**The Math Placement Test**

- All entering students are required to take the Math Placement Test, with the following exceptions:
- students who transfer in college credit for a Mathematics course numbered MATH 141 or higher, or who have transfer credit for PRERQ*MAT;
- 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.

- All other first-year students and transfer students should take the Math Placement Test.
- The Math Placement Test determines readiness for Calculus I (Math 151). It consists of 30 questions covering algebra, pre-calculus, and trigonometry topics: geometry and measurement; algebraic manipulation; equations, inequalities, and factoring; trigonometry; functions and their notation, including linear, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; graphs of functions; and word problems and modeling.
- A link to the Math Placement Test and directions for logging onto the system is on each student’s WebAdvisor page. Immediately upon finishing the test, the results will be displayed.
- The Math Placement Test places students into one of two courses, both of which are appropriate for any major or minor program at Allegheny:
- Math 151 (Calculus I)
- Note that students who are considering a major or minor in Computer Science but who are also interested in Mathematics
*are strongly encouraged to take Math 151 in the Fall.*

- Note that students who are considering a major or minor in Computer Science but who are also interested in Mathematics
- Math 140 (Calculus I with Precalculus, Part 1)

- Math 151 (Calculus I)

### Students who took an AP Calculus test should use the following guidelines:

AP Test |
Score |
Credit Received |
Recommended Placement |

Calculus AB | 4 or 5 | MATH 151 (Calculus I) | MATH 152 (Calculus II) |

Calculus AB | 3 or below | none | Take placement exam |

Calculus BC | 4 or 5 | MATH 151 (Calculus I) and MATH 270 (Optimization and Approximation) | MATH 152 (Calculus II) |

Calculus BC | 3 with AB sub-score of 4 or 5 |
MATH 151 (Calculus I) | MATH 152 (Calculus II) |

Calculus BC | 2 or below OR 3 with AB sub-score of 3 or below |
none | Take placement exam AND consult with math faculty |

### Students with transfer credit should use the following guidelines:

Allegheny transfer credit |
Recommended Placement |

PRERQ*MAT | MATH 151 (Calculus I) |

MATH 140 | MATH 141 (Calculus I with Precalculus, Part 2; the first offering of this course will be in Spring 2020) |

MATH 141 | MATH 152 (Calculus II) |

MATH 151 | MATH 152 (Calculus II) |

MATH 152 | Consult math department. |

MATH 270 | MATH 152 (Calculus II), and/or consult math department |

Course descriptions can be found here.

Course descriptions can be found here.