# Placement minimum scores chart

# Math and Chemistry Current 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 two-credit 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 higher-level 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 Pre-requisite Course |
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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 pre-req for any other math course. |
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Math 122 |
460 |
500 |
19 |
30-44 |
NA |

Math 124 Applied Algebra |
540 |
570 |
22 |
45-64 |
C- or higher in MATH 122 |

Math 126 |
540 |
570 |
22 |
45-64 |
C- in MATH 122 (STEM majors) |

Math 128 |
NA |
NA |
NA |
NA |
MATH 124 or MATH 126 or MATH 126C with a minimum grade C- |

Math 129 |
580 |
600 |
26 |
65-69 |
Placement only |

Math 150 |
580 |
600 |
26 |
65-69 |
MATH 124 or MATH 126 or MATH 129 with minimum grade of C- |

Math 153 |
600 |
620 |
27 |
70-74 |
[(MATH 126A or MATH 126B or MATH 126C or 126) |

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) |

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, Honors-level general chemistry course designed for first-year 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 20-question 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.