Department of Mathematics and Philosophy
Mathematics Placement at WIU
How to Determine Placement:
 Find the letter that best describes the sequence of math courses you have taken or are taking from Part I.
 Locate and mark the column under that letter on the placement grid in Part II.
 Follow the row with the highest math ACT/SAT score across until it intersects with the column you marked in #2.
 Circle that box and refer to Part III to find your math placement.
 If you have questions about your placement, please contact the Department of Mathematics, Logic, and Philosophy at http://www.wiu.edu/math/
Part I. Category for Highest Level High School Course Completed (grade of 'C' or higher, unless otherwise noted)
A  Algebra I and/or geometry or less
B  Advanced algebra junior year or earlier (no senior math course)
C  Advanced algebra senior year
D  Through advanced algebra with non precalculus course senior year (prob/stats, transition, etc.)
E  Precalculus junior year or before (no math course or noncalculus math course senior year)
F  Precalculus senior year
G  NonAdvanced Placement (AP) calculus with a grade of 'C'
H  AP calculus with a grade of 'C' or non AP calculus with a grade of 'B' or higher
I  AP calculus with a grade of 'B' or higher
Part II. Placement Grid
Categories for highest level high school course completed
Math ACT

Math SAT

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

017  0450 
1

1

1

1

*1

2

*2

*2

*2

1820  460500 
1

1

*1

*1

*1

*2

3

3

3

2122  510530 
*1

*1

2

2

3

*3

4

5

5

2325  540590 
2

3

3

3

*3

*4

5

6

6

2627  600640 
3

3

3

3

*4

*5

6

6

7

2836  650800 
3

3

3

3

*5

6

6

7

7

Part III. Explanation of Numbers in Placement Grid
1  Math 099N
2  Math 100
3  Math 100, 101, 102, 123, 128, Stat 171
4  Math 100, 101, 102, 123, 128, 129, 260, Stat 171
5  Math 100, 101, 102, 123, 128, 129, 137, 260, Stat 171
6  Math 100, 101, 102, 123, 128, 129, 133, 137, 260, Stat 171
7  Math 100, 101, 102, 123, 128, 129, 133, 134, 137, 260, Stat 171
Note: The placement level marked with an * means that the Math Department recommends that you take the Assessment/Placement exam ALEKS at home, before the semester begins.
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