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Math Placement

Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Pathway

Liberal Arts Mathematics – Transfer Course

Course ACT
Score
KALG
Score
KMATH
Score
COMPASS Score HS GPA
Score
MAT 141 Liberal Arts Mathematics ≥ 19 ≥ 7 ≥ 22 ALG ≥ 36 ≥ 2.8
MAT 141 Liberal Arts Mathematics with
MAT 141S Co-requisite Remediation
14-18   6-21 ALG 16-35
OR
PALG ≥ 24
1.0-2.799
Skills U     0-5 PALG 0-23 < 1.0

Technical Math Courses – AAS Degrees

Course ACT
Score
KMATH
Score
COMPASS
Score
HS GPA
Score
MAT 105 Business Mathematics,
MAT 110 Applied Mathematics,
MAT 116 Technical Mathematics
≥ 14 ≥ 6 ALG 16-35
OR
PALG ≥ 24
≥ 1.0
Skills U   0–5 PALG 0-23 < 1.0

College Algebra Pathway

CIT, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Engineering Technology, Radiography, etc.

Course ACT
Score
KALG
Score
KMATH
Score
COMPASS Score HS GPA
Score
MAT 150 College Algebra OR
MAT 155 Trigonometry
≥ 22 ≥ 14   ALG ≥ 50 ≥ 3.0
MAT 150 College Algebra with
MAT 100 College Algebra Workshop
19-21 7-13   ALG 36-49 2.8-2.9
MAT 61 Foundations of College Algebra 0-18   6-21 ALG 31-35
OR
PALG ≥ 24
1.0-2.799
Skills U     0-5 PALG 0–23 < 1.0

Calculus Pathway

Engineering, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Pre-Med, etc.

STEM Calculus – PREFERRED Pathway

Course ACT
Score
KALG
Score
COMPASS
Score
MAT 174 Calculus I ≥ 27   ALG ≥ 93
1MAT 171 Precalculus 23-26 ≥ 15 ALG 55-92
2MAT 085 Intermediate Algebra 0-22 0-14 ALG 36-54

1Students may not receive credit for both MAT 171 and any other College Algebra, Trigonometry, or Precalculus course.

2Students with ACT less than 23 may consult the Math Department for case by case evaluation.

STEM Calculus – Alternate Pathway

(if students already took MAT 150 or have lower score)

Course ACT
Score
KALG
Score
KMATH
Score
COMPASS Score HS GPA
Score
MAT 174 Calculus I ≥ 27     ALG ≥ 93  
MAT 150 College Algebra AND
MAT 154 or MAT 155 Trigonometry
≥ 22 ≥ 14   ALG 50-92 ≥ 3.0
MAT 150 College Algebra with
MAT 100 College Algebra Workshop
19-21 7-13   ALG 36-49 2.8-2.9
MAT 61 Foundations of College Algebra 0-18   6–21 ALG 31-35
OR
PALG ≥ 24
1.0-2.799
Skills U     0-5 PALG 0-23 < 1.0

Business Calculus

Course ACT
Score
KALG
Score
KMATH
Score
COMPASS Score HS GPA
Score
MAT 170 Brief Calculus with
Applications
≥ 27     ALG ≥ 93  
MAT 150 College Algebra ≥ 22 ≥ 14   ALG 50-92 ≥ 3.0
MAT 150 College Algebra with
MAT 100 College Algebra Workshop
19-21 7-13   ALG 36-49 2.8-2.9
MAT 61 Foundations of College Algebra 0-18   6–21 ALG 31-35
OR
PALG ≥ 24
1.0-2.799
Skills U     0-5 PALG 0-23 < 1.0

Returning Students in a Quantitative Reasoning Sequence

Course Passed Course Options depending on pathway

MAT 055

  • MAT 141 with MAT 141S (QR Liberal Arts Math pathway)
  • MAT 105 or MAT 116 (QR Technical pathway)
  • MAT 061 → MAT 150 with MAT 100 (College Algebra pathway)
  • MAT 061 → MAT 150 with MAT 100 and MAT 155 → MAT 174 (Calculus pathway)

MAT 065

  • MAT 141 (QR Liberal Arts Math pathway)
  • MAT 105 or MAT 116 (QR Technical pathway)
  • MAT 150 with MAT 100 (College Algebra pathway)
  • MAT 085 → MAT 171 → MAT 174 (Calculus pathway)

MAT 085

  • MAT 141 (QR Liberal Arts Math pathway)
  • MAT 105 or MAT 116 (QR Technical pathway)
  • MAT 150 (College Algebra pathway)
  • MAT 171 → MAT 174 (Calculus pathway)

 

Course Failed Course Options depending on pathway

MAT 055

  • Use placement scores for pathway course

MAT 065

  • MAT 061 or Liberal Arts/Technical pathway course

MAT 085

  • MAT 085 (Calculus pathway)
  • MAT 150 with MAT 100 (College Algebra pathway)
  • Students whose scores or progression indicate they need MAT 141S or MAT 100 as a corequisite to their math classes and who take online sections of MAT 141 and MAT 150 do not have a lab option. They should be enrolled in an online section without a lab.
  • Students who complete MAT 141 or 146 cannot automatically be enrolled in MAT 150. Please use placement scores for enrollment. Most will likely need MAT 150 with MAT 100.
  • Students who fail MAT 150 and pass MAT 100 must be reenrolled in MAT 100 along with MAT 150.

Revised 3/2021