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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

For additional information on math courses see https://math.wvu.edu/courses-view

Old SAT Math

New SAT Math

ACT Math

ALEKS

Placement by Pre-requisite Course

Math 121

Intro Concepts of Mathematics

or

Statistics 111

Understanding Statistics

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 122 (Quantitative Skills and Reasoning) is a two-credit preparatory course for College Algebra (Math 126) and *does not* fulfill the WVU general education math requirement.

Math 121 (Intro Concepts of Mathematics) does not satisfy the pre-req for any other math course.

Math 122

Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

460

500

19

30-44

NA


Math 126B

College Algebra 4-Day

540

570

22

45-64

C- in MATH 122

(STEM majors take sections 100 or above, non-STEM register for sections below 100)

Math 128

Plane Trigonometry

NA

NA

NA

NA

MATH 126A or MATH 126B or MATH 126C with a minimum grade C-

Math 129

Pre-Calculus Mathematics

580

600

26

65-69

B- or better in 126B

[For SPRING 2018, 126B will not lead to 129. It will be by placement only]

Math 150

Applied Calculus

580

600

26

65-69

MATH 126A or MATH 126B or MATH 126C or MATH 129 with minimum grade of C-

Math 153

Calculus 1a with Precalculus

600

620

27

70-74

[(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

Calculus 1

630

650

28

75 or >

MATH 129 with a minimum grade of C-

Chemistry110A

Introduction to Chemistry A

540

570

22

45 or >

MATH 122 or higher with a minimum grade of C-

Chemistry110B

Introduction to Chemistry B

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

Survey of Chemistry

540

570

22

45 or >

MATH 122 or higher with a minimum grade of C-

Chemistry112

Survey of Chemistry

NA

NA

NA

NA

CHEM 111

Chemistry115

Fundamentals of Chemistry

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

Fundamentals of Chemistry

NA

NA

NA

NA

CHEM 115

Chemistry117*

Principles of Chemistry

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.