Math Placement Levels and Scores
On this page:
 Math Placement Test Score to Level Conversion
 Math Placement Level Definitions
 Math Pathway/Course Recommendations
2018 Math Placement Test Score to Level Conversion
MFUND  AALG  TAG  LEvel  Placement 

150355  150850  150850  0  Math 092 or 094 
356465  150850  150850  10  Math 098 or 103, or Math/Phil 111 
466850  150485  150555  20  103, 105, 116, 175, or Math/Phil 111 
466850  150485  556850  26  103, 105, 116, 175,or Math/Phil 111; 117 SATISFIED 
466850  486535  150555  30  115, 116, 117, 175, 205, 211, S215; QL A SATISFIED 
466850  486535  556850  36  115, 116, 175, 205, 211, S215; QL A & 117 SATISFIED 
466850  536850  150555  35  115, 117, 175, 205, 211, S215; QL A & 116 SATISFIED 
466850  536605  566850  40  175, 205, 211, 213, S215, 231, 341; QLA,116 & 117 SATISFIED 
466850  606850  556850  45  175, 205, 211, 213, S215, 221,231, 341; QLA, 116 & 117 SATISFIED 
2018 ACTmath subscore placement*
*only a few courses allow ACTmath as an alternative to the UW math placement test or coursework.
ACTmath  Placement allowed 

18 or higher  ok for Math 103 or Math/Phil 111 
24 or higher  ok for Math 105, 116, 175 (Level 20) 
30  if in addition, Math placement level code is 40, ok for Math 221 (Level 45) 
2018 Aleks Placement Test Score to Level Conversion
Aleks ppl Test Score  Math Placement level 

021  0 
2245  10 
4660  20 
6167  30 
6875  35 
7686  40 
87100  45 
Consult the UWM course catalog for prerequisites for individual courses.
Previous Math Placement Test Score to Level Conversion
2017 Math Placement Test Score to Level ConversionMFUND  AALG  TAG  LEvel  Placement 

150365  150850  150850  0  Math 092 or 094 See advisor for placement 
366415  150850  150850  10  Math 092 or 098 See advisor for placement 
416850  150525  150850  20  103, 105, 175 
416850  526565  150565  30  115, 116, 117, 175, 205, 211, S215; GER Part A SATISFIED 
416850  526565  566850  36  116, 175, 205, 211, S215; GER Part A & 117 SATISFIED 
416850  566850  150565  35  117, 175, 205, 211, S215; GER Part A & 116 SATISFIED 
416850  566605  566850  40  175, 205, 211, S215, 231, 341; GER Part A SATISFIED 
416850  606850  566850  45  175, 205, 211, S215, 221,231, 341; GER Part A SATISFIED 
2017 ACTmath subscore placement*
*only a few courses allow ACTmath as an alternative to the UW math placement test or coursework.
ACTmath  Placement allowed 

up to 15  none. 
16 or 17  Level E (ok for Math 92) 
18 or higher  ok for Math 103 
24 or higher  Level C (ok for Math 105, 175 (or 103)) 
30  if in addition, Math placement test code is 40, ok for Math 221. 
MBSC  ALG  TRG  level  Placement 

150360  150850  150850  0  Math 092 or 094 See advisor for placement 
361850  150390  150850  10  Math 092 or 098 See advisor for placement 
361850  391530  150850  20  103, 105, 175 
361850  531590  150540  30  115, 116, 117, 175, 205, 211, S215; GER Part A SATISFIED 
361850  531590  541850  36  116, 175, 205, 211, S215; GER Part A & 117 SATISFIED 
361850  591670  150540  35  117, 175, 205, 211, S215; GER Part A & 116 SATISFIED 
361850  591670  541850  40  175, 205, 211, S215, 231, 341; GER Part A SATISFIED 
361850  671850  541850  45  175, 205, 211, S215, 221,231, 341; GER Part A SATISFIED 
MBSC  ALG  TRG  level  Placement 

150390  150850  150850  0  Math 092 or 094 See advisor for placement 
391850  150400  150850  10  Math 092 or 098 See advisor for placement 
391850  401495  150850  20  103, 105, 175 
391850  496605  150535  30  116, 117, 175, 205, 211, S215; GER Part A SATISFIED 
391850  496605  536850  36  116, 175, 205, 211, S215; GER Part A & 117 SATISFIED 
391850  606695  150535  35  117, 175, 205, 211, S215; GER Part A & 116 SATISFIED 
391850  606695  536850  40  175 205, 211, S215, 231, 341; GER Part A SATISFIED 
391850  696850  536850  45  175, 205, 211, S215, 221,231, 341; GER Part A SATISFIED 
For prior years conversion contact a Math Advisor.
Math Placement Level Definitions
Note: Credit for MthStat 215, Math 211, 231, or 232 by the AP, IB, or CLEP exams is interpreted as a grade of C or better in that course. Visit the UWM Acceptance of NonCoursework Credit page for scores required to earn credit.
Changes Effective September 1, 2018.
The following should be used to compute Math Placement Levels for all students
testing on or after January 2, 2018.
Math Placement Level 0  Level 0 on Math Placement Test; or 

