Initial Mathematics Placement for Incoming Freshmen | Department of Mathematics

Initial Mathematics Placement for Incoming Freshmen

Note: This page only applies to incoming freshmen who are TSI complete in mathematics. Students who are not TSI complete in mathematics should consult with the learning center regarding their mathematics placement.

Upon admission, incoming UNT freshmen are initially given a mathematics placement level based on a combination of their high school class rank and SAT or ACT math scores as described in the tables below. Initial mathematics placements expire after one year. It is therefore very important that all freshmen who have not completed their mathematics requirement take a mathematics course within their first two semesters at UNT.

Students have an opportunity to improve their placement level by taking a mathematics placement exam. In particular, all students planning to major in science, engineering, or mathematics, or planning on obtaining a Bachelor of Science in economics, as well as all students whose degree plan requires Math 1710 (Calculus I) should take the MyMathTest mathematics placement test prior to orientation. For more details about the mathematics placement test, return to the main mathematics placement page.

For advice on which mathematics course to take, consult your advisor or see our "Which Math Class is Right for You?" page.

The College Board changed the scoring of the SAT in March of 2016. If you took the SAT prior to March 2016, you should look up your score below under the "Old SAT" column. If you took the SAT in March 2016 or later, use the "New SAT" column.

High School Class Rank Unknown or Unreported
Old SAT Math Score New SAT Math Score ACT Math Score Initial Placement Level
Below 560 Below 580 Below 24 Entry Level
560-630 580-650 24-27 Level 1 (MTH1)
640-800 660-800 28-36 Level 2 (MTH2)
High School Class Rank: 85th percentile or above
Old SAT Math Score New SAT Math Score ACT Math Score Initial Placement Level
Below 500 Below 530 Below 19 Entry Level
500-580 530-600 19-25 Level 1 (MTH1)
590-800 610-800 26-36 Level 2 (MTH2)
High School Class Rank: 80-84th percentile
Old SAT Math Score New SAT Math Score ACT Math Score Initial Placement Level
Below 530 Below 560 Below 22 Entry Level
530-630 560-650 22-27 Level 1 (MTH1)
640-800 660-800 28-36 Level 2 (MTH2)
High School Class Rank: 79th percentile or below
Old SAT Math Score New SAT Math Score ACT Math Score Initial Placement Level
Below 560 Below 580 Below 24 Entry Level
560-630 580-650 24-27 Level 1 (MTH1)
640-800 660-800 28-36 Level 2 (MTH2)

Note: Information on placement into Level 1 (MTH1) is for informational purposes only. UNT currently has no mathematics courses in placement level 1. All UNT college-level mathematics courses are classified as either "entry level" or are in placement level 2 or higher.

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