Mathematics Course Placement
Learn more about mathematics course placement information for Statistics (MATH 183), Trigonometry (MATH 117), and Calculus I (MATH 136), as well as information on repeating certain courses. Below the course placement information, you will find practice tests for the Math Placement Exam (MPE) and Math Placement Trigonometry Exam (MPTE).
For initial mathematics course placement information into General Math (MATH 109, MATH 109E, MATH 112, MATH 112E), Algebra (MATH 115, MATH 115E, MATH 116, MATH 116E), or Algebra for Business (MATH 123, MATH 123E) please visit WKU's College Readiness Course Placement page.
Statistics (MATH 183) 


Course placement into MATH 183 is determined by meeting ONE of the criteria below.  
MATH 183  High School Unweighted GPA [3.50 or higher] 
ACT Math [22 or higher]  
SAT Math [540 or higher]  
MPE / KYOTE College Algebra^{1 }[14 or higher]  
Prerequisite Course with a minimum grade of a C [MATH 109, MATH 109E, MATH 112, MATH
115E, MATH 115, MATH 115E, MATH 116, MATH 116E, MATH 117, MATH 123, MATH 123E, MATH 136, or MATH 142] 

Notes

Trigonometry (MATH 117) 


Course placement into MATH 117 is determined by meeting ONE of the criteria below.  
MATH 117  ACT Math [26 or higher] 
SAT Math [610 or higher]  
ACT Math [22  25] and MPE / KYOTE College Algebra^{1} [18 or higher]  
SAT Math [540  600] and MPE / KYOTE College Algebra^{1} [18 or higher]  
Prerequisite Course with a minimum grade of a C [MATH 116 or MATH 116E]  
Notes

Calculus I (MATH 136) 


Course placement into MATH 136 is determined by meeting ONE of the criteria below.  
MATH 136  ACT Math [27 or higher] 
SAT Math [640 or higher]  
ACT Math [22  26] and MPE / KYOTE College Algebra^{1} [20 or higher] and MPTE [10 or higher]  
SAT Math [540  630] and MPE / KYOTE College Algebra^{1} [20 or higher] and MPTE [10 or higher]  
KYOTE Calculus [15 or higher]  
ALEKS PPL [76 or higher]  
Prerequisite Course with a minimum grade of a C [MATH 117, MATH 117E, or MATH 118]  
Notes

Repeating a Course After Receiving a D, F, or FN 


Current Course 

MATH 115E/MATH 105 
MATH 116E/MATH 105 

Grade  D, F, or FN 
MATH 115E 
MATH 116E 
Notes

Math Placement Practice Exams
Students who do not wish to take supplemental courses or students who are interested in more advanced math courses should consider placement testing. Take practice tests for the Math Placement Exam (MPE) and Math Placement Trigonometry Exam (MPTE) below.
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