Math Placement

Math Placement Test

In order to correctly place new students in mathematics courses at WMU, all students will be placed according to their earned ACT or SAT math scores.

The grid below represents the placement scoring that academic advisors will use for student placement.

Both Math and Chemistry placements are dependent up math standardized test scores; one chemistry level also involves high school GPA.

  Math Placement Chemistry Placement SAT effective F16
Math Score on
ACT or SAT
Math or stat courses student is eligible to take (Courses listed in bold print fulfill WMU's math proficiency) HS GPA  
3.4+ 3.39 and less  
ACT 27+ or
SAT 610+
Math 1220, 2000, 1500, 1180, 1160, 1140, 1110, 1100, 1090 or Stat 1600, 3660 CHEM 1100 CHEM 1100 620+
ACT 25-26 or
SAT 560-609
Math 2000, 1500, 1180,1160, 1140, 1110, 1100, 1090 or Stat 1600, 3660 CHEM 1100 CHEM 1100 spring (recommendation) 580-619
ACT 24 or
SAT 560-609
Math 2000, 1500, 1160, 1140, 1110, 1100 1090 or Stat 1600, 3660 Math 1110 before Chem 1100 560-619
ACT 20-23 or
SAT 460-559
Math 1500, 1160, 1140, 1110, 1100, 1090 or Stat 1600, 3660 Math 1110 before Chem 1100 490-559
ACT 19 or
SAT 460-559
Math 1140, 1100, 1090 or Stat 1600, 3660 Math 1100 before any Chem 470-489
ACT 17-18 or
SAT 380-459
Math 1100, 1090 Math 1100 before any Chem 420-469
ACT 16 or
SAT 379 or less
Math 1090 Math 1090 before any Chem 419 or less

If you have questions about this placement contact either:

Steve Culver          Randy Ott
Mathematics Department   Director, Center for Academic Success Programs
3322 Everett   2045 Moore Hall
387-4517   269-387-4411
steven.culver@wmich.edu   randy.ott@wmich.edu

 

Center for Academic Success Programs
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5303 USA
269.387.4411 | 269.387.4418 Fax