The math placement at Appalachian actually consists of two separate tests. You may need to take none, one or both depending on your SAT/ACT math score or what college-level Math credit you are transferring in. Please read carefully below.
Mathematics Placement Test
Take this test if you have scored less than *550 on your SAT Math test (or less than 22 on your ACT Math test). You are allowed to take this test only once.
AP: You DO NOT need to take the test if Appalachian is awarding you AP math credit.
Transfer Students: You DO NOT need to take the test if Appalachian is awarding you 4-hours of college-level transfer math credits.
*If the SAT was taken prior to March 2016, students need an SAT MAT score of 520 or higher to exempt the Math Placement test. Students who took the SAT from March 2016 forward need an SAT MAT score of 550 or higher in order to exempt the MAT Placement test.
Calculus Readiness Test
Take this test if you are planning to major in computer science, mathematics, pre-engineering, or science. You are allowed to take this test only ONCE.
AP: You DO NOT need to take this test if you have Calculus I (MAT 1110) AP credit. If you are currently taking AP Calculus, you should take the Calculus Readiness Test anyway. Your AP credit will override your placement test score if you score a 3 or higher on your AP test.
Note for Transfer Students: You DO NOT have to take this test if you have college transfer credit for Calculus I (MAT 1110).