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Placement Testing

Student course placement for Math and English is evaluated based on ACT or ACCUPLACER scores. See Developmental Education for further information regarding English and Math development options.

More information regarding ACT and ACCUPLACER testing is available at the testing center.

Placement Scores and Course Recommendations

English

Course ACT Score ACCUPLACER Score
Special Assistance
(student should be referred to tutoring)
0-8 0-12 reading
ENGL 0900
Developmental Language Arts
9-13 0-59 reading
ENGL 0990
Developmental Composition
14-16 60 or higher reading or
0-69 sentence skills
ENGL 1010
Introduction to Writing
17-36 60 or higher reading and
70 or higher sentence skills

Math

Course ACT Score ACCUPLACER Score
Special Assistance
(student should be referred to tutoring)
0-10  
MATH 0990
Beginning Algebra
17 40 or higher Elem Algebra
MATH 0995
College Mathematics Preparation
17 40 or higher Elem Algebra
40 or higher College Math
MATH 1030
Quantitative Reasoning
21 50 or higher College Math
MATH 1050
College Algebra
23 60 or higher College Math
MATH 1060
Trigonometry
23 60 or higher College Math
MATH 1100
Calculus Techniques
25 80 or higher College Math
MATH 1210
Calculus I
27 90 or higher College Math
MATH 2010
Algebraic Thinking & Number Sense for Elementary Education School Teachers
25 70 or higher College Math
MATH 2020
Euclidean Geometry & Statistics for Elementary Education School Teachers
25 70 or higher College Math
STAT 1040
Introduction to Statistics
23 80 or higher Elem Algebra or
45 or higher College Math
STAT 1045
Intro to Statistics with Elements of Algebra
17 40 or higher Elem Algebra or
40 or higher College Math
STAT 2000
Statistical Methods
25 65 or higher College Math
STAT 2300
Business Statistics
25 65 or higher College Math
USU Eastern requires all students to have a current (within a year) math placement exam or satisfactory grade in the prerequisite course before registering for any math course. "Within a year" means that students have three semesters (including summers) before they will be required to retest. For example, if a student took Math 1010 fall semester of their first year they would have spring, summer and the next fall to take the next math course in their program. If the student did not complete the next math course within that time, they would need to retest before registering.