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Course Placement Charts

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 Placement Information and Registration

The requirements below are effective beginning spring 2023. Last updated: Dec 3, 2022.


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Math Placement and Progression


Math Chart 1A Entry MATH 122 Exit MATH 150

Placement
ACT 0-18
SAT 0-509
ALEKS 0-29
Course Progression
  • MATH 122
  • MATH 104/124
    or 106/126
  • MATH 150

Math Chart 1B Entry MATH 122 Exit MATH 261

Placement
ACT 0-18
SAT 0-509
ALEKS 0-29
Course Progression
  • MATH 122
  • MATH 106/126
  • MATH 128
  • MATH 153
  • MATH 154
  • MATH 156
  • MATH 251
  • MATH 261

MATH Chart 2A Entry MATH 126/106 Exit MATH 261

Placement
ACT 19-21
SAT 510-530
ALEKS 30-44
Course Progression
  • MATH 126/106
  • MATH 128
  • MATH 153
  • MATH 154
  • MATH 156
  • MATH 251
  • MATH 261

MATH Chart 2B Entry MATH 124/104  Exit MATH 150

Placement
ACT 19-21
SAT 510-530
ALEKS 30-44
Course Progression
  • MATH 124/104
  • MATH 150

MATH Chart 3A Entry MATH 126 Exit MATH 261

Placement
ACT 22-25
SAT 540-600
ALEKS 45-64
Course Progression
  • MATH 126
  • MATH 128
  • MATH 153
  • MATH 154
  • MATH 156
  • MATH 251
  • MATH 261

MATH Chart 3B Entry MATH 124  Exit MATH 150

Placement
ACT 22-25
SAT 540-600
ALEKS 45-64
Course Progression
  • MATH 124
  • MATH 150

MATH Chart 4A Entry MATH 150 Exit MATH 261

Placement
ACT 26+
SAT 610+
ALEKS 65+
Course Progression
  • MATH 150

MATH Chart 4B Entry MATH 153 Exit MATH 261

Placement
ACT 26-27
SAT 610-650
ALEKS 65-74
Course Progression
  • MATH 153
  • MATH 154
  • MATH 156
  • MATH 251
  • MATH 261

MATH Chart 5 Entry MATH 155 Exit MATH 261

Placement
ACT 28+
SAT 660+
ALEKS 75+
MATH 129
Course Progression
  • MATH 155
  • MATH 156
  • MATH 251
  • MATH 261

Math Course Details

  • 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
    • Math 122 is designed for students who have not earned at least a 19 on the ACT or a 510 on the SAT math sections and who need to take math and/or chemistry courses as part of a STEM major.
    • 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
    • Note: To register for Math 124 with a corequisite:
      • Students must register at the SAME time for Math 124 and Math 104. Failure to follow these directions during the registration process will result in a prerequisite and test score error.
    • SAT Math: 510-530
    • ACT Math: 19-21
    • ALEKS: 30-44
    • Prerequisite course: C- or higher in Math 122
  • Math 124: Algebra with Applications
    • Note: Specific sections of this course are reserved for students who qualify for Math 124 without the corequisite. Corequisite sections have section numbers that are always in the 100’s. Please do not select these sections. Failure to follow these directions during the registration process will result in a prerequisite and test score error.
    • SAT Math: 540-600
    • ACT Math: 22-25
    • ALEKS: 45-64
  • Math 126/106: College Algebra/Corequisite
    • Note: To register for Math 126 with a corequisite:
      • Students must register at the SAME time for Math 126 and Math 106. Failure to follow these directions during the registration process will result in a prerequisite and test score error.
    • SAT Math: 510-530
    • ACT Math: 19-21
    • ALEKS: 30-44
    • Prerequisite course: C- or higher in Math 122
  • Math 126: College Algebra
    • Note: Specific sections of this course are reserved for students who qualify for Math 126 without the corequisite. Corequisite sections have section numbers that are always in the 100’s. Please do not select these sections. Failure to follow these directions during the registration process will result in a prerequisite and test score error.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • SAT Math: 660 or higher
    • ACT Math: 28 or higher
    • ALEKS: 75 or higher


Chemistry Placement and Progression


CHEM Chart 1A CHEM 112 is a terminal course

Placement
ACT 22
SAT 540
ALEKS 45
MATH 104/124
MATH 106/126
Course Progression
  • CHEM 111/111L
  • CHEM 112/112L

CHEM Chart 1B Entry CHEM 110 Exit CHEM 234/234L

Placement
ACT 22
SAT 540
ALEKS 45
MATH 104/124
MATH 106/126
Course Progression
  • CHEM 110
  • CHEM 115/115L
  • CHEM 116/116L
  • CHEM 233/233L
  • CHEM 234/234L

CHEM Chart 2 Entry CHEM 115/115L Exit CHEM 234/234L

Placement
ACT 26
SAT 610
ALEKS 65
CHEM 110
Course Progression
  • CHEM 115/115L
  • CHEM 116/116L
  • CHEM 233/233L
  • CHEM 234/234L

Chemistry Course Details

  • Chemistry 110: Introduction to Chemistry
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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


Physics Course Placement and Progression


PHYS Chart 1: PHYS 101 through 102 (terminal course)

Placement
ACT 27
SAT 620
ALEKS 65
MATH 128
Course Progression
  • PHYS 101/101L
  • PHYS 102/102L

PHYS Chart 2: PHYS 111 through 112

Placement
MATH 153
MATH 155
Course Progression
  • PHYS 111/111L
  • PHYS 112/112L

Physics Course Details

  • Physics 101
    • Math: 600
    • 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


STAT Chart

Placement
ACT 22
SAT 540
ALEKS 45
MATH 124 or 126
Course Progression
  • STAT 211

Statistics Requirements Details

  • 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
    • SAT Math: 540
    • ACT Math: 22
    • ALEKS: 45 or higher
    • Prerequisite courses: D- or higher in Math 124 or 126