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Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Statistics Course Placement Chart

We are committed to student success. With this in mind, students are placed into math, chemistry and statistics courses based on prerequisites or placement scores. Students may be placed by ACT Math score, SAT Math score, scores on the ALEKS Math Assessment or successful completion of a prerequisite course.

ALEKS Testing Schedule

The requirements below are effective beginning spring 2020. Last updated: Oct. 23, 2019.

Placement in Math courses

  • Math 121: Intro Concepts of Mathematics
    • There are no prerequisites or placement scores required to register for Math 121: Intro Concepts of Mathematics. This course does not satisfy the prerequisite for any other math course and is restricted to students that do not need Math 122 or above.
  • Math 122: Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
    • Note: Math 122 is a two-credit preparatory course for Math 124: Algebra with Applications and Math 126: College Algebra and does not fulfill the WVU general education math requirement.
  • Math 124/104: Algebra with Application/Corequisite
    • Old SAT Math: 470-500
    • New SAT Math: 510-530
    • ACT Math: 19-21
    • ALEKS: 30-44
    • Prerequisite course: C- or higher in Math 122
  • Math 124: Algebra with Applications
    • Old SAT Math: 510-580
    • New SAT Math: 540-600
    • ACT Math: 22-25
    • ALEKS: 45-64
  • Math 126/106: College Algebra/Corequisite
    • Old SAT Math: 470-500
    • New SAT Math: 510-530
    • ACT Math: 19-21
    • ALEKS: 30-44
    • Prerequisite course: C- or higher in Math 122
  • Math 126: College Algebra
    • Old SAT Math: 510-580
    • New SAT Math: 540-600
    • ACT Math: 22-25
    • ALEKS: 45-64
  • Math 128: Plane Trigonometry
    • Prerequisite course: C- or higher in Math 124 or 126
  • Math 150: Applied Calculus
    • Old SAT Math: 590 or higher
    • New SAT Math: 610 or higher
    • ACT Math: 26 or higher
    • ALEKS: 65 or higher
    • Prerequisite course: C- or higher in Math 124, 126 or 129
  • Math 153: Calculas 1a with Precalculus
    • Old SAT Math: 590-630
    • New SAT Math: 610-650
    • ACT Math: 26-27
    • ALEKS: 65-74
    • Prerequisite course: C- or higher in Math 126 AND 128; or C- or higher in Math 129
  • Math 155: Calculus 1
    • Old SAT Math: 640 or higher
    • New SAT Math: 660 or higher
    • ACT Math: 28 or higher
    • ALEKS: 75 or higher

Placement in Chemistry courses

  • Chemistry 110: Introduction to Chemistry
    • Old SAT Math: 510
    • New SAT Math: 540
    • ACT Math: 22
    • ALEKS: 45 or higher
    • Prerequisite courses: C- or higher in Math 124 or 126
  • Chemistry 111: Survey of Chemistry
    • Old SAT Math: 510
    • New SAT Math: 540
    • ACT Math: 22
    • ALEKS: 45 or higher
    • Prerequisite courses: C- or higher in Math 124 or 126
  • Chemistry 112: Survey of Chemistry
    • Prerequisite courses: C- or higher in Chem 111
  • Chemistry 115: Fundamentals of Chemistry
    • Old SAT Math: 590
    • New SAT Math: 610
    • ACT Math: 26
    • ALEKS: 65 or higher
    • Prerequisite courses: C- or higher in Chem 110; or C- or higher in Math 129, 150 or 153
  • Chemistry 116: Fundamentals of Chemistry
    • Prerequisite courses: C- or higher in Chem 115
  • Chemistry 117: Principles of Chemistry
    • Old SAT Math: 640
    • New SAT Math: 660
    • ACT Math: 28
    • Prerequisite courses: Score of 4 or 5 on AP Chemistry Exam; special consideration given to Chemistry majors with a strong background in the subject

Placement in Physics courses

  • Physics 101
    • Old SAT Math: 600
    • New SAT Math: 620
    • ACT Math: 27
    • ALEKS: 65
    • Prerequisite courses: Math 128 or above
  • Physics 102
    • Prerequisite courses: D- or better in Physics 101
  • Physics 111
    • Prerequisite courses: Math 154 CON; or Math 155 or above with D- or better
  • Physics 112
    • Prerequisite courses: D- or better in Physics 111

Placement in Statistics courses

  • Statistics 111
    • Note: There are no prerequisites or placement scores required to register for STAT 111, Understanding Statistics. This course satisfies General Education Foundation 3.
  • Statistics 211
    • Prerequisite courses: D- or better in Math 122 or above