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Math Placement Information

In lieu of the Math Placement test which is typically taken during June and August orientations, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will be reviewing student information and determining placement based upon HS Math courses, test scores and other available data.

Previously established criteria for math placement without an ACCUPLACER placement test score remains in place and students should register for math courses based on these criteria if possible. (See below for existing placement criteria).

Students without these other established criteria will see a CVDMAT – COVID-19 Math Placement score. This score will determine the student’s recommended Math placement for Fall 2020.

CVDMAT Scores

CVDMAT = 1

We recommend the student take MAT 105 – Mathematical Study Skills and Algebra Review.  There is a free self-paced online Math Readiness Program which will help prepare students for MAT 111 which may be completed instead of MAT 105.  For more information, see the Math Readiness Program.

CVDMAT = 2

We recommend the student take STT 215 or STT 210 – Introduction to Statistics.  If the student major requires higher math courses, we recommend taking MAT 105 or the online Math Readiness Program as an initial prerequisite to a higher level course.

CVDMAT = 3

We recommend the student take MAT 111 – College Algebra (or any of the courses listed above as needed for their major).

CVDMAT = 4

We recommend the student take MAT 151 – Basic Calculus or MAT 112 – Trigonometry (or any of the courses listed above as needed for their major).

CVDMAT = 5

We recommend the student take MAT 161 – Calculus with Analytical Geometry I (or any of the courses listed above as needed for their major).

Existing Criteria for Math Placement not requiring Math Placement Test or CVDMAT rating

Students who intend to take MAT 101, after checking to make sure the course meets the math requirement of their intended major.

Students who took the ACT Math Test and received a sufficiently high score:

  • Students scoring 22 or higher may take MAT 111, STT 210, or STT 215 without taking the math placement exam.
  • Students scoring 27 or higher may take MAT 112, MAT 115, or MAT 151 without taking the math placement exam.
  • Students scoring 29 or higher may take MAT 161 without taking the math placement exam.
Students who took the AP Calculus Test and received a sufficiently high score. (Students who are taking AP Calculus and have not yet received the AP Test score will be placed with CVDMAT as described above. As test results arrive at a later date, a higher placement may be used.)
  • Students scoring a 2 on AP Calculus AB or BC may register for MAT 151 or MAT 161 without taking a math placement exam.
  • Students scoring a 3 or higher on AP Calculus AB will get credit for MAT 161 and may take MAT 162.
  • Students scoring a 3 or higher on AP Calculus BC will get credit for MAT 161 and MAT 162 and may take MAT 261.

Students who have passed a CLEP, math exam or already have college-level credit for MAT 111, MAT 112, MAT 115, MAT 151, MAT 161 , MAT 162 or IB Math (minimum score: 5).

Accessing Earned Test Scores (AP, TEX, SAT, or ACT)

  1. Log into SeaNet using your ID number (850) and 6-digit pin
  2. Click on Student Services and Financial Aid
  3. Click on Student Records
  4. Click on Student Information
  5. Your test scores should appear at the bottom.