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Math Placement Guide

Students will be eligible to enroll in a specific course if they meet at least one of the criteria indicated in the table below.

SAT Math Section Score
(taken on or after March 2016)
  Math ACT Score   AP Calculus Scores   ALEKS Score Recommended Course
< 550 or < 22 or N/A or < 40 MTH099
550 – 590 (BS)
550 – 610 (BA)
or 22 – 24 or N/A or ≥ 40 MTH101*
600 – 640 (BS) or 25 – 27 or N/A or ≥ 55 MTH107
620 – 720 (BA) or 28 – 30 or AP Calc AB = 3 or ≥ 60 MTH113
650 – 720 or 28 – 30 or AP Calc AB = 3 or ≥ 65 MTH140
≥ 730 or ≥ 31 or AP Calc AB = 4
AP Calc BC = 3
or ≥ 76
and high school Precalculus

Students may use their math SAT or math ACT score for initial placement advice. Students who wish to place in a higher level course, may take ALEKS on campus during one of the scheduled proctored sessions.

Please consult with your UM Academic Advisor regarding the Mathematics requirement for your major and degree program. Also, refer to the University of Miami Academic Bulletin.

All students should visit the New Student Information site for detailed information about how your particular school/college handles math placement requirements.

If you have any questions regarding your Math Placement you may contact Dr. Leticia Oropesa,

* Students in the School of Music, in a Bachelor of Music program, who wish to be exempt from the MTH101 requirement must place into MTH113 or higher either on the basis of math ACT or math SAT scores or the proctored ALEKS.

** Students in the School of Business, please refer to Math Placement for Business Degrees.