Math Placement Levels and Codes

Math Placement Levels and Codes

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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 Non-Coursework Credit page for scores required to earn credit.

Changes Effective September 1, 2016.

The following should be used to compute Math Placement Levels for all students
testing on or after January 2, 2016.

Math Placement Level A+

Any of the following:

  • A Math Placement Test Code of 45;
  • A score of 4 or 5 on the AP AB calculus exam;
  • A score of 3 or higher on the AP BC calculus exam;
  • A score of 5 or higher on the IB Mathematics – HL;
  • A Math Placement Test Code of 40 and a score of 30 or higher on the Mathematics portion of the ACT;
  • A grade of A- or higher in both Math 116 and Math 117.
  • A grade of A- or higher in Math 115.

(Level A+ OK for Math 341, 231, 221, 214, 211, 205, 175, and MthStat 215.)

Math Placement Level A

Any of the following:

  • A Math Placement Test Code of 40;
  • A score of 61 or higher on the CLEP Precalculus Exam;
  • A grade of C or better in Math 115;
  • A grade of C or better in both Math 116 and Math 117;
  • A grade of C or better in Math 211 and Math 117;
  • A grade of C or better in Math 116 and Placement Test Code 36;
  • A grade of C or better in Math 211 and Placement Test Code 36;
  • A grade of C or better in Math 117 and Placement Test Code 35.

(Level A OK for Math 341, 231, 214, 211, 205, 175, and MthStat 215.)

Math Placement Level AB

Any of the following:

  • Math Placement Test Code 30, 35, or 36;
  • A grade of B or better in Math 105 or 108.

(Level AB OK for Math 211, 205, 175, 117, 116, 115 and MthStat 215.)

Math Placement Level B

Any of the following:

  • A Math Placement Test Code of 30;
  • A Math Placement Test Code of 35;
  • A Math Placement Test Code of 36;
  • A grade of C or better in Math 105 or Math 108;
  • A score of 5 or higher on the IB Mathematical Studies – SL
  • A score of 3 or better on the AP statistics exam.
  • A score of 63 or higher on the CLEP College Algebra Exam.

(Level B OK for Math 205, 211, 175, 117, 116, and MthStat 215.)

Math Placement Level C

Any of the following:

  • A Math Placement Test Code of 20;
  • A Grade of C or better in Math 094, 095, 098 or 102;
  • An ACT Math sub score of 24 or higher;

(Level C OK for Math 103, 105, 175.)

Math Placement Level D

Any of the following:

  • A Math Placement Test Code of 10;
  • A Grade of C or better in Math 090;
  • A Grade of D in Math 094.

(Level D OK for Math 092 and 098.)

Math Placement Level E

Both of the following:

  • A Math Placement Test Code of 0;
  • ACT Math sub score greater than or equal to 16;

(Level E OK for Math 092 and 094.)

MFUND AALG TAG CODE Placement
150-365 150-850 150-850 0 Math 092 or 094
See advisor for placement
366-415 150-850 150-850 10 Math 092 or 098
See advisor for placement
416-850 150-525 150-850 20 103, 105, 175
416-850 526-565 150-565 30 115, 116, 117, 175, 205, 211, S215;
GER Part A SATISFIED
416-850 526-565 566-850 36 116, 175, 205, 211, S215;
GER Part A & 117 SATISFIED
416-850 566-850 150-565 35 117, 175, 205, 211, S215;
GER Part A & 116 SATISFIED
416-850 566-605 566-850 40 175, 205, 211, S215, 231, 341;
GER Part A SATISFIED
416-850 606-850 566-850 45 175, 205, 211, S215, 221,231, 341;
GER Part A SATISFIED

2017 ACT-math subscore placement*

*only a few courses allow ACT-math as an alternative to the UW math placement test or coursework.

ACT-math 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.

Consult the UWM course catalog for pre-requisites for individual courses.

 

Previous Math Placement Test Score to Code Conversion

2016 Math Placement Test Score to Code Conversion
MBSC ALG TRG CODE Placement
150-360 150-850 150-850 0 Math 092 or 094
See advisor for placement
361-850 150-390 150-850 10 Math 092 or 098
See advisor for placement
361-850 391-530 150-850 20 103, 105, 175
361-850 531-590 150-540 30 115, 116, 117, 175, 205, 211, S215;
GER Part A SATISFIED
361-850 531-590 541-850 36 116, 175, 205, 211, S215;
GER Part A & 117 SATISFIED
361-850 591-670 150-540 35 117, 175, 205, 211, S215;
GER Part A & 116 SATISFIED
361-850 591-670 541-850 40 175, 205, 211, S215, 231, 341;
GER Part A SATISFIED
361-850 671-850 541-850 45 175, 205, 211, S215, 221,231, 341;
GER Part A SATISFIED

 

2014 and 2015 Math Placement Test Score to Code Conversion
MBSC ALG TRG CODE Placement
150-390 150-850 150-850 0 Math 092 or 094
See advisor for placement
391-850 150-400 150-850 10 Math 092 or 098
See advisor for placement
391-850 401-495 150-850 20 103, 105, 175
391-850 496-605 150-535 30 116, 117, 175, 205, 211, S215;
GER Part A SATISFIED
391-850 496-605 536-850 36 116, 175, 205, 211, S215;
GER Part A & 117 SATISFIED
391-850 606-695 150-535 35 117, 175, 205, 211, S215;
GER Part A & 116 SATISFIED
391-850 606-695 536-850 40 175 205, 211, S215, 231, 341;
GER Part A SATISFIED
391-850 696-850 536-850 45 175, 205, 211, S215, 221,231, 341;
GER Part A SATISFIED

 

For prior years conversion contact a Math Advisor.