Math Pre-Testing Information

  • Translating Your Math Pre-test Placement Score

    Once an incoming student has completed their math pre-test they are presented with a range of classes in which they could be placed. To assist with understanding the results please refer to the charts below. Please understand that each major has different math requirements.

    The following majors and/or colleges do not require pre-calculus or higher courses and can refer to placement chart 1 shown below.

    • College of Education and Communications
    • College of Fine Arts
    • College of Health and Human Services, with the exception of:
      • Nuclear Medicine Technology
      • Respiratory Care
      • Safety, Health & Environmental Applied Sciences
    • College of Humanities and Social Science, with the exception of:
      • Economics
    • Psychology

    Chart 1: Majors Not Requiring Calculus or Pre-Calculus

    Score Range Course Placement
    0-13 DVST 083
    14-100 Liberal Studies Math as advised by department

    The following majors and/or colleges do require pre-calculus or higher and can refer to placement chart 2 shown below.

    • Public Health-Epidemiology and Bio-Statistics Track
    • Eberly College of Business
    • Economics
    • Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, with the exception of:
      • Psychology

    Chart 2: Majors Requiring Pre-Calculus or Higher Courses

    Score Range Course Placement
    0-13 DVST 083
    14-29 DVST 093 and Math 100 (During the same semester)
    30-45 Math 100
    46-60 Math 105 or Math 110 as advised by department
    61-75 Math 110 or Math 115 or Math 121 as advised by department
    76-100 Math 125

    Students who have majors associated with chart 2 will re-test at orientation. Please feel free to utilize the tutorials in the Aleks program as a resource to improve your placement score as needed.