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Mathematics Course Placement


 

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 Algebra1 [14 or higher]
Prerequisite Course with a minimum grade of a C [MATH 109, MA 109C, MATH 112, MATH 115, MA 115C, MATH 116, MA 116C,
MATH 117, MATH 123, MATH 136, or MATH 142]

Notes

  • 1KYOTE College Algebra scores directly correlate with Math Placement Exam (MPE) scores.
  • MPE and KYOTE placement scores expire after one yearOne retake during the currency period is possible. The retake does not “reset the currency clock” and is taken in a proctored environment. Contact the Math Testing Center for more information.
  • ACT/SAT Scores expire after four years.
  • Additional information about placement based on ALEKS PPL or GED College Readiness can be found at: http://cpe.ky.gov/policies/collegereadiness.html. 

 

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 Algebra1 [18 or higher]
SAT Math [540 - 600] and MPE / KYOTE College Algebra1 [18 or higher]
Prerequisite Course with a minimum grade of a C [MATH 116, MA 116C, or MATH 123]

Notes

  • 1KYOTE College Algebra scores directly correlate with Math Placement Exam (MPE) scores.
  • MPE and KYOTE placement scores expire after one yearOne retake during the currency period is possible. The retake does not “reset the currency clock” and is taken in a proctored environment. Contact the Math Testing Center for more information.
  • ACT/SAT Scores expire after four years.
  • Additional information about placement based on ALEKS PPL or GED College Readiness can be found at: http://cpe.ky.gov/policies/collegereadiness.html. 

 

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 Algebra1 [20 or higher] and MPTE [10 or higher]
SAT Math [540 - 630] and MPE / KYOTE College Algebra1 [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, MA 117C, or MATH 118]

Notes

  • 1KYOTE College Algebra scores directly correlate with MPE scores.
  • MPTE is the Math Placement Trigonometry Exam. To sign up to take this placement exam either contact Jill Price at jill.price@wku.edu or (270) 745-2141 or visit the Math Testing Center for more information.
  • MPE, MPTE, KYOTE, ALEXS PPL placement scores expire after one yearOne retake during the currency period is possible. The retake does not “reset the currency clock” and is taken in a proctored environment. Contact the Math Testing Center for more information.
  • ACT/SAT Scores expire after four years.
  • Additional information about placement based on ALEKS PPL or GED College Readiness can be found at: http://cpe.ky.gov/policies/collegereadiness.html. 

 

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

 

Current Course

MA 115C/MATH 105
or MA 115C
or MATH 115

MA 116C/MATH 105
or MA 116C
or MATH 116

Grade D, F, or FN

MA 115C

MA 116C

Notes

  • Students who receive a passing grade in MA 115C/116C or MATH 123 course but fail the MATH 105 corequisite, will still get to proceed and are not required to repeat MATH 105.
  • Students that receive a D or F in MATH 115 or 116 that need to repeat must sign up for a MA 115C or 116C section. Repeating in these sections will still count as an equivalent for grade replacement purposes.

 



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 Last Modified 9/5/22