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 Placements   Chemistry Placements
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 OR 2000, 1500, 1180, 1160, 1140, 1110, 1100, 1090, STAT 1600, 3660   CHEM 1100 CHEM 1100
ACT 24-26 or
SAT 560-609
  MATH 1180, OR 2000 OR 1500, 1160, 1140, 1110, 1100, 1090, STAT 1600, 3660   CHEM 1100 CHEM 1100 Spring
(recommendation)
ACT 19-23 or
SAT 460-559
  MATH 1500, 1160, 1140 , 1110, 1100, 1090, STAT 1600, 3660   MATH 1110 before CHEM 1100
ACT 16-18 or
SAT 380-459
  MATH 1100, 1090   MATH 1100 before any CHEM
ACT 15 or
SAT 379 or less
  MATH 1090   MATH 1090 before any CHEM

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