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Mathematics Course Placement


The University of Mary is committed to ensuring its students develop the basic mathematics skills necessary not only for advanced academic work in their university courses, but for successful careers after the completion of their undergraduate degrees. To this end, the university offers a sequence of mathematics skill-building courses to ensure students are able to be successful in the courses required of their major.

ASD 097 - Fundamental Concepts of Algebra  

MAT 102 - Intermediate Algebra  

Incoming students are placed into the appropriate entry-level math course based on their previous academic experience and ACT/SAT performance in the area of mathematics. Students must complete the sequence by working through these courses in order. The sequence is complete once the student has successfully completed a math course numbered MAT 103 or higher.

Placement for Mathematics Courses

ACT Math SAT Math Course Deciding Borderline Cases (Math grade[s] B+ or above)
0-14 <380 ASD 097 - Fundamental Concepts of Algebra    
15-16 380-420 ASD 097 - Fundamental Concepts of Algebra   Grade in Algebra I or Placement Test
17-18 430-470 MAT 102 - Intermediate Algebra    
19-20 480-520 MAT 102 - Intermediate Algebra   Grade in Algebra II or Placement Test
21 530 MAT 103 - College Algebra    
22-23 540-570 MAT 103 - College Algebra   Grade in Gm/Alg2/up or Placement Test
24 580 MAT 153 - Algebra and Trigonometry    
25-26 590-620 MAT 153 - Algebra and Trigonometry   Grade in Calc/Pre-Calc or Placement Test
27+ 630+ MAT 209 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I   Note: AP or Transfer credits are required to enroll in MAT 312 or MAT 211

 

Statistics and other math: Some majors require MAT 180 - Elementary Statistics  (Business, others) or MAT 201 - Elementary Math for Teachers I , which require similar backgrounds to MAT 103  (MAT 102  as prerequisite). Some require MAT 204 - Applied Statistics  (Science, some health & behavioral science), which requires MAT 103  as a pre-req. MAT 204  is developed with SEBS majors in mind the fall semester and various other science majors for the spring. To help summarize, the statistic courses look like this:

ACT Math SAT Math Course Deciding Borderline Cases (Math grade[s] B+ or above)
0-18 <480 See Above  
19-20 480-520 MAT 102 - Intermediate Algebra   Grade in Algebra II or Placement Test
21+ 530+ MAT 180 - Elementary Statistics    

 

ACT Math SAT Math Course Deciding Borderline Cases (Math grade[s] B+ or above)
0-21 <540 See Above  
22-23 550-570 MAT 103 - College Algebra   Grade in Gm/Alg2/up or Placement Test
24+ 580+ MAT 204 - Applied Statistics    

Continuations:

  1. A minimum grade of “C” in MAT 097 is required to advance to MAT 102.
  2. A minimum grade of “C” in MAT 102 is required to advance to MAT 103 and beyond.

Options:

Notes:

  • ASD 097   is a remedial course. Credits for this course therefore do not fulfill the Liberal Arts Core or math requirement, but can be applied toward total credits earned toward the degree.
  • MAT 102   can be applied toward Liberal Arts Core elective credits, but cannot be used to fill the math requirement for the core.

 

North Dakota Residents Completing
College Ready English and Math (CREAM) or College Lab for Math and English (CLEM)

 

CLEM OR CREAM test score

Course Number

Course Name

Deciding the Borderline Cases
(Math grade(s) should be B+ or above)

≤59%

ASD 097

Fundamental Concepts of Algebra

Grade in Algebra I and ACT/SAT score

60-69%

MAT 102

Intermediate Algebra

Grade in Algebra II and ACT/SAT score

70%+

MAT 103

College Algebra

Grades in Gm/Alg2/up and ACT/SAT score

MAT 107

College Math for Non-Science Majors

MAT 180

Elementary Statistics

MAT 201

Elementary Math for Teachers I

85%+

MAT 153

(Math chair’s approval required)

Algebra and Trigonometry

 

An official record of the student’s test score in CREAM/CLEM must be requested by the student and sent to University of Mary Office of Admission by the officiating school or the test vendor, Pearson, to receive consideration. Upon receipt, the Office of Admissions shall forward these results to the math department for a recommendation on course placement, which shall be added to the student’s file for registration purposes.

All  continuations, options, and notes related to math placements based on ACT/SAT scores apply to students who are placed in a math course based on their CREAM/CLEM results.