Core Curriculum

College Readiness

College Readiness

The university has established criteria for determining student readiness for study in Mathematics (MAT) and quantitative reasoning courses.  Depending on SAT, ACT, and Accuplacer scores, students may be placed in readiness courses (MAT 9 or MAT 101) designed to prepare them for college-level Mathematics and for Core Curriculum quantitative reasoning courses.

University readiness policy for fall 2018: Students with current SAT math scores of 460-560 (or an ACT score of 18 or better) may enroll directly in MAT 101 without completing the Accuplacer exam.  Students with current SAT scores below 460 must complete the Accuplacer exam to assess appropriate placement. Students with current SAT scores of 570 (or old SAT scores of 550) and above may enroll directly in an approved Core Curriculum quantitative reasoning course. Please note that some MAT courses require additional testing to determine appropriate placement.

For complete information on readiness requirements in mathematics, visit our Mathematics Readiness and Testing page.

Non-native English speakers whose SAT verbal score is below 500 or whose TOEFL score is below 79 must take the ESOL program’s placement test before registering for an English class.

For complete information on English for Speakers of Other Languages, visit our ESOL page.