Getting Into the Right Math Course
Math Placement Information
Before you can register for a math course at UNO, you'll need to have math placement. Your placement is based on test scores that you've earned on math tests you've taken, whether that test is the ACT, SAT or the Accuplacer exam. You can check the table below to see the math placement that correlates with your score.
Other information concerning math placement can be found below the table.
|ACT Sub-Score||Course Placement|
|0-18||1000 - Pre-Intermediate Algebra|
|19-22||1310 - Intermediate Algebra|
|23-24||1320 - College Algebra|
|23-24||1330 - Trigonometry|
|23-24||1340 - Algebra & Trigonometry for Calculus|
|25||1930 - Calculus for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences|
|26+||1950 - Calculus I|
|3||MATH 1310 or MATH 1530|
|4||MATH 1310, 1320, 1330, 1530, 1370|
|5||MATH 1310, 1320, 1330, 1340, 1530, 1370|
|6||MATH 1310, 1320, 1330, 1340, 1930, 1940|
|7||MATH 1950 or any course below EXCEPT MATH 1000|
- Entrance into certain Math courses is contingent on a student's ACT scores, or their scores on the Accuplacer exam.
- ACT scores are valid for 5 years.
- Students who have not taken the ACT or took it more than five years ago must take the Accuplacer exam.
- Any student may challenge their ACT placement by taking the Accuplacer exam.
- Accuplacer scores are valid for 2 years.
- Accuplacer Exam can only be taken twice in 2 years
- Math Placement scores from UNL cannot be used.
Math Requirements at UNO
UNO has one Math course requirement for General Education: MATH 1310 - Intermediate Algebra.
There are several ways to meet this requirement:
- Take MATH 1310 at UNO
- Place out of MATH 1310 with an ACT Math Sub-Score of 23 or higher
- Transfer credit for MATH 1310 or higher from another institution (Contact the Math Department Academic Coordinator for details on course equivalencies)
Other information about General Education & Math:
- The Math Placement Exam or Compass Exam into MATH 1320 or higher does NOT equal proficiency of MATH 1310. You will still need to take a Math course to meet the requirement.
- Many majors will require additional Math courses. Talk to an advisor in your major to determine your Math requirements.
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