Earned by any of:  For transfer students only: 
(Level 0 ok for Math 92, 94)  No placement test, no ACT score, no transferred math. 
Math Placement Level 10  Level 10 on Math Placement Test; 
Earned by any of:  Grade of C or better in Math 090; or 
(Level 10 ok for Math 98, 103 or Math/Phil 111)  Grade of D in Math 094. 
Math Placement Level 20  Level 20 or 26 on Math Placement Test; 
Earned by any of:  Grade of C or better in Math 094, 095, or 098; or 
(Level 20 ok for Math 103, 105, 116, 175, or Math/Phil 111)  ACT Math subscore of 24 or higher. 
Math Placement Level 30  Level 30, 35, 36 on Math Placement Test; 
Earned by any of:  Grade of C or better in Math 105, 108, or 116; 
(Level 30 ok for Math 211, 205, 175, 117, 116, 115, and MthStat 215.)  Score of 5 of higher on the IB Mathematical StudiesSL; 
Score of 3 or higher on the AP Statistics exam; or  
Score of 63 or higher on the CLEP College Algebra exam.  
Math Placement Level 40  Level 40 on Math Placement Test; 
Earned by any of:  Grade of C or better in Math 115; 
(Level 40 ok for Math 341, 231, 213, 211, 205, 175, and MthStat 215.)  Grade of C or better in both of Math 116 and 117; 
Grade of C or better in both of Math 211 and 117;  
Grade of C or better in Math 116 and Level 26 or 36 on Math Placement Test;  
Grade of C or better in Math 211 and Level 26 or 36 on Math Placement Test;  
Grade of C or better in Math 117 and Level 35 on Math Placement Test;  
Score of 61 or higher on the CLEP College Precalculus exam.  
Math Placement Level 45  Level 45 on Math Placement Test; 
Earned by any of:  Level 40 on Math Placement Test and ACT Math subscore of 30 or higher; 
(Level 45 ok for Math 341, 231, 221, 213, 211, 205, 175, and MthStat 215.)  Score of 4 or 5 on the AP AB calculus exam; 
Score of 3 or higher on the AP BC calculus exam;  
Score of 5 or higher on the IB Mathematics – HL;  
Grade of A or better in both Math 116 and Math 117;  
Grade of A of better in Math 115. 
Math Pathway/Course Recommendations
Math Course Recommendations based on major/program
Math Literacy Pathway – for majors in Arts, Humanities and some Social Sciences
Education Pathway – for majors in the School of Education
Professional Pathway – for majors in Business, Health Sciences/Nursing and some Social Sciences
STEM Pathway – for majors in Natural Sciences, Engineering, Architecture & Urban Planning
FAQ on Math 92, 102, 103, 111 (scheduling, prerequisite, etc.)Question: Do I need to take a math class at UWM?
Answer:
 All UWM students must satisfy the twolevel Quantitative Literacy requirement in order to graduate: Quantitative Literacy Parts A (QLA) and B (QLB). Many departments offer QLB courses (ask your advisor which is right for you), but QLA is only satisfied by a Math curricular area course or equivalent placement exam score.
 If you earned a Math Placement Test Code of 30 or higher, you satisfied your QLA requirement via this test!
 Earning a grade of C or higher in Math 102 or 103 (or 105, 108, 175) will also satisfy QLA – and these courses also satisfy the L&S math requirement for the BA degree.
Question: Who can take Math 092/102 or Math 103 to satisfy their degree requirements?
Answer:

