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 Placement Information and Registration
The requirements below are effective beginning spring 2020. Last updated: June 29, 2020.
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
 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 twocredit 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.
 Old SAT Math: 470500
 New SAT Math: 510530
 ACT Math: 1921
 ALEKS: 3044
 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.
 Old SAT Math: 510580
 New SAT Math: 540600
 ACT Math: 2225
 ALEKS: 4564
 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.
 Old SAT Math: 470500
 New SAT Math: 510530
 ACT Math: 1921
 ALEKS: 3044
 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.
 Old SAT Math: 510580
 New SAT Math: 540600
 ACT Math: 2225
 ALEKS: 4564
 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: 590630
 New SAT Math: 610650
 ACT Math: 2627
 ALEKS: 6574
 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
 Old SAT Math: 510
 New SAT Math: 540
 ACT Math: 22
 ALEKS: 45 or higher
 Prerequisite courses: D or higher in Math 124 or 126