Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics Placement Test Information

The Math Placement Tests will determine your eligibility to enroll in MAT 120, 190, or 191. Certain entry level courses have no prerequisites; students who wish to enroll in MAT 112, 115, 150, or STA 108 may do so without a placement test.

  • MAT 115 (College Algebra) is a prerequisite for MAT 120 (Business Calculus)
  • MAT 150 (Precalculus 1) is a prerequisite for MAT 151 (Precalculus 2), which is a prerequisite for MAT 191 (Calculus 1)
  • MAT 190 (single semester Precalculus) is a prerequisite for MAT 191 (Calculus 1)
Students with a sufficiently strong mathematics background who wish to enroll in MAT 120, 190, or 191 must take the placement test(s) or score 2 or higher on the AP Calculus Exam. The department has a series of placement tests, which students take online via their Blackboard account. Send a request to take a placement test to (include your UNCG email address): matplace@uncg.edu

On Placement Test A, a score of 60% or better allows enrollment in MAT 190. A score of 80% or better allows enrollment in MAT 120 plus access to Placement Test B. A score of 80% or better on Placement Test B allows enrollment in MAT 191.

Score Eligibility
60% or better on Test A MAT 190 (Precalculus)
80% or better on Test A MAT 120 (Business Calculus)
80% or better on Test A and Test B MAT 191 (Calculus 1)

Notes

  1. Course credit and advanced placement information can be found in the Bulletin. The math placement test does not award any course credit.
  2. The placement test can only be taken once, and the score is only valid for 1 year.
  3. The placement test cannot be used to overlook insufficient grade in a prerequisite course that has already been taken. e.g., a student with C- or lower in MAT 151 cannot use the placement test to place into MAT 191.