Math Placement Exceptions
Transfer students who receive an approved transfer credit for a course that satisfies the WSU quantitative reasoning requirement [QUAN] or is a prerequisite for a [QUAN] course are exempt from the WSU MPA. You can search the WSU database for transfer credit equivalencies by going to transfercredit.wsu.edu and clicking on the "Transfer Credit Search Tool.”
Please contact your academic advisor or the department for your intended major if you have questions. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics does not determine if transfer courses meet the math requirement for your major.
AP Calculus Credit
AP Calculus AB scores of 2 or above will be accepted for placement into Math 140, Math 151, Math 171, or Math 202.
AP Calculus AB scores of 3-5 will be accepted for placement into Math 172.
Note: If you attend Alive! orientation before your score has posted, please let your advisor know that you have taken the AP exam. You will be placed according to your expected score, which will be verified before the semester begins.
Smarter Balanced (SBAC)
If you plan on enrolling in a STEM field, we HIGHLY recommend that you take the WSU MPA to attempt to place into Math 106 or higher. You must provide proof of your assessment score before you can be placed into a course.
An SBAC test score of 3 or 4 will be accepted for placement into Math 103.
An SBAC test score of 4 will be accepted for placement into Math 105, Math 251, or Stat 212.
Scores from SAT, ACT, or the State of Washington intermediate or advanced math placement tests cannot be used for placement at WSU.