All entering students are required to take the math placement exam, with the following exceptions:

- students who transfer in college credit for Math 159, 160, 170, or 210;
- students who score 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement AB calculus exam, and who report their score to Allegheny;
- students who score 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement BC calculus exam, and who report their score to Allegheny;
- students who score 3 on the Advanced Placement BC calculus exam with a 4 or 5 on the AB subscore of this exam, and who report their score to Allegheny.

The Math Placement Exam determines readiness for Calculus I (Math 160). The exam places students into one of two categories:

- Math 160 or
- Math 110/157/159

**For students who place in Math 110/157/159:**

## Student InterestStudents considering a major or minor in: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Geology, or Computer Science |
## Recommended PlacementMath 159 (Precalculus) in the Fall and Math 160 (Calculus I) in the Spring |

Students who need a calculus course (for example for Biology or Economics) but do not need the more theoretical Math 160 | Math 157 (Calculus I for Social and Life Sciences) |

Students who want a math course that will count toward natural science distribution credit, but do not need calculus | Math 110 (Elementary Mathematical Modeling) |

**Math 159 Precalculus** is a signature course intended solely to prepare students for Math 160. It cannot be taken by a student with prior calculus credit and does not count toward natural science distribution or toward a major or minor in mathematics.

**Math 157 Calculus I for Social/Life Sciences** does not count toward a major or minor in mathematics and cannot be taken by a student with prior calculus credit.

**Math 110 Elementary Mathematical Modeling** cannot be taken by a student with prior calculus credit and does not count toward a major or minor in mathematics.