Math Placement Test

Math requirements vary greatly based on a student’s major, degree or certificate. Students should speak with an academic advisor during new student orientation or before registering to ensure the correct math course is chosen.

  • Students with a math ACT score of 23 or higher or SAT (prior to 3/2016) math score of 540 or higher or SAT3 (effective 3/2016) math score of 570 or higher or GED math (effective 1/2014) score of 165 or higher or HiSET math score of 15 or higher fulfill the prerequisite for initial placement in the following entry-level classes: MTH 102, 104, 110, or MTH 112. Students with scores which allow placement into entry-level classes may wish to take ECCs math placement assessment to qualify for higher-level math courses.
  • Students with a math ACT score of 28 or higher, SAT (prior to 3/2016) score of 640 or higher, or SAT3(effective 3/2016)  score of 660 or higher fulfill the prerequisite for initial placement in MTH 114, 120, 125, 126 or MTH 190.
  • Successful completion of a transfer college-level mathematics course at another institution with a grade of "C" or better. Students should speak with an academic advisor about course options.
  • Students who score below the math score minimum on the ACT, SAT, SAT3, HiSET, GED must take the ALEKS placement, preparation, and learning (ALEKS PPL) assessment. Scores are valid for two years from the date the test was taken.

Why take the ALEKS PPL Assessment?

The Placement Assessment results will be used to determine the most appropriate course for each student as they move forward with college coursework.

  • Students will meet with an academic advisor during new student orientation to review their results after taking a Placement Assessment.
  • Based on the Placement Assessment scores, the advisor will review and enroll students in the best class.
  • Transfer students should make an appointment with an academic advisor to review their results and enroll in the best class based on their score.

This is a “Placement Assessment”; not a test. The difference is that a Placement Assessment is designed to determine what a student knows and what a student needs to work on.

Learn more about ALEKS and getting started.