Placement Scores

Be sure to talk with an advisor when selecting your courses to ensure you will complete your certificate and/or degree on time with the classes you need.

The math assessment includes three different exams, the Arithmetic exam (AR), the Elementary Algebra exam (EA) and the College Math exam (CM).  The exams are adaptive, so you may do one or three of these exams depending on how the exam questions are answered.  

  • Students who have an ACT score of 19 or higher or SAT of 460 (500, if taken after March 2016) are exempt from taking the math assessment.
  • However, students with an ACT score of 19-22 must take the math portion of the Accuplacer to place into MAT 121 or higher.
  • Scores must be no more than five years old. Otherwise, assessment scores will determine placement.

Algebra Pathway

 If your score is...

Then you can take... 

 AR 0-39 or EA 0-29 MAT 050 must be taken with MAT 020 (placement override for MAT 020 needed in SFASRPO if ACAR is below 24) 
EA 45-59 MAT 055 Algebraic Literacy if taken with MAT 025 Algebraic Literacy Lab 
EA 60-84  MAT 055 Algebraic Literacy  
EA 80-84 

MAT 121     College Algebra if taken with Math 093 Algebra Lab
MAT 123     Finite Mathematics if taken with MAT 093 Algebra Lab 

EA85+; ACT 19; SAT 460 (500, if taken after 3/16)   BUS 226 Business Statistics 
EA 85+; ACT 23; SAT 460 (500, if taken after 3/16)   

MAT 121    College Algebra
MAT 123    Finite Mathematics 

CLM 63-102; ACT 24   MAT 122    College Trigonometry  
CLM 63-102; ACT 25 

MAT 125    Survey of Calculus
MAT 166    Pre-Calculus 

CLM 103-120; ACT 28  MAT 201    Calculus I

 

Non-Algebra Pathway

If your score is...  Then you can take... 
AR 24-39  MAT 050 if taken with MAT 020             
AR 40+ or EA 30-84 MAT 050  
 AR  40+ or EA 30-59 MAT 107 if taken with MAT 091
MAT 108 if taken with MAT 091 
 EA 60+ MAT 103
MAT 107
MAT 108
  EA 80-84 Can take the following if taken with MAT 092 (varies by campus):
MAT 120
MAT 135
MAT 155
MAT 156 
EA  85+; ACT 19; SAT 460 (500, if taken after 3/16)  MAT 120
MAT 135
MAT 155
MAT 156  

Accuplacer Test Score Legend

AR Arithmetic 
EA  Elementary Algebra 
CLM College Level Math 
SS  Sentence Skills 
WR  WritePlacer Essay 

English and College Composition & Reading (CCR)

  • Students with an ACT English score of 18 or higher, or a SAT Verbal/Critical score of 440 (470, if taken after March 2016) or higher are exempt from the English assessment.
  • Scores must be no more than fiveyears old. Otherwise, assessment scores will determine placement. 
If your Sentence Skills score was... And your Essay  score was... Then you can take...
0-49
0-2

“Soft Landing” please see an Advisor 

0-49
3

CCR 091 (Co-req lab) + CCR 092 (If not offered, please refer to “Soft Landing”)

24-49
4-7 CCR 092  College Composition and Reading
24-49
8 CCR 093 Studio D or CCR 094 Studio 121
50-69
0-5 CCR 092
50-69
6-8
CCR 093 Studio D or CCR 094 Studio 121
70-94
0-8 CCR 093 Studio D or CCR 094 Studio 121
95-120; ACT 18; SAT 440 (470, if taken after 3/16)
0-8 ENG 121
105-120; ACT 26; SAT 600
7-8 ENG 122

Accuplacer Test Score Legend

AR Arithmetic 
EA  Elementary Algebra 
CLM College Level Math 
SS  Sentence Skills 
WR  WritePlacer Essay 
If your assessment score was... Then you can ...
Biology Placement Test 70+ Place out of BIO 111
Chemistry Placement Test 53+ Place out of CHE 101