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Math Course Placement Guide

Students are placed in the appropriate first mathematics course based on their ACT Math or SAT Math scores.

IF YOUR MATH SCORE WAS: YOU WILL BE PLACED IN THIS COURSE:
ACT Math SAT Math Wayne State Math Course
15 or below 429 or below  GST 102 Beginning Algebra
16 or above 430 or above  GST 103 Elementary Algebra 
17 or above 460 or above  MAT 105 Intermediate Algebra
19 or above 500 or above  MAT 110 Topics and Ideas in Math
or
MAT 210 Math for Elementary Education (intended for Special and Elementary Education majors)
21 or above 530 or above  MAT 121 College Algebra 
23 or above 570 or above  MAT 130 Pre-Calculus (offered in fall semesters only)
or
MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics
25 or above 620 or above MAT 140 Calculus I

Students wishing to challenge their course placement, or who have no ACT or SAT scores, may take the math placement test.  Contact Dr. Jenny Langdon for details and to sign up for the exam.  Placement tests are given as needed, generally before and during registration week, and during the first week of class. Students may take the placement exam once every 12 months.

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.

For questions about math placement, contact Dr. Langdon. For questions about the CLEP test, contact the Counseling Center at 402-375-7321.

Contact

Dr. Jenny Langdon
jelangd1@wsc.edu
402-375-7402