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Placement in Courses

The Department of Mathematics and Statistical Science has a placement testing program to assist you in choosing your first mathematics or statistics course at the University of Idaho.

On admission to the university, you may register for mathematics or statistics courses depending on your ACT scores, SAT scores, or transfer credits from other colleges.

If you think your course placement is lower than it should be, you can take the ALEKS PPL Assessment at the Counseling and Testing Center on campus or at another Certified Testing Center.

To determine the appropriate mathematics or statistics course for you, visit our Course Placement page.

If you would like advice on correct course placement, speak with your academic advisor or email us at

Advanced Placement (AP, CLEP, and IB)

Students can earn advanced placement credit for Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Exam Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams that meet minimum score requirements. Review the Registrar's Office charts to see what course credits you will earn based on AP, CLEP, and IB exam scores.

Vertical Credit - Calculus Sequence

You can also receive advanced placement by taking one of the advanced courses in the vertical math sequence 170-175-275-471-472. When you take one of the courses in this sequence as your first college mathematics course, you get credit for the course you take and all of the courses that precede that course in the sequence.

To be admitted to a course beyond 170, you must present evidence of your readiness to take the course to the Department of Mathematics and Statistical and receive approval of your proposal. For a more detailed discussion of advanced placement, see regulation I-1 in the General Catalog.

Schedule of Courses

Some of our advanced courses are offered in alternate semesters or alternate years. You can view our plan for course offerings on our three year class schedules, which are organized by course subject: mathematics courses, statistics courses, and mathematics education courses.


Physical Address:
Brink Hall 300

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1103
Moscow, ID 83844-1103

Phone: 208-885-6742

Fax: 208-885-5843


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