Math Course Placement Guide

 

 

Math Placement

Math Score

Course

Math ACT 15 or below

Math SAT 410 or below

COMPASS Algebra 30 or below

GST 102 Beginning Algebra

Math ACT 16

Math SAT 411 to 440

COMPASS Algebra 34 or below

GST 103 Elementary Algebra

Math ACT 17 - 18

Math SAT 441 to 500

COMPASS Algebra 35 - 39

MAT 105 Intermediate Algebra

Math ACT 19 or 20

Math SAT 501 to 530

COMPASS Algebra 40 - 44

MAT 110 Topics and Ideas in Math

MAT 210 Math for Elementary Teachers I

Math ACT 21 to 23

Math SAT 531 to 590

COMPASS Algebra 45 - 49

MAT 110 Topics and Ideas in Math

MAT 121 College Algebra

MAT 210 Math for Elementary Teachers I

Math ACT 23 to 25

Math SAT 590 to 619

COMPASS College Algebra 50 or above

MAT 110 Topics and Ideas in Math

MAT 121 College Algebra

MAT 130 Pre-Calculus

MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics

MAT 210 Math for Elementary Teachers I

Math ACT 25 or above

Math SAT 620 or above

COMPASS Trigonometry 40 or above

Any Math course numbered 210 or below

 

Challenging Placement

If a student wishes to challenge their placement - contact a Math Advisor. They may take the COMPASS Exam. Students may only take the COMPASS Exam once, prior to enrolling in their first mathematics course at Wayne State. Based on their placement, students may need to take additional courses as pre-requisites for the mathematics course their major requires.

 

Earning Credit

Students can earn credit for MAT 110 Topics and Ideas in Math or MAT 121 College Algebra by taking the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) mathematics exam. This option should be discussed with an academic adviser and must be taken prior to completion of a higher-level math course.

 

Contact the Counseling Center at 375-7321 for more information.

 

Course Pathway

Placement Flow Chart

 

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