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Mathematics Placement System

Initial Placement

Your initial placement is based on your Math ACT score even if you do not have one. The chart below will tell you what course you place into.

Initial Placement

 

Course Sequence

The following chart illustrates the sequence for all entry level Mathematics courses.

Course Sequence

Appealing a Developmental Course Placement

Any student that has an initial placement into Math 20 or Math 30 may appeal that placement.
These are the steps you must go through to appeal.

Step 1: First you will need to purchase an access code from the bookstore or online with a credit card.
The cost is roughly $12 for sixteen weeks access.
If it takes longer to complete all the programs, you will have to purchase additional licenses.
Step 2: Go to http://www.mymathtest.com and register. You may also purchase an Access Code during the registration process with a credit card.
Step 3: You will need the following Program ID code during the registration process: XL1D-A1X5-901Y-1EV2
Step 4: Next you will need to complete a series of qualification tests.

If your Math ACT score is less than 19 (or if you didn't take the ACT test) you will need to complete the following qualification tests:
BNS Qualification Test, BAP Qualification Test Part 1, and BAP Qualification Test Part 2.

If you can complete each of these three with a score of 80% or higher, then you can take the proctored exam that will allow you to skip Math 20.  Once you have 80% or higher on all three, you may send an email to johnson-k@mssu.edu to schedule an appointment to take the proctored test.  If your goal is to skip both Math 20 and Math 30, you will need to proceed to the IAP Qualification Tests.

If your Math ACT score is 19, 20, or 21 then you will need to complete the following qualification tests: IAP Qualification Test Parts 1-5.
If you can complete each of these five with a score of 80% or higher, then you can take the proctored exam that will allow you to skip Math 30.  Once you have 80% or higher on all five, you may send an email to johnson-k@mssu.edu to schedule an appointment to take the proctored test.
Step 5: Once you have successfully passed the proctored exam, you will be placed in the next higher level course.
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