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Office of the Registrar

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
Room 119

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr MS 4260
Moscow, ID 83844-4260

registrar@uidaho.edu
Phone: (208) 885-6731
Fax: (208) 885-9061

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 111 placement by one of the following ways:

  • Minimum ACT math score of  25
  • Minimum SAT math score of 560 (taken before March 2016)
  • Minimum SAT math score of 580 (taken after March 2016)
  • Minimum COMPASS College Algebra score of 49
  • Minimum grade of C in MATH 143, 160, or 170
  • Minimum grade of C in CHEM 101
  • Pass Chemistry Placement Exam (see testing dates)

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
(old)
 SAT
Reading
(new)
COMPASS
Writing
CEEB
AP English
CLEP
English Comp
CLEP
Freshmen Comp
PLACEMENT
1 - 17 200 - 440  10-24 0 - 67 n/a n/a
n/a
ENGL 101 & 109
18 - 24 450 - 560  25-30 68 - 94 n/a n/a n/a ENGL 101
25 - 30 570 - 690  31-36 95 - 99 3 - 4 50 53
ENGL 102
31 - 36 700 - 800  37-40 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.

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
(exam before
March 2016)
SAT Math
(exam after
March 2016)
COMPASS Suggested Placement
  0 — 18 200 — 460 200 — 500 Algebra 0 — 35 MATH 108 or
MATH 123
19 — 21 470 — 510 510 — 540 Algebra 36 — 60
or College Algebra 0 — 44
MATH 108 or
MATH 123 or
MATH 130
22 — 26 520 — 600 550 — 620 Algebra 61 — 99
or College Algebra 45 — 48
MATH 108 or
MATH 123 or
MATH 130 or
MATH 143 or
MATH 144
27 — 28 610 — 640 630 — 660 College Algebra 49 — 50 MATH 108 or
MATH 123 or
MATH 130 or
MATH 143 or
MATH 144 or
MATH 160
29 — 36 650 — 800 670 — 800 College Algebra 51 — 99
and Trigonometry 51 — 99
MATH 108 or
MATH 123 or
MATH 130 or
MATH 143 or
MATH 144 or
MATH 160 or
MATH 170 or
MATH 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.

Office of the Registrar

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
Room 119

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr MS 4260
Moscow, ID 83844-4260

registrar@uidaho.edu
Phone: (208) 885-6731
Fax: (208) 885-9061