Math Placement Recommendations                                                                                        Placement Exam platform: Accuplacer

Scores can be found for each student on myOswego under Faculty services on the bottom of the student menu.

Exams taken Fall 2013-Present are from Accuplacer and can be interpreted as follows:

Two placement tests are offered:  the Elementary Algebra Test and the College Level Math Test.  

Math Entrance Information for Orientation can be found at the following link: http://www.oswego.edu/student/orientation/math_exam_summer.html

In the chart below "ELALG" refers to the score on the Elementary Algebra Test and the word "SUM" refers to the sum of the two scores (the number obtained by adding the scores on the Elementary Algebra and College Level Math Tests).

Please follow the following guidelines when discussing math placement:

For Placement Into                         Minimum scores needed

MAX 100                                         ELALG less than 40

MAX 101                                         Either ELALG greater than or equal to 40 and ELALG less than 75 or ELALG greater than or equal to 75 and SUM less than 115

MAT 102                                          ELALG greater than or equal to 75

MAT 104                                          ELALG greater than or equal to 75 and SUM greater than or equal to 115

MAT 158                                          Same as MAT 104

MAT 179                                          Same as MAT 104

MAT 120                                   ELALG greater than or equal to 75 and SUM greater than or equal to 135

MAT 208                                          Same as MAT 120

MAT 210                                          ELALG greater than or equal to 75 and SUM greater than or equal to 165

Exams taken in Fall 2012                                                Placement Exam platform: Maplesoft MAA

Find starting point for each set of exams below depending on the students major and required math exams.  Check score for that exam and see if they needed to take another exam.  Follow each recommendation until a final placement suggestion is made.   Results of the student’s math entrance exams should be used in conjunction with the student’s academic records to make course recommendations.

Calculus Based Majors:     Number of Scores for complete Calculus placement: 2 exams, unless failed all 3 Algebra exams.

Business Majors and Technology Management Majors          Number of Scores for complete placement:   2 exams

Childhood Education Majors       The following exams are only for preregistration purposes.  

Students will need to pass the official Math Proficiency Exam in order to stay in MAT 106.  

Psychology  Majors