Math Placement and Test Preparation

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Students place into TMCC math classes either by testing into the class or by having completed an appropriate prerequisite class.


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 Services 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.

Prerequisite Classes

A grade of "C" or better in the prerequisite class or its equivalent taken within the past two years at TMCC, within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), or at another college, qualifies a student for placement into a TMCC math class. Note: A "C-" does not qualify.

Courses taken at a college outside NSHE must be submitted for evaluation to TMCC Academic Advising or to Admissions and Records.