As part of the University Core Curriculum (UCC) requirements at Ball State, all students must earn credit in one of the following courses: MATH 125, 132, 161, 165, 201 or 207. Credits in other math courses (including prerequisites) will not satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements but may be required for you depending on your major.
You are placed in appropriate math courses based on departmental criteria. SAT or ACT math scores are one method of determining course placement. However, as an alternative criteria or if you are uncertain about your math skill level, you may elect to take the Math Placement Test to determine placement. The test is optional, free of charge, and may be taken once. The placement test only determines where you begin your math sequence. You cannot earn credit in any math courses by taking this test. Once you have taken a math placement exam, you will need to contact your academic advisor for help in interpreting your placement test scores.
Placement tests are given daily during summer orientation or may be arranged on other dates through the Office of Testing Programs (Lucina Hall 366, 765-285-1290).
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