Students place into TMCC math classes either by testing into the class or by having completed an appropriate prerequisite class.
Testing. ACCUPLACER, ACT and SAT test scores are accepted for placement into TMCC math classes provided that these scores are not more than two years old. If a student's test scores are more than two years old and the student has not completed an appropriate prerequisite class with a grade of "C" or better within the past two years, the student must re-test to place into a math class. TMCC's Testing Center uses the ACCUPLACER test for initial placement only. Once a student has begun taking math classes at TMCC, that student may not use the ACCUPLACER test to advance through a math sequence.
Students may retake the math ACCUPLACER placement test no sooner than 24 hours after the initial try, any subsequent retakes must be spaced at least two weeks apart. Students will be charged a $20.00 retake fee for each retake attempt. See cutoff scores below for math class placement information.
Completion of prerequisite class. A grade of "C" or better in the prerequisite class or its equivalent taken within the past two years at TMCC, within the NSHE, or at another college, qualifies a student for placement into a TMCC math class. Courses taken at a college outside the NSHE must be submitted for evaluation to academic advisement or to admissions and records.
Math Placement Test Cut-off Scores. The following ACCUPLACER, SAT and ACT cutoff scores are currently in effect for placement into TMCC math classes. These scores are subject to modification at any time. If a single score is listed, it is a minimum score.
|College Level Math
|Below 80||Math Skills Center|
|80||MATH 90, MATH 95, MATH 108|
|76||MATH 90, MATH 96, MATH 106|
|70||MATH 128, STAT 152|
|84||MATH 127, MATH 176|
|400 – 460||MATH 90, MATH 95, MATH 108|
|470 – 500||MATH 90, MATH 96, MATH 106|
|500||MATH 120, MATH 126|
|560 – 610||MATH 127|
|620||MATH 128, STAT 152, MATH 176|
|17 – 18||MATH 90, MATH 95, MATH 108|
|19 – 21||MATH 90, MATH 96, MATH 106|
|22||MATH 120, MATH 126|
|25 – 27||MATH 127, MATH 128|
|27 – 28||MATH 176|
PeopleSoft code conversion: AR = Arithmetic AG = Elementary Algebra CM = College Level Math