# Mathematical Sciences Placement Levels

Mathematical Sciences Placement Levels determine what courses you can take at the start of your academic career at UW-Milwaukee. Students who place well can test out of certain general education requirements or begin their studies at a higher level. A placement level can be achieved in several ways:

**Placement Testing**(for new freshmen or transfer and returning students), possibly supplemented with ACT Mathematics subsection scores. The Mathematics Placement Test is administered by the Department of Enrollment Services's Testing Center.**Standardized Testing**following high school curriculum such as Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB)**Transfer Credit Assessment**from another institution. Contact the math department undergraduate advisor to have credits earned at another institution assessed. Some courses in the UW-System have already been evaluated. Search the UW Transfer Information System for your courses.**Course Work at UWM**can factor into your placement level depending on your placement code. See below.

## Mathematics Placement Levels And Placement Code

Math placement levels for placement in Math 095, 105, 116, 117, 175, 205, 211, 214, 225, 228, 231, 341, and Math Stat 215. Changes Effective September 2, 2014. The table below should be used to compute Math Placement Levels for all students testing on or after January 1, 2014.

**Note:** Credit for Math 211 by either the AP or IB exams is interpreted as a C or better in Math 211 in the following lists.

## Math Pathways-Developmental Math

### Math Placement Level A+

Any of the following:- A Math Placement Test Code of 45;
- A score of 4 or 5 on the AP AB calculus exam;
- A score of 3 or higher on the AP BC calculus exam;
- A score of 5 or higher on the IB Mathematics - HL;
- A Math Placement Test Code of 40 and a score of 30 or higher on the Mathematics portion of the ACT;
- A grade of A- or higher in both Math 116 and Math 117.

Level A+ OK for Math 341, 231, 228, 221, 214, 211, 205, 175, and MthStat 215.

### Math Placement Level A

Any of the following:- A Math Placement Test Code of 40;
- A score of 61 or higher on the CLEP Precalculus Exam;
- A grade of C or better in both Math 116 and Math 117;
- A grade of C or better in Math 211 and Math 117;
- A grade of C or better in Math 116 and Placement Test Code 36;
- A grade of C or better in Math 211 and Placement Test Code 36;
- A grade of C or better in Math 117 and Placement Test Code 35.

Level A OK for Math 341, 231, 214, 211, 205, 175, and MthStat 215.

### Math Placement Level B

Any of the following:

- A Math Placement Test Code of 30;
- A Math Placement Test Code of 35;
- A Math Placement Test Code of 36;
- A grade of C or better in Math 105 or Math 108;
- A score of 5 or higher on the IB Mathematical Studies - SL;
- A score of 3 or better on the AP statistics exam.

Level B OK for Math 205, 211, 175, 117, 116, and MthStat 215.

### Math Placement Level C

Either of the following:

- A Math Placement Test Code of 20;
- A grade of C or better in Math 094, 095, 098, or 102.

Level C OK for Math 103, 105, 175.

### Math Placement Level D

Any of the following:

- A Math Placement Test Code of 10;
- A grade of C or better in Math 090;
- A grade of D in Math 094

Level D OK for Math 092 and 098.

### Math Placement Level E

Both of the following:

- A Math Placement Test Code of 0;
- ACT Math subscore ≥ 16.