Course prerequisites ensure that students are placed into courses in which they are likely to succeed.  The Department of Mathematics enforces a prerequisite policy for most of its courses, but the Mathematics Placement Exam can be used to place into MAT 0995, 1000 (placement into this course is no longer required as of Fall 2018), 1050, 1110, 1120, 1500, 1800, 2010, 2210, and STA 1020 (placement into this course is not longer required as of Fall 2018).  This policy applies to new, continuing, transfer, and graduate students. The following information is in regard to the above listed courses and how to place into them.
 
Students who are taking a course for the third or fourth time will need to follow a special process. Please email mathundergrad@wayne.edu for further information.
 
Students may visit Advising Works to schedule an appointment with a Department of Mathematics academic advisor to discuss their placement situation.
 
Students intending to take MAT 0993 are not required to take the placement exam, although it is recommended.
 
The Mathematics Placement Examination must be taken prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student wants to take the course. Consult  the math page at Testing, Evaluation, & Research Services for the placement exam schedule, registration instructions, and other information.
 

MAT 0995 and MAT 1050

Students qualify by having achieved one of the following:
  • satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Exam in the previous 12 months.
  • a grade of CNC, or higher, in MAT 0993, taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months.
  • an SAT Math score of 530 or higher or an ACT Math score of 21 or higher, taken within 2 years of the first day of the course.
For placement at this level, students should have a command of numerical and beginning algebra concepts and techniques corresponding approximately to one year of high school algebra.
 
 
 
These courses do not require placement in order to be taken. However, if a student is attempting either course for a third or fourth time they will need to follow a particular procedure. Email mathundergrad@wayne.edu for further information.
 

MAT 1110 and MAT 1500

Students qualify by having achieved one of the following:
  • satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Exam in the previous 12 months.
  • a grade of at least C-minus in MAT 1050, taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months.
  • a grade of CNC, or higher,  in MAT 0995, taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months.
  • an SAT Math score of 600 or higher or an ACT Math score of 26 or higher, taken within 2 years of the first day of the course.
For placement at this level, students should have a command of algebra and basic geometry, corresponding approximately to three years of college-preparatory mathematics.
 

MAT 1120

Students qualify by having achieved one of the following:
  • a grade of at least C-minus in MAT 1110 taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months.
  • satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Exam in the previous 12 months and transfer of  MAT 1110 equivalent with a grade of C or higher.
  • a validated SAT Math score of 600 or higher, and transfer of MAT 1110 equivalent with a grade of C or higher.
  • an SAT Math score of 600 or higher or an ACT Math score of 26 or higher, taken within 2 years of the first day of the course.
For placement at this level, students should have a command of algebra and basic geometry, corresponding approximately to three years of college-preparatory mathematics.
 

MAT 1800

Students qualify by having achieved one of the following:
  • satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Exam in the previous 12 months.
  • a grade of at least C-minus in MAT 1050, taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months.
  • an SAT Math score of 600 or higher or an ACT Math score of 26 or higher, taken within 2 years of the first day of the course.
For placement at this level, students should have a command of algebra and basic geometry, corresponding approximately to three years of college-preparatory mathematics.
 

MAT 2010

Students qualify by having achieved one of the following:
  • satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Exam in the previous 12 months.
  • a grade of at least C-minus in MAT 1800, taken at Wayne State University in the previous 12 months.
  • an SAT Math score of 650 or higher or an ACT Math score of 29 or higher, taken within 2 years of the first day of the course.
For placement at this level, students should have a command of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and elementary functions corresponding approximately to four years of college-preparatory mathematics.
 

MAT/STA 2210

Students qualify by having achieved one of the following:
  • satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Exam.
  • a grade of at least C-minus in MAT 1800, taken at Wayne State University.
  • an SAT Math score of 650 or higher before March 2016, an SAT Math score of 670 or higher March 2016 or later, or an ACT Math score of 29 or higher.
For placement at this level, students should have a command of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and elementary functions corresponding approximately to four years of college-preparatory mathematics.

 

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