Locations

Office of the Registrar

registrar@uidaho.edu  
Phone: (208) 885-6731
Fax: (208) 885-9061
875 Perimeter Dr MS 4260
Moscow, ID 83844-4260

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*
Student Union Building, Room 119

*The Registrar's Office holds a bi-weekly staff meeting every other Tuesday. The office will open one hour later on those days.

Class Placement

Prerequisites for registration in lower-division Chemistry, English, and Math classes are based upon the following minimum exam scores as well as prior classes completed.  Students should submit ACT, SAT, COMPASS and College Board AP exam scores to the Admissions Office for inclusion with their application.  Students should discuss placement with their academic advisors to ensure they are meeting their degree requirements and registering for the appropriate classes.

  • CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT
     Chemistry 111 placement by one of the following three ways:
    1. A or B in high school chemistry and one of these qualifications:
    • Minimum ACT math score of  25
    • Minimum SAT math score of 560 
    • Minimum COMPASS College Algebra score of 49
    • Minimum grade of C in MATH 143, 160, or 170
    • Minimum grade of C in CHEM 101
    2. Pass Chemistry Placement Exam  see testing dates
    3. Pass CHEM 050 CHEM 050 is a zero credit remedial class and therefore does not count toward the minimum 12 credit enrollment for full-time status.  For financial aid purposes, students must register for 12 credits in addition to CHEM 050.
  • ENGLISH PLACEMENT
    Undergraduate students are required to be enrolled in English 101 or 102 their first semester in residence and in subsequent semesters until completing English 102.

    English composition placement is based upon the following exam scores:

    ACT English SAT Verbal COMPASS Writing CEEB AP English CLEP English Comp CLEP Freshmen Comp PLACEMENT
    1 — 17 200 — 440 0 — 67 n/a n/a
    n/a
    ENGL 101 & 109
    18 — 24 450 — 560 68 — 94 n/a n/a n/a ENGL 101
    25 — 30 570 — 690 95 — 99 3 — 4 50 53
    ENGL 102
    31 — 36 700 — 800 n/a 5 n/a n/a Exempt
    Students who complete English 102 will automatically receive credit for English 101.  Students who are exempt, will receive credit for both English 101 and 102 after completion of their first semester.  Credit is awarded with a grade of Pass which does not affect the student's GPA. Transfer credit is awarded for CEEB AP exam scores and institutional credit is awarded for sufficient ACT, SAT, and COMPASS scores.

    Students should visit the English Department writing placement website for information regarding alternative methods of placement.

  • MATH PLACEMENT
    Students should speak with their academic advisor regarding the most appropriate Math class for them.  Math placement is based on the following exam scores:

    ACT Math SAT Math COMPASS Suggested Placement
    0 — 18 200 — 460 Algebra 0 — 35 MATH 108 or 123
    19 — 21 470 — 510 Algebra 36 — 60
    College Algebra 0 — 44
    MATH 108, 123, or 130
    22 — 26 520 — 600 Algebra 61 and above
    College Algebra 45 — 48
    MATH 108, 123, 130, or 143
    27 — 28 610 — 640 College Algebra 49 — 50 MATH 108, 123, 130, 143, 144, or 160
    29 — 36 650 — 800 College Algebra 51 and above
    and Trigonometry 51 and above
    MATH 108, 123, 130, 143, 144, 160, 170, or 176
    Transfer credit awarded for College Board AP Calculus and International Baccalaureate Mathematics exam scores.  Institution credit is not granted for by-passed classes.  Students who are unsatisfied with their ACT or SAT Math score are encouraged to challenge their placement by taking the COMPASS exam available through the Counseling and Testing Center.