## 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: |
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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 or 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)or MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics |

25 or above | Trigonometry - 40 or above | MAT 140 Calculus I |

## 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. Jennifer Langdon. For questions about the CLEP test, contact the Counseling Center at 402-375-7321.