Placement Rules: Mathematics and English
Mathematics/Statistics Placement Test Scores and Course Eligibility
Students must have the proper placement in order to register for mathematics and statistics courses. Students can establish their mathematics placement by by taking the NAU ALEKS Mathematic Placement Test OR by earning a grade of C or better in an approved college or university mathematics or statistics transfer course (including dual enrollment, AP, CLEP, and IB).
The NAU ALEKS Mathematics Placement Test is designed to accurately measure students’ mathematics knowledge, and will indicate a specific mathematics placement for each student. It can place students into the following courses: MAT 100, 108, 114, 150, 119, 125, 131, 136, 226, or STA 270. Students whose score is not high enough for placement into their desired mathematics or statistics course are encouraged to study and review on their own, or with a tutor, or to use the ALEKS Learning Module before testing again.
Most students who are admitted to NAU for Fall 2010 and later will need to take the NAU ALEKS Mathematics Placement Test in order to establish their mathematics placement.
Students who were enrolled at NAU prior to Fall 2010 will be allowed to use their prior mathematics placement scores (pre-dating the NAU ALEKS exam) until Fall 2013. Beginning with the Fall 2013 term, these students must take the NAU ALEKS Mathematics Placement Test to re-establish their mathematics placement if they have not yet completed the foundation mathematics requirements for their degree programs.
|To take this COURSE:||requires a grade of C or better in this PREREQUISITE*||or requires one of these PLACEMENT TESTS (Components/Scores):|
|MAT 226||MAT 125||ALEKSMATH (MATHC/65+)|
|MAT 136||MAT 125||ALEKSMATH (MATHC/65+)|
|MAT 131||MAT 108, MAT 110**, or MAT 119||ALEKSMATH (MATHC/60+)|
|MAT 125||MAT 108 or MAT 110**||ALEKSMATH (MATHC/50+)|
|MAT 119||MAT 114||ALEKSMATH (MATHC/50+)|
MAT 108, MAT 114
MAT 100 with passing score on Mathematics Advancement Exam
|MAT 150||MAT 100 with passing score on Mathematics Advancement Exam|
|MAT 114||MAT 100 with passing score on Mathematics Advancement Exam|
|MAT 108||MAT 100 with passing score on Mathematics Advancement Exam|
|MAT 100||Placement Score Only|
PLACE (MATH/30 or lower)
*or equivalent transfer or test (AP, CLEP, IB) credit
**MAT 101X Beginning Algebra, MAT 102X Intermediate Algebra, and MAT 110 College Algebra are no longer offered at NAU. They are included here to assist students who may have taken these courses at NAU before they were were expired or who have transferred equivalent coursework to NAU.
***The ALEKSMATHA and ALEKSMATHB tests are no longer offered but scores from these tests taken before Spring 2011 may still be used for placement. Students with ALEKSMATHA (MATHA) and/or ALEKSMATHB (MATHB) test scores are not required to take the new test, ALEKSMATH (MATHC).
ALEKSMATH (MATHC) is the mathematics placement test that is currently being offered. The Mathematics Advancement Exam (MATHADVEXAM) is used to place students upon completion of MAT 100.
PLACE (MATH) scores are used to manually override student placement under specific circumstances. PLACE (MATH) scores are awarded at the discretion of the Mathematics and Statistics department.
For more information, please visit the Mathematics Placement Website.
English Placement Test Scores and Course Eligibility
Students must have the proper placement in order to register for English courses that satisfy NAU's undergraduate composition requirement. Students can establish their English placement by taking the Accuplacer exam offered through the W.A. Franke College of Business Testing Center OR by earning grades of C or better in approved college or university English transfer courses (including dual enrollment, AP, CLEP, and IB). ACT/ENGL, SATI/VERB, IELTS, TOEFL, and PIE (NAU's Program in Intensive English) test scores may also be used to establish English placement, as reflected in the chart below. PLACE/ENG scores are used to manually override student placement under specific circumstances. PLACE/ENG scores are awarded at the discretion of the English department, in line with NAU transfer credit policy.
|Eligible to Enroll in:||PLACEMENT TEST (Component/Score):|
|ENG 105 Completed||PLACE (ENGL/60)|
|ENG 205*||ACENG (WRPLC/8)|
|ENG 105||ACENG (WRPLC/4-7)|
(Students at this placement level can only enroll in ENG 105 if they take ENG 100 in the same term.)
*Tests taken with qualifying scores in this row will result in an additional 2 units of English credit. The additional 2 units received for completing these tests will be applied to the student's record as a separate course (ENGCRD 2).
**Applicable to students admitted to NAU Summer 2010 and later.