Mandatory placement for all entry-level mathematics courses is required by the Department of Mathematics. The appropriate level course for a student is determined by the SAT/ACT math score. If your ACT-Math and SAT-Math scores place you into different courses, you will be permitted to take the higher-level course. Course selection should be made in consultation with your academic advisor. If an ACT or SAT score is not available, then a math placement test is required.
Course |
ACT Math score | SAT Math score |
Accuplacer Score Quantitative Reasoning Score |
Accuplacer Score Advanced Algebra and Functions Score |
MATH 230 | 29 and higher | 660 and higher | 258 to 300 | |
MATH 230 | ACT Math ≥ 26 and HSGPA ≥ 3.0 | SAT Math ≥ 620 and HSGPA ≥ 3.0 | 258 to 300 | |
MATH 115/118 | 24 to 28 | 580 to 650 | 250 to 257 | |
MATH 111/114 | 22 or 23 | 550 to 570 | 236 to 249 | |
MATH 085/114 | 21 | 530 to 540 | 200 to 235 | |
*MATH 081/085 | 18 to 20 | 470 to 520 | 237 to 262 | |
MATH 081/085 | 16 or 17 | 400 to 460 | 237 to 262 | |
MATH 081 | 15 and below | 390 and below | 236 and below | |
Must take the placement test | No Scores | No Scores |
The Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning test is given first. Students who score 263 or higher will then take the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, which is the test used for obtaining higher placements in math.
Students who think they can place higher by taking a placement test are allowed to do so. Refer to the section on “General Placement Testing Information” for information about taking the placement test.
*Students who score in this range are strongly encouraged to take the placement test to see if they can place higher.
Math Placement Test
Students who do not have SAT/ACT scores will need to take a placement test.
The math placement test is administered using the computerized ACCUPLACER test.
Questions regarding math placement can be directed to the Math Department Chair, Dr. Rick Hudson by email or by phone at 812/465-1241 or to Academic Skills at 812/464-1743.