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Math and Quantitative Reasoning Placement

The Mathematics Department requires the Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) to determine readiness of any student wishing to enroll in a first semester calculus course, including MTH 121, MTH 131, MTH 141. While ALEKS serves as a helpful math placement tool for any student, a minimum score of 61 is required for MTH 121 and MTH 131, or 76 for MTH 141. Visit the Mathematics Department website for further information on ALEKS.

Refer to the table below to determine appropriate placement in Math and Quantitative Reasoning courses.

Math and Quantitative Reasoning Placement Table
SAT Redesign Math (March 2016 and forward)SAT I (Previous SAT) MathACT Math High School MathNotesUB Placement
0-5500-5200-213 Years or LessStrongly recommend to review basics before fall. ALEKS score 30-45.ULC 147
551-590521-57022-24No Algebra 2 & Trigonometry or Algebra 2 & Trigonometry with grade less than B.Student is anxious about taking math. ALEKS score 30-45.ULC 147
Algebra 2 & Trigonometry with grade of B or better.Student's major requires Calculus, or student wishes to take Calculus. ALEKS score 45-60.ULC 148
591-640571-62025-26Algebra 2 & Trigonometry with grade of B or better.Student does not plan on taking Calculus.CSE 111, LAI 111, MTH 101, STA 119, CEP 207
No Algebra 2 & Trigonometry or Algebra 2 & Trigonometry with grade less than B.Student's major requires Calculus, but student is anxious about starting with Calculus. ALEKS score 45-60.ULC 148
Algebra 2 & Trigonometry with grade of B or better.Student's major requires MTH 121 and student has achieved an ALEKS score of 61-75.MTH 121
Algebra 2 & Trigonometry with grade of B or better.Student's major is Management - MTH 131 and student has achieved an ALEKS score of 61-75.MTH 131
Algebra 2 & Trigonometry with grade of B or better.Student's major does not require Calculus and does not plan to take Calculus.Appropriate UBC/Gen Ed math course.
>640>620≥27 Based on major - MTH 121, 131, 141 or other suitable course if ALEKS score > 75. If MTH 141, minimum ALEKS score of 76 needs to be achieved.UBC/Gen Ed math course.

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Published: Jun 29, 2020 14:05:20