Every program/major at Wright State University requires some level of competence in college mathematics, and the requirement varies from major to major. Before taking your first math or statistics course at WSU, you need to know the math requirements for your major and which math or statistics course is the best for you to begin to fulfill these requirements. If you need assistance on understanding your program requirement, you should see an advisor from your college or check out the University Catalog.

The purpose of the Math Placement Policy is to help you determine the most appropriate place to start that will give you the best chance to reach your goal. This means that we want you in a class that you are ready for, but is not just a review of material that you already know well. Being placed in a right class will also help you in making a smooth transition from high school to college, and this is especially true in mathematics. In some cases, it may seem at first that you place into a course that looks like a course you took in high school; however, at the college level, this course is at a faster pace, with more emphasis on learning the concepts and processes than on just getting the right answers. Furthermore, unlike in high school where the teachers keep you on track in the classroom, in college you are expected to take up your own responsibility for keeping on track both in and out of the classroom. Being in the right class can definitely make your transition easier.

Your placement level is determined by your ACT/SAT math score or ALEX Placement Assessment score (from a test taken within two years), according to the following table:

* To find out which particular course you place in for your intended major, enter your valid ACT or SAT math score in the corresponding row in this spreadsheet.