 Primarily students in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Welfare can take 102 or 103, as they do not need to take any further math or science courses.
 Most students in the School of Education who do not place directly into Math 175 are advised to take 103 or 092+102 first.
 Anyone in a STEM, Business, or Health Sci program, or anyone interested in the BS in L&S, will need different math courses for their program, and should consult their advisor to find the right courses (Math 094, 098, 105, 115, 116, 117, 211, 231, etc.).
 All students should double check their program requirements and/or consult their academic advisor when choosing which math courses to take each semester.
 Majors whose math requirement is satisfied by Math 103 or 92+102
 Africology
 Anthropology
 Art
 Art Education
 Art History
 Classics
 Communication
 Comparative Literature
 Criminal Justice
 Dance
 English
 Film
 Film Studies
 French
 German
 Global Studies (tracks other than Global Management)
 History
 Inter Arts
 International Studies
 Italian
 Jewish Studies
 Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies
 Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
 Linguistics
 Music
 Music Education
 Philosophy
 Political Science
 Psychology (BA)
 Religious Studies
 Russian
 Social Work
 Sociology
 Spanish
 Theatre
 Women’s Studies
Question: Do I qualify for Math 103?
Answer:
 The prerequisite of Math 103 is either an ACTmath subscore of 18 or higher, or Math Placement Level 10—attained by earning a level 10 on the Math Placement Test, a grade of C or better in Math 90, or a grade of D or better in Math 94.
Question: When can I take Math 103?
Answer:
 Students are expected to complete QLA within their first 60 credits, so that they can complete their QLB course without delays to their graduation.
 Starting AY 1718, Math 103 will primarily shift to Spring semesters.
 Math 103 will be offered in summer and UWinterm (if sufficient enrollment).
 There will be a limited number of sections of 103 offered each Fall (either online, in evenings and/or in early mornings), for students who couldn’t complete 103 earlier in their program due to special circumstances
Question: Should/Could I take Math/Philos 111 to satisfy my QLA?
Answer:
 Math or Philos 111 is a good QLA choice for students who intend to take Philos 211 as their QLB course. (Note: Philos 211 is a logic course and is NOT the same as Math 211 Survey of Calculus).
 Math 111 is “jointly offered” with Philos 111. No matter which one you register for, it’s the same class and you’ll get QLA credit (as long as you get a C or better.
 Math/Philos 111 has the same prereq as Math 103.
Question: I don’t meet the prerequisite of Math 103. What math course should I take?
Answer:
 You should take Math 92 and Math 102, as effective Fall 2018 Math 092 has no prerequisite.
Question: When can I take Math 092 and 102?
Answer:
 Students must complete remedial course work (Math 9x) in their first 30 credits, basically the first year.
 Math 092&102 will primarily shift to Spring and be offered in paired corequisite sections. For example, Math 092 Section 57 MW 1112:15, and Math 102 Section 57 TR 1112:15, will meet in the same room with the same instructor, and the courses will be paired in PAWS so that students must enroll in both. Students will work in 092 on Mon (or Wed) on the background needed for the 102 material for Tues (or Thurs).
 For students with extraordinary schedule restrictions: there will be a very limited number of freestanding 092’s each term, with enrollment by permission only. Contact Kelly Kohlmetz kellyk2@uwm.edu for permission to enroll.
 For students taking a paired 092+102, their 092 grade will not be lower than the grade they earn in 102.
 Starting Spring 2018, there will be a very limited number of freestanding sections of 102 offered each fall and spring. For example, for students who take the linked 092/102 and who pass 092 but not 102, or students who were given permission to take a freestanding 092.
 Starting Summer 2018, each of 092 and 102 will be offered in summers, not paired, likely both online, with 092 in first 6 week session and 102 in second 6 week session.
 Starting in Fall 2018, online versions of each of 092 and 102 will be offered, not paired, with enrollment by permission only (for permission contact Kelly Kohlmetz kellyk2@uwm.edu)
Question: Why must I take 6 credits of math in the same semester, if I’m not in a hurry to finish math since I have no more math requirements?
Answer:
 The short answer: We care about your success, and you’re more likely to pass both courses if you’re taking math every day–focusing more on math and having fewer other courses to keep track of.
 The traditional model of taking Math 092 in fall and 102 in spring is a “leaky pipeline.” Only about half of students who enroll in Math 092 in fall finish 102 in spring. This failure negatively affects student success and retention.
 The corequisite model has been showed to significantly increase student success. For example, the entire Tennessee Board of Regents Universities and Community Colleges increased the percent of students who passed a creditbearing math course in their first year from 59% to 75% by implementing corequisite remediation!
Question: Why must I take 6 “credits” of math courses in one semester, if I struggle with math?
Answer:
 As stated above: We care about your success, and you’re more likely to pass both courses if you’re taking math every day–focusing more on math and having fewer other courses to worry about.
 Meeting four days per week allows the instructor to get to know your individual areas of strength and weakness – and to have the time and flexibility to address them in ways to help you succeed.
 PLEASE NOTE: You will be taking sixcredits of math! Be sure that you are allowing yourself enough time in your schedule for homework every night, weekly tutoring and weekly meetings with your instructor. This will be the equivalent of TWO courses worth of homework and studying, which means about 12 hours of time is needed outside of class. We advise you not to load your schedule with more than two other courses.
Recommendations based on Placement Level
Level 0 

If intended major requires no math beyond the GER (except 175/6), take 92 [or take Math 103 if Math ACT >= 18]. 
Else take 94. 
Level 10 
If intended major requires no math beyond the GER (except 175/6), take 103 (or 111 if plan to take Philos 211 as QLB). 
Else take 98 [or if Math ACT >=24 you have earned Placement Level 20]. 
Level 20 
Take 175 if SoE major. 
Take 116 if need to achieve Math Placement Level 40 (for Math 231, 213, etc.), 
Take 105 if goal is Math 211 (or Chem 100 then no more math). 
Take 103 if no math needed beyond the GER (except 175/6). 
Take 111 if no math needed beyond the GER and Philos 211 intended for QLB. 
Level 30, 35, 36 
Take 175, 205, 211, 115 (level 30) or 116 (level 36) or 117 (level 35), and/or S215 as required by major/program. 
Level 40 
Take 175, 205, 211 or 231, and/or S215 as required by major/degree. 
Note Placement test level 40 plus ACT math >= 30 gives Placement level 45. 
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