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). If you did not submit ACT or SAT test scores to Appalachian, you must take this test. You are allowed to take this test only once.
AP Exception: You DO NOT need to take the test if Appalachian is awarding you AP math credit.
Transfer Student Exception: You DO NOT need to take the test if Appalachian is awarding you 4-hours of college-level transfer math credits.
Calculus Readiness Test
Take this test if you are planning to major in computer science, mathematics, pre-engineering, or science including biology, chemistry, geology, environmental science, fermentation sciences, and physics/astronomy. Exercise science and nursing majors do not need this test. You are allowed to take this test only ONCE.
AP Exception: 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.
Transfer Student Exception: You DO NOT have to take this test if you have college transfer credit for MAT 1025 or higher.