better in any math course for which either MATH 1050 or 1080 is a prerequisite or
  • Score 3 or higher on AP Calculus exam or
  • Score 3 or higher on AP Statistics exam or
  • Score of 26 or higher on Math ACT or
  • Score of 65 or higher on ALEKS

Placement Levels

Level WSU Course Placement Placement Criterion

Rubric

(click for table)

ALEKS Math ACT Math SAT 1
0 No current placement No scores; see your academic advisor for options
1 MATH 0950 - Pre-algebra 0.0 - 18.9 0 - 13 -- --  
2 MATH 0970 or MATH 0990 or MATH 1035 (QL) 19.0 - 20.9 14 - 34 -- --  
3 MATH 1010 21.0 - 23.2 35 - 45* 21 or higher 530  
4

MATH 1030 (QL)

MATH 1040 (QL) or MATH 1120 (QL) or MATH 2010

--

46 - 100

46 - 100

21 or higher

23 or higher

530

530

 
5 MATH 1050 (QL) or MATH 1060 or MATH 1090 (QL) or MATH 1080 (QL) -- 55 - 100 23 or higher 570  
6 QL requirement satisfied -- 65 - 100 26 or higher 620  

* Please note: Weber State changed the required ALEKS score to get into Math 1010 on Jan. 18, 2021. WSU ALEKS math scores of 30-34 will be honored toward Math 1010 placement, for 2 years from date of exam, if earned prior to Jan. 18. Students meeting this "grandfathering" criteria must request a course override by emailing devmath@weber.edu or calling 801-626-7451. 

Placement Expiration

Be aware that your placement can expire if you do not begin your math course within a certain period of time (see below). Enroll in math within your first year to avoid expiration and potential delays in your graduation.

Placement Scores that Expire after 24 Months

  • ALEKS scores
  • Math ACT scores for placement into MATH 1030, 1040, 1050, 1080, or 2010 (after 24 months you can enroll in MATH 1010 or take a placement test)

Placement Scores that Do Not Expire

  • Rubric scores for MATH 0950 - Pre-algebra to MATH 1010
  • Math ACT score for placement into MATH 1010
  • Any placement score that satisfies the Quantitative Literacy (QL) requirement
    (Note: While these scores will always satisfy the QL requirement, the score will expire as a prerequisite for higher-level math courses after 24 months)

Questions about Placement?

For questions regarding placement into MATH 0950 - Pre-algebra, 0970, 0990 and 1010, contact the Developmental Math Advisor (devmath@weber.edu or 801-626-7451).

For questions regarding placement into QL courses, contact the Department of Mathematics (math@weber.edu or 801-626-6095).

Math Placement Rubric