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Math Placement by SAT/ACT, ACCUPLACER & ALEKS-PPL

Math Placement Eligibility Score Tables

Incoming students with majors in the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology should complete the ALEKS-PPL assessment for math placement. Learn more about Engineering Placement Tests.

For all other majors, high school GPA, the highest SAT or ACT score, or a qualifying score on an ODU administered placement test will determine math placement. The table below shows placement based on test scores. Students who do not have a qualifying SAT or ACT test score or high school GPA for their desired math course should complete the ALEKS placement program. Learn more about the ALEKS placement program.

Students can challenge their math placement to place into MATH 162M or above by making an appointment to take the ACCUPLACER placement test at the University Testing Center. Accuplacer may not be used for placement into MATH 102M or 103M.


Your math requirements are determined by your MAJOR.

Always ask your advisor which math course is appropriate for your field of study.


Math Placement Based on SAT, ACT, Accuplacer & ALEKS

Course

SAT Math

ACT Math

Accuplacer

ALEKS

Math 101M

All students are eligible for Math 101M

STAT 130M

500

18

N/A**

23

Math 103M with High School GPA 3.4+

All students with a high school GPA of 3.40 or greater are eligible for Math 103M

Math 103M with High School GPA -3.4

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*, **

23

Math 102M

540

22

N/A**

33

Math 162M

580

25

248

46

Math 163, 200 or 205

690

30

269

61

Math 211

740

33

279

76

*Placement into Math 103M for students with a high school GPA less than 3.4 is only available through ALEKS.

**Accuplacer can only be used for placement into Math 162M and above.


Placement with SAT taken before Math 2016 or Accuplacer taken before Sept. 2020

SAT Prior to March 2016

SAT scores prior to March 2016 Eligible To Enroll In
Any SAT Score MATH 101M (Intro to Math for Critical Thinkers) or MATH 100 (The Math Cooperative)
High school GPA 3.4 or higher MATH 103M (College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction)
460-500 STAT 130M (Elementary Statistics)
510-550 MATH 102M (College Algebra)
560-650 MATH 162M (Pre-Calculus I)
660-700 MATH 163 (Pre-Calculus II) or MATH 200 (Calculus for Business & Economics Majors) or MATH 205 (Calculus for Life Sciences)
710-800 MATH 211 (Calculus I)

ACCUPLACER Next Generation - Old

If you took ACCUPLACER between January 18, 2019 and September 11, 2020:

ACCUPLACER Math Placement Test Score Credit Awarded Eligible To Enroll in
200 - 238
None MATH 101M (An Introduction to Mathematics for Critical Thinking)
239 - 242 None MATH 103M (College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction) or STAT 130M (Elementary Statistics)
243 - 247 None MATH 102M (College Algebra),
248 - 268 None MATH 162M (Pre-Calculus I)
269 - 278
3 credits for MATH 162M (Pre-Calculus I) MATH 163 (Pre-Calculus II) or MATH 200 (Calculus for Business and Economics) or MATH 205 (Calculus for Life Sciences) or MATH 300 (Number Systems) or MATH 302 (Geometry)
279 - 300
6 credits for MATH 162M and MATH 163 (Pre-Calculus I and II)
MATH 211 (Calculus I)

ACCUPLACER Classic

ACCUPLACER Scores prior to January 18, 2019:

ACCUPLACER Math Placement Test Score Credit Awarded Eligible to Enroll in
20 - 45
None MATH 101M (An Introduction to Mathematics for Critical Thinking)
46 - 49
None MATH 103M (College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction) or STAT 130M (Elementary Statistics)
50 - 54 None MATH 102M (College Algebra)
55 - 83 None MATH 162M (Pre-Calculus I)
84 - 100
3 credits for MATH 162M (Pre-Calculus I) MATH 163M (Pre-Calculus II) or MATH 200M (Calculus for Business and Economics) or MATH 300 (Number Systems) or MATH 302 (Geometry)
101 - 120
6 credits for MATH 162M and MATH 163 (Pre-Calculus I and II)
MATH 211 (Calculus I)

Last updated 3/29/22

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