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NPRC Placement Standards for Mathematics

For enrollment in MTH 120 Foundations of Math, MTH 125 Introduction to Statistics, or MTH 150 Applied Mathematics, with no concurrent support courses, students must provide evidence that they meet or exceed ONE of the following standards:

  • High school GPA of 85/3.25 or higher with either a high school graduation date within the past three years of first term of enrollment or current enrollment in high school as a junior or senior.
  • ACT Math Score of 19 or higher with either a high school graduation date within the past three years of first term of enrollment or current enrollment in high school as a junior or senior.
  • SAT-1 Quantitative Score of 510 or higher and high school graduation date within the past three years of first term of enrollment or current enrollment in high school as a junior or senior.

In addition, students may request exemption from MTH 090 Math and College Reasoning Strategies if they complete the Next-Generation Accuplacer exam and receive scores of 250 or higher on the arithmetic test AND scaled score of 255 or higher on the quantitative reasoning, algebra, and statistics test, and have:

  • A high school GPA between 75/2.5 and 85/3.25 with a high school graduation date within the past three years of first term of enrollment or are currently enrolled in high school as a junior or senior; or
  • A high school graduation date no more than three years prior to the first term of enrollment at NPRC; or
  • Earned their GED.

For enrollment in MTH 130 College Algebra, ALL students must meet or exceed ONE of the following standards:

  • ACT Math Score of 19.
  • SAT-1 Quantitative Score of 510.
  • Concurrent enrollment in MTH 095 Algebra and College Reasoning Strategies.