Incoming Placement Chart
Math and Chemistry Incoming Students Placement Chart
ALEKS scores are different from exam grades. Math 126 (College Algebra) requires a minimum ALEKS score of 45. Math 122 (Quantitative Skills and Reasoning) requires a minimum ALEKS score of 30. Math 122 is a twocredit preparatory course for College Algebra (Math 126) and *does not* fulfill the WVU general education math requirement.
Note:You will not be permitted to take a math or chemistry course that is above your readiness level, even if you are only one point away. If you want to place into a higherlevel course, you may use ALEKS learning modules to improve your skills and retake the assessment. You must qualify for a class before scheduling it. At the beginning of the semester, students who do not meet criteria for a class are removed from the roll.
WVU Course 
Old SAT Math 
New SAT Math 
ACT Math 
ALEKS 
Placement by Prerequisite Course 

Math 121 
There are no prerequisites or placement scores required to register for MATH 121 (Intro Concepts of Mathematics) or STAT 111 (Understanding Statistics). These courses fulfill the WVU general education math requirement. Math 121 (Intro Concepts of Mathematics) does not satisfy the prereq for any other math course. 

Math 122 
460 
500 
19 
3044 
NA 


Math 126B 
540 
570 
22 
4564 
C in MATH 122(nonSTEM majors) (STEM majors take sections 100 or above, nonSTEM register for sections below 100) 
Math 128 
NA 
NA 
NA 
NA 
MATH 126A or MATH 126B or MATH 126C with a minimum grade C 
Math 129 
580 
600 
26 
6569 
Placement only 
Math 150 
580 
600 
26 
6569 
MATH 126A or MATH 126B or MATH 126C or MATH 129 with minimum grade of C 
Math 153 
600 
620 
27 
7074 
[(MATH 126A or MATH 126B or MATH 126C or 126) and MATH 128] with a minimum grade of C in both; or MATH 129 with a minimum grade of C 
Math 155 
630 
650 
28 
75 or > 
MATH 129 with a minimum grade of C 
Chemistry110A 
540 
570 
22 
45 or > 
MATH 122 or higher with a minimum grade of C 
Chemistry110B 
NA 
NA 
NA 
NA 
CHEM 110A with a minimum grade of C. Students must register for CHEM 110A and CHEM 110B in the same term. 
Chemistry111 
540 
570 
22 
45 or > 
MATH 122 or higher with a minimum grade of C 
Chemistry112 
NA 
NA 
NA 
NA 
CHEM 111 
Chemistry115 
600 
620 
26 
65 or > 
CHEM 110B with minimum grade of C ; or [(MATH 126A or MATH 126B or MATH 126C) and MATH 128] with a minimum grade of C in both; or MATH 129 or higher with a minimum grade of C 
Chemistry 116 
NA 
NA 
NA 
NA 
CHEM 115 
Chemistry117* 
640 with CHEM test* 
660 
28 with CHEM test* 
NA 
Score of 4 or 5 on AP Chemistry Exam 
*Chemistry 117 is a limited enrollment, Honorslevel general chemistry course designed for firstyear students with strong chemistry and math backgrounds. Students may qualify for Chemistry 117 by having a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry examination OR by having 640 SAT Math/28 ACT Math scores and by their performance on a 20question qualifying exam administered by the instructor. Interested students may contact Professor Jeff Petersen at jpeterse@wvu.edu for more information about the Chemistry 117 course content and about when and where the qualifying exam will be given.