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Your math placement score consists of two sections. The first digit measures problem solving skills and the second digit measures algebra skills. Here is a breakdown of the possibilities of each with a brief description:

**First Digit (Tens Place)**

1- Needs help with problem solving skills (Basic Skills)

2- Has met Basic Skills requirements

(__NOTE__: no “M” or “Q” class may be taken without a “2” in this place.)

**Second Digit (Ones Place)**

1- Needs help with algebra skills (using ALEKS)

2- Ready for most “M” courses

3- Ready for algebra-based statistics courses

4- Ready for Pre-Calculus

5- Ready for Calculus

Here are a few examples of math placement scores and what they mean:

12: Ready algebraically for most “M” courses but needs to pass Basics Skills

21: Has Basic Skills but needs algebra review

14: Ready algebraically for pre-calculus but needs to pass Basic Skills

If you need to raise your 1st digit to a "2", or your second digit to a "2", "3" or "4" (depending on major), please click here to see how to raise your score.