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||COMPASS Math||Wayne State Math Course|
|15 or below||410 or below||Algebra - below 30||GST 102 Beginning Algebra|
|16 or above||411 or above||Algebra - 30 or above||GST 103 Elementary Algebra|
|17 or above||441 or above||Algebra - 35 or above||MAT 105 Intermediate Algebra|
|19 or above||501 or above||Algebra - 40 or above||MAT 110 Topics and Ideas in Math
MAT 210 Math for Elementary Education (intended for Special and Elementary Education majors)
|21 or above||531 or above||Algebra - 45 or above||MAT 121 College Algebra|
|23 or above||590 or above||College Algebra - 50 or above||MAT 130 Pre-Calculus (offered in fall semesters only)
MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics
|25 or above||Trigonometry - 40 or above||MAT 140 Calculus I|
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. Jennifer Langdon. For questions about the CLEP test, contact the Counseling Center at 402-375-7321.