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What is my math placement goal?

​​Almost all majors require at least one math course.  Entry-level math courses require a certain math placement score in order to enroll.   

Associated Math Course(s)Minimum Score Required on Math Placement
Math 010:  Intermediate Algebra (non-college credit) or Math 113: Contemporary MathematicsLess then 45
Math 114:  College Mathematics and Statistics45 - 59
Math 115: Precalculus60-64
Math 117: Precalculus for Scientists and Engineers orMath 231: Integrated Calculus IA65-69
​Math 221: Calculus I​70-74
​Math 241: Analytic Geometry and Calculus A​75 or better

To determine the math placement goal and entry math course needed for your major, you need to have the name of your major and its associated college.  Once you have this information, go to the following link:

 Math Placement goal by college and major

You should strive for the preferred score (or higher) associated with the entry-level math course required for your major. If you cannot achieve the preferred score, aim for the score associated with an "acceptable course" or "preparatory course".  Do the best you can recognizing it is best to enroll in an appropriate math course aligned with your skills.  You will have the opportunity to discuss your options with your adviser during New Student Orientation or when you have your next appointment.  

(If you score higher than the score needed for a particular math course, you can still enroll in that course. For example, if your score is 70, you can still enroll in Math 114 College Math and Statistics which requires a score of 45.)   

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  • University of Delaware
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  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2653
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