Math/Stat Course Placement
Note: Be sure to first check with your major advisor(s) to determine your first mathematics course.
One way to determine which course you are qualified to take is by ACT Math, SAT Math, or ALEKS PPL Assessment scores. See the chart below to determine which course you are eligible to take.
ACT Math  or 
SAT Math
(2016 & later)

or 
SAT Math
(prior to 2016)

COMPASS Math  ALEKS  Eligible to register for 

0 – 18  or  200  500  or  200  460 
Algebra 035  any score  Math 108, 123* 
19 – 21  or  510  540  or  470  510 
Algebra 3660
OR
College Algebra 044

42+  Math 130 or lower 
22 – 26  or  550  620  or  520  600 
Algebra 6199
OR
College Algebra 4548

46+  Math 143, 144 or lower 
27 – 28  or  630  660  or  610  640 
College Algebra 4950  61+  Math 160 or lower, Statistics 251* 
29 – 36  or  670  800  or  650  800 
College Algebra 5199
AND
Trigonometry 5199

76+  Math 176, 170 or lower, Statistics 251* 
*Warning: Do not automatically enroll in the highest math course available based on your exam scores. Many courses (including Math 123, Math 130, Math 160, and Math 176) are terminal courses and do not provide the prerequisite preparation needed for other required courses. Check with your advisor and/or the Mathematics Department to determine which course is best for you.
PreRequisite Requirements
In order to support and improve the success of our students, the Department of Mathematics and Statistical Science follows the prerequisite requirements as described in the course catalog, without exception.
 Overrides are provided only to those students who have satisfied the prerequisites either by having completed the prerequisite course or having sufficient exam scores. If a student has documentation showing updated exam scores or unofficial transcripts they should come to the Mathematics and Statistical Science Department office (located in Brink Hall, Room 300) or submit transcript or scores by email/fax for an override.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistical Science must see the updated scores to provide the override.
 Please send override requests to mathstat@uidaho.edu with official scores or transcripts included.
 If students would like to challenge their math placement they can take the ALEKS PPL Assessment.
 If a student believes he or she would test into a course higher than Math 170 they will need to contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistical Science to be evaluated. To place into a course above Math 170, a student will need to have proof of successful completion of prerequisite courses on an official or unofficial transcript.