Option 1: Math Proficiency
Math proficiency is a General Education (GE) graduation requirement that everyone has to meet.
There are 4 ways to meet this requirement:
If you do not meet options 1,2, or 3, you'll need to take the QRAS Accuplacer.
Option 2: Pre-Requisite for a Class
Your major might require a course that has a math pre-requisite. For example, to take Calculus, you'd need either an SAT Math score of 710 or higher, an ACT Math score of 28 or higher, or a 300 on the Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) Accuplacer.
Below is a list of non-math courses that have a math score for a pre-requisite. *Note: This does not include courses that have a math class as a pre-requisite. To see all courses, their descriptions, and prerequisites, click here.
|Course Code||Course Title|
|CHEM2210||General Chemistry I|
|CHEM2230||General Chemistry for Engineering Students|
|COMP1220||Intro to Computer Science|
NOTE: If you've met the GE requirement but have been told you still need to take an Accuplacer, it could be because of a course you need for your major. For example, if you're an Engineering major, you may have met the GE requirement by having an SAT of 580, but that score isn't high enough to get you into College Algebra or Calculus I.
Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) Accuplacer
Three courses have the AAF Accuplacer listed as a pre-requisite option. Listed below are the courses and their minimum score needed.
Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Functions (QRAS) Accuplacer
Seven courses have the QRAS Accuplacer listed as a pre-requisite option. Listed below are the courses and their minimum score needed.
**Reminder: You might not need one of the above courses for your major. However, if you haven't met the GE requirement, you'll need to take the QRAS.
If you don't think your major requires any of these courses, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd be happy to take a look at your major to find which course is needing a math pre-requisite.
Both tests are untimed, with 20 multiple-choice questions that allow us to measure your math skills. These tests are computer-adaptive, meaning the level of difficulty changes based on the responses provided, and are scored on a scale from 200 to 300. It costs $10 dollars to take the test.
QRAS Info- You'll want to be prepared to be tested on high school-level math (up to Algebra 2).
Here is a list of topics College Board lists as knowledge and skills addressed on the QRAS:
AAF Info- You'll want to be prepared to be tested on content that can be found in most Pre-Calculus courses.
Here is a list of topics College Board lists as knowledge and skills addressed on the AAF:
Here is a list of some websites that have QRAS practice tests:
Accuplacer Practice Test- Official practice test from College Board.
Mometrix Practice Test- Has a lot of helpful info about what to expect on the Accuplacer.
Here is a list of some websites that have AAF practice tests:
Accuplacer Practice Test - Official practice test from College Board.
Mometrix Practice Test - Has a lot of helpful info about what to expect on the Accuplacer.
It's not uncommon for students to feel like they won't pass the test. However, I recommend taking it at least once to get an idea of where your skills are at. Many times, students are surprised at how well they do. If you don't pass the test or you feel certain you won't pass, you can sign up to take MATH0900- Essential Math. This is offered in person and online. I teach the in-person version, and our goal in that course is to pass the QRAS Accuplacer. We spend the whole time preparing for the Accuplacer and take it many times throughout the semester. Once you pass the test, you no longer have to attend class, and you'll still receive the 3 credits for the course.
This is a great option if you struggled with Math in high school or if it has been a while since you've taken a math course. Please feel free to email me, email@example.com, if this is something you want to do and we can try and make sure it is on your next semester schedule.
Here are the steps to schedule a time to take the Accuplacer.
You do not need to bring anything. We will provide a pencil and scratch paper, and the test offers an online calculator for certain questions.