Math Course Placement Guide
Students are placed in their first appropriate math course based on ACT or SAT math scores – see chart below. If a student does not have an ACT or SAT math score, or wishes to challenge placement in their first math course at WSC, the student may take a placement exam. The exam can be completed only once per year and is taken in the Physical Sciences and Math Department at WSC. Based on placement, the student may need to take additional courses as prerequisites for the math course required by their major. Please see the Mathematics section of the course catalog for more details.
IF YOUR MATH SCORE WAS: | YOU WILL BE PLACED IN THIS COURSE: | |
ACT Math | SAT Math | Wayne State Math Course |
25 or above | 620 or above | MAT 140 Calculus I |
23 or above | 570 or above | MAT 130 Pre-Calculus MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics |
21 or above | 530 or above | MAT 121 College Algebra |
19 or above | 500 or above | MAT 210 Math for Elementary Education I |
Any | Any | MAT 110 Contemporary Applications of Math |
Any | Any | MAT 105 Intermediate Algebra |
Earning Credit
Credit may be earned in MAT 121 College Algebra, using the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). The math CLEP test must be completed before the completion of a higher level math course.
Questions?
For questions about the CLEP test, contact the Counseling Center at 402-375-7321.
For questions about math placement, contact Dr. Jenny Langdon at 402-375-7402 or jelangd1@wsc.edu