Students are required to have their mathematics placement level determined before enrolling in their first mathematics course at UAH. This process is intended to help make sure that students are placed in an appropriate course, and therefore have the best possible opportunity for success.
Students are placed at the appropriate level according to AP calculus test scores, ACT/SAT scores in mathematics, their previous college credit (precalculus or higher), or a placement test. Students with various placement levels can begin their MA courses (depending on their major) as follows:
- Level 0: MA 004
- Level 1: MA 107, MA 110, MA 112
- Level 2: MA 113 or MA 115
- Level 3: MA 120 or 171
The following table describes placement based on ACT scores, SAT scores, and the placement test.
|Math ACT||Math SAT||Placement Test||AP Calculus Test Score (see Note 1)||Placement||Equivalent Math Course (dependent on major)|
|0-19||200-440||0-44||NA||Level 0||MA 004|
|20-25||450-550||45-74||NA||Level 1||MA 107, 110, 112|
|26-28||560-590||75-94||NA||Level 2||MA 113, 115|
|29-36||600-800||95-120||3||Level 3||MA 120, 171|
|NA||NA||NA||4 or 5 (see Note 2)||NA||MA 172|
- Must complete either the AP Calculus AB or BC test
- Must also have approval of the Mathematical Sciences chair
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