NPRC Placement Standards for Mathematics

For enrollment in MTH 120 Quantitative Reasoning, 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 500 or higher and high school graduation date within the past three years of first term of enrollment or currently enrolled in high school.

Students with a high school GPA between 75/2.5 and 85/3.25 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 are eligible for MTH 120 Quantitative Reasoning, MTH 125 Introduction to Statistics, or MTH 150 Applied Mathematics. In addition, the students:

  • Are automatically enrolled in corequisite support course MTH 090 Math and College Reasoning Strategies.
  • Have the option to voluntarily remove themselves from MTH 090 Math and College Reasoning Strategies if they choose to complete the Next-Generation Accuplacer exam and receive a score of 250 or higher on the arithmetic test AND scaled sore of 255 or higher on the quantitative reasoning, algebra, and statistics test.

Students with a high school GPA below 75/2.5 and high school graduation date within the past three years of first term of enrollment OR any student who does not provide the above referenced required evidence for voluntary removal from corequisite support courses are eligible for enrollment in MTH 120 Quantitative Reasoning, MTH 125 Introduction to Statistics, or MTH 150 Applied Mathematics. In addition, these students are automatically enrolled in, and required to complete, corequisite support courses MTH 090 Math and College Reasoning Strategies.

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 500
  • Concurrent enrollment in MTH 095 Algebra and College Reasoning Strategies