PPA, AP, SAT and ACT Score Information

Eligibility to Calculus and Discrete Math can be determined by scores on the PPA, AP, CLEP,  SAT or ACT Exams.  The following tables show the scores required for registration into Calculus and Discrete Mathematics.

Precalculus Proficiency Assessment (PPA) Score Requirements for Math 30 or 30x

For Science, Engineering, Math and BS Economics students.

Enrollment Category PPA Score
0-54
PPA Score
55-69
PPA Score
70-79
PPA Score
80-100
MI and MII

Math 19 with Math 1019S Recommended

Math 19

Math 30X and Math 30W

Math 30
MIII Math 1 and Math 1001S Math 19 and Math 1019S  Math 30X and Math 30W  Math 30X and Math 30W
MIV Math 1 and Math 1001S  Math 19 and Math 1019S  Math 19 and Math 1019S 

Math 19 and Math 1019S (Exception for 2021-2022)

 

Exception:  For Academic Year 2021-2022 Enrollment Category MIV students scoring 80-100 may enroll in MATH 30X + Math 30W.

Precalculus Proficiency Assessment (PPA) Score Requirements for Math 71 or 71X


For Business, Aviation, Technology, Packaging and BA Economics students.

Enrollment Category PPA Score
0-39
PPA Score
40-54
PPA Score
55-69
PPA Score
70-100
MI and MII

Math 18A with Math 18AW and Math 1018AS Recommended

Math 18A with Math 18AW Recommended  Math 71X and Math  71W  Math 71
MIII Math 1 and Math 1001S  Math 18A and Math 1018AS with Math 18W Recommended  Math 71X and Math 71W  Math 71X and Math 71W
MIV Math 1 and Math 1001S  Math 18A and Math 1018AS with Math 18W Recommended  Math 18A and Math 1018AS with Math 18W Recommended 

Math 18A and Math 1018AS with Math 18W Recommended (Exception for 2021-2022)

Exception:  For Academic Year 2021-2022 Enrollment Category MIV students scoring 70-100 may enroll in MATH 71X + Math 71W.

Precalculus Proficiency Assessment (PPA) Score Requirements for Math 42 or 42X

Computer Science, Mathematics, Computer and Software Engineering students

Enrollment Category PPA Score
0-54
PPA Score
55-69
PPA Score
70-79
PPA Score
80-100
MI and MII M19 with M1019S Recommended  Math 19  Math 42X and Math 42W  Math 42
MIII Math 1 and Math 1001S  Math 1 and Math 1001S  Math 42X and Math 42W  Math 42X and Math 42W
MIV Math 1 and Math 1001S  Math 19 and Math 1019S  Math 19 and Math 1019S 

Math 19 and Math 1019S (Exception for 2021-2022)

Exception:  For Academic Year 2021-2022 Enrollment Category MIV students scoring 80-100 may enroll in MATH 42X + Math 42W.

SAT and ACT Scores

Test Score Course Eligibility
SAT MATH score of  570 (New SAT) or higher 

Math 71 or Math 71X and Math 71W

ACT MATH  score of 23 or higher  Math 71 or Math 71X and Math 71W

AP Calculus

AB Calculus Score (or AB subscore of BC Calculus) Course Eligibility
4-5 Math 31
3-5 Math 31X and Math 31W
BC Calculus Only Course Eligibility
4-5 Math 32
3-5 Math 32X and Math 32W

CLEP Exams

Subject Score Course Eligibility
College Algebra 50 or higher Math 71X and Math 71W
College Algebra 65 or higher Math 71
Precalculus 50 or higher Math 30X and Math 31W
Precalculus 65 or higher Math 30
Calculus 50 or higher Math 31X and Math 31W
Calculus 65 or higher Math 31

Note:  Some departments that require Math 71 allow students who have taken Math 30 to make a course substitution.  Students who earned a 3 or better in the AP Calculus Exam or earned a C- or better should contact their academic advisor about waiving the Math 71 requirement.