The MCIS department offers a mathematical placement exam, whose placement criteria is described below. These criteria are subject to change, and students will be placed based on the criteria current at the time of enrollment in their initial mathematics course.
|Course||Math Placement Score|
|MS 100 Accelerated (more info)||38 or below|
|MS 100 (more info)||39-42|
|MS 106, 108, 110, or 204||43-79|
|MS 112||80 or above|
|MS 111, 113, 117, or 120||80 or above
(also requires ACT 24 or SAT 560)
|MS 115||80 or above
(also requires ACT 26 or SAT 600)
|MS 125||80 or above
(also requires ACT 28 or SAT 640)
|Applied Engineering||MS 125|
|Art||MS 108 or 110|
|Biology (Marine Biology, Health Professional Biology, Organismal Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology)||(MS 112 or higher) and MS 113|
|Biology (Naturalistic Biology, General Biology)||(MS 112 or higher) and (MS 108, 110, 113 or higher)|
|Business (Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing Majors)||MS 112|
|Chemistry (Professional Concentration and Physics Minor)||
MS 125 and 126
|Chemistry (Chemistry General Concentration for Health Professional and Biology Minor)||
MS 112 and 113
|Collaborative Secondary Education (6-12), Collaborative Teacher (6-12), Secondary Education||MS 112 and 9 hours of approved math courses|
|Computer Information Systems||(MS 120 or 125) and MS 302|
|Computer Science||MS 125, 126, 227, 302 and 352|
|Criminal Justice||Two courses from: MS 108 or 110 or 112 or 204|
|Drama||MS 108 and (MS 110 or 112)|
|Elementary/Early Childhood Education, Elementary/Collaborative Education||MS 112 and 6 hours of approved math courses|
|Emergency Management||MS 108 or 110 or 112|
|English||Two courses, MS 108 or higher|
|Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Education||MS 110|
|FCS (Concentration: Child Development)||MS 110|
|FCS (Concentration: Human Sciences and/or Merchandising)||MS 112|
|FCS (Concentration: Dietetics and/or Hospitality and Culinary Management)||MS 112 and 204|
|Fine Arts||MS 108 or 110|
|Foreign Languages||MS 108 and 110|
|Geography||(MS 110 or 112) and MS 204|
|History||(MS 108 or higher) and MS 204|
|Mathematics||See Mathematics Major|
|Music||MS 110 or 112|
|Nursing||MS 112 and 204|
|Political Science or Political Science /Law||MS 110 and one higher math course (MS 204 recommended)|
|Psychology||(MS 108 or higher) and (MS 204 or 302)|
|Social Work Degree (BSW)||(MS 108 or 110 or 112) and MS 204|
|Sociology||(MS 108 or higher) and MS 204|
MS 100: This self-paced course (Intermediate Algebra) is intended to prepare students for the math course(s) required by their major. Students who do not pass this course will be required to enroll in the "0" credit course LS 106 Emporium where they will work until they pass their exit exam and then move into their next math course. This prevents students from using financial aid on multiple attempts of a developmental course, thus saving their aid for the first math required within their general education requirements.
LS 106 (Algebra Emporium): This zero-credit emporium is a mandatory laboratory for students who have received an “NC” (No Credit) in MS 100. The learning environment in the laboratory will be individualized and mastery-based to enable students to prepare for their first general-education mathematics course. Prior to the beginning of the next semester or term after an “NC” in MS 100, students must register for LS 106 and remain in the laboratory until they have mastered the objectives of MS 100, including if necessary, subsequent semesters or terms until the objectives have been met.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can you help me understand this new math approach?
A. Here's a quick rundown of the Course/Emporium Model:
Q. My Math Placement Test score isn’t as high as I expected. Can I keep working to improve my score?
A. Yes. Once you complete the initial placement, EdReady generates an individual study path for you. You must complete your study path that includes watching videos, reading the topic text, completing practice problems and passing the quizzes. Once you reach the placement score for your target class, you will be eligible to enroll in the math required for your major.
Q. What if I have AP or Dual-Enrollment credit for a college-level math course?
A. You are exempt from taking the Math Placement Test and can enroll in the math course for which you have met the prerequisites.