It is critical for students to take the right courses to set them on a path to success. Academic placement for new students is based on standardized test results, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit. Students who wish for their placement to be re-evaluated may do so with updated test results or through placement testing at UAH. We strongly advise placement re-evaluation prior to attending New Student Orientation. No more than one attempt is allowed on the Math Placement test.

Students with various placement levels can begin their MA courses (depending on their major) as follows:

  • Level 0:  MA 106, MA 110S, or MA 112S
  • Level 1:  MA 107, MA 110, MA 112 or MA 150
  • Level 2:  MA 113, MA 120, MA 171S
  • Level 3:  MA 171

Students admitted with no test scores will be placed into one of the following courses depending upon their major: MA 105, MA 106, MA 107S, MA 110S, or MA 112S.

Placement Level UAH Placement Exam Score ACT Math Score SAT Math Score AP Calculus Test Score Course Options for Placement Level*
Level 0 < 40% 21 or lower 490 or lower - MA 106, 107S, 110S,112S
Level 1 40% - 59% 22 - 24 500 - 590 - MA 107, 110, 112, 150
Level 2 60% - 79% 25 - 27 600 - 630 3 (on AP PreCalculus test) MA 113, 115, 120, 171S
Level 3 80% or higher 28 or higher 640 - 800 4 or 5 (on AP PreCalculus test MA 171
N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 (either AP Calculus (AB or BC) test) MA 172 (credit for MA 171)
N/A N/A N/A N/A 4 or 5 (only the AP Calculus BC test) MA 201 (credit for MA 172)

Class choice is determined by major. Please consult with your academic advisor.

Take the Placement Test

MyMathTest is a dynamic, interactive testing program.  Access to the MyMathTest program has been provided for you by the Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Here are instructions for how to register for and take the Placement Test.

Technical help? 

Contact MyMathTest's Student Support.