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WCSU Official Mathematics Placement Policy
Initial placement for first year and transfer students will be
determined by SAT scores as described in the table below. Any
student wishing to place into a course higher than that
indicated by the SAT score may take the Elementary Algebra (EA)
Accuplacer test. Placement levels for the EA Accuplacer test
are also indicated in the table below.
All CSUS universities have adopted a threshold score of 550 in
the SAT Mathematics Test as the measure of proficiency for
entering freshmen. Students scoring below the 550
threshold are classified as remedial. Students scoring
below 500 on the SAT must register for MAT 100P. A passing
grade in MAT 100P is the same as a passing grade in MAT 100.
Students scoring below 500 may also take MAT
095 at any Connecticut community college or an equivalent course
at another institution before taking MAT 100 at WCSU (transfer courses need to be approved in
advance.)
Category 
SAT Score 
Course Eligibility 
Remedial 
SAT 490 or below
ACT: 117
Accpl: less than 70 EA 
MAT 100P: Intermediate Algebra Plus. First order linear
equations, manipulation of algebraic expressions,
solution of linear equations and inequalities, graphing
and applications 
SAT 500540
ACT: 1821
Accpl: 7084 EA 
MAT 100: Intermediate Mathematics. Polynomials and
rational expressions; algebraic techniques including
solution of first and second degree equations and
inequalities; solution of systems of equations and
inequalities; graphing of linear equations and
applications; exponential functions and logarithms

General Education/Precalculus
Placement 
SAT 550590
ACT: 2223
Accpl: 85 EA or above 
MAT 110, 113, 118, 127, 120, 133 and 170 and any other
general education math course for which MAT 100 is the
only prerequisite 
Calculus 
SAT 600 and above
ACT:
2436
Accpl: 85 EA or higher and a grade of B in HS precalc
course 
MAT 110, 113, 118, 127, 120, 133, 165, 170 and 181 or
any general education math courses for which MAT 100 or
MAT 133 is a prerequisite. 
AP 
AP Calculus for a 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB
test 
A score of 3 or higher in the AB portion of the exam
gives four credit hours towards Calculus I MAT 181 
Taking the Placement Test
The
Accuplacer test is administered by the Admissions office for
students who desire a placement higher than indicated by the SAT
(or ACT) score. For information about testing times and
locations see the
admissions web site. It is recommended that students try one or
more of the practice tests below before taking the Accuplacer.
Practice Tests
(requires Adobe Reader)
Practice Test A
Practice Test B
Practice Test C
Answer Key
