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Math Placement: Accuplacer Tests

To support student success in MAT and related courses, USM uses student scores on Mathematics Placement (Accuplacer) Exams to determine student enrollment in specific MAT and other courses.  

For access to MAT 105, MAT 108, MAT 120, MAT 131, LOS 120, or PSY 201, students must either:

1. Submit a SAT-Math test score of 570 or higher OR an ACT score of 22 or higher

    OR

2. Achieve an appropriate score on a Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) test. Specific score requirements for each course are listed below.

• MAT 100 course: No test scores required for enrollment
     ◦ Those with no QAS scores OR a QAS score of 249 or below

• MAT 101 course: Requirement for enrollment is any one of the following:
     ◦ QAS score of 250 or higher
            OR
     ◦ Taken and passed the MAT 100 course (or equivalent MAT course)

• MAT 105 or MAT 120 courses: Requirement for enrollment is one of the following:
     ◦ QAS score of 263 or higher
           OR
     ◦ Taken and passed (with C or better) the MAT 100 or MAT 101 course (or equivalent MAT course)

• MAT 108 or MAT 131 courses: Requirement for enrollment is one of the following:
     ◦ QAS score of 263 or higher
          OR
     ◦ Taken and passed (with C or better) the MAT101 course (or equivalent MAT course)

• LOS 120 course: Requirement for enrollment is one of the following:
     ◦ QAS score of 263 or higher
          OR
     ◦ Taken and passed (with C- or better) any 100-level MAT course

• PSY 201 course: Requirement for enrollment is one of the following:
     ◦ QAS score of 263 or higher
          OR
     ◦ Taken and passed (with C- or better) any 100-level MAT course

 


 

For access to MAT 140 or MAT 152, students must:

1. Submit a SAT-Math test score of 570 or higher, ACT score of 22 or higher, OR receive an Accuplacer-QAS test score of 263 or higher

     AND

2. Achieve the following scores on the Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) test:

  • MAT 140 (Pre-Calculus) course: Requirement for enrollment is one of the following:
         ◦ AAF score of 250 or higher
              OR
         ◦ Taken and passed the MAT 108 course (or equivalent MAT course)

  •  MAT 152 (Calculus) course: Requirement for enrollment is any one of the following:
         ◦ AAF score of 276 or higher
              OR
         ◦ Taken and passed the MAT 140 course (or equivalent MAT course)

Please note: Students with the following majors will likely need to take the AAF: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics Track (BA-Math Intensive), Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics, or Physics programs.  

 

Students completing any of the following courses to satisfy their general education/Core Quantitative Reasoning requirement do NOT have to complete a Math Placement Exam.

ECO 120 Lying with Graphs
ESP 123 Environmental Problem Solving
GEO 107 Maps and Math
GYA 202 Research Methods
PHI 205 Symbolic Logic
POS 102 People and Politics

 

Math Placement (Accuplacer) Test Sessions / Schedules:

  • Click here for test dates, times, and locations

 

Sample Accuplacer Tests for Test Preparation:

 

Details about Accuplacer Math Tests:

  • Click here for specific details

 

If you are transferring Accuplacer Test Scores taken before Fall 2018, click here for previous Math Placement Rubric.

 



Other Testing Programs at USM



National Testing Services

  • National Admission Tests at USM
    • MAT (Miller Analogies Test) - click here for registration information and test dates
    • GRE-Subject Tests (Graduate Record Examination) - click here for registration details.
      Test Date at USM: April 4, 2020.
    • LSAT (Law School Admission Test) - click here for registration details.
      Test Dates at USM: January 13, 2020, February 22, 2020.