Transfer and Placement
Students who want to take MAT 120 Calculus with Business Applications, MAT 190 Precalculus, MAT 196 Calculus A, MAT 296 Calculus B, or MAT 396 Calculus C are required to meet minimum placement criteria.
★ Prerequisites can be met with coursework at UNCG
See the descriptions of MAT courses in the catalog for prerequisites.
★ Prerequisites can be met with coursework transferred from other institutions
Visit the Transfer Equivalency System (TES) to see how your courses transfer.
For more information about transfers and getting the correct transfer credit see the Transfer Credit Information page.
★ Prerequisites can be waived for students with a sufficiently high score in these tests:
- MAT 120 Placement Test (MPT)
- Calculus Readiness Diagnostic Test (CRDT).
All students who want to take MAT 190 or MAT 196 need to take this test.
- AP (Advanced Placement) or CLEP or IB (International Baccalaureate) or Cambridge Assessment Mathematics exams.
Please refer to the following chart for how exam scores transfer and place.
|UNCG MAT 120 Placement Test (MPT)||≥ 60||None||MAT 120|
|UNCG Calculus Readiness Diagnostic Test (CRDT)||low||None||MAT 190|
|UNCG Calculus Readiness Diagnostic Test (CRDT)||medium||None||MAT 196 with support course MAT 181|
|UNCG Calculus Readiness Diagnostic Test (CRDT)||high||None||MAT 196|
|AP Calculus AB||1||None||Based on CRDT or MPT|
|AP Calculus AB||2||None||MAT 120 or MAT 196|
|AP Calculus AB||3-5||MAT 196||MAT 296|
|AP Calculus BC||1||None||Based on CRDT or MPT|
|AP Calculus BC||2||None||MAT 196 or MAT 120|
|AP Calculus BC||3-5||MAT 196 and MAT 296||MAT 396|
|AP Statistics||3||STA 108||STA 271|
|AP Statistics||5||STA 271||STA 301|
|Cambridge AS Level Mathematics||≥ C||MAT 190 and MAT 196||MAT 296|
|CLEP Calculus||≥ 50||MAT 196||MAT 296|
|CLEP College Algebra||≥ 50||MAT 115||MAT 120 or MAT 190 (with CRDT)|
|CLEP College Mathematics||≥ 50||MAT 112||Based on CRDT or MPT|
|CLEP Precalculus||50-64||MAT 115||MAT 120 or MAT 190 (with CRDT)|
|CLEP Precalculus||≥ 65||MAT 190||MAT 196|
|IB Mathematics SL (Studies)||5||MAT 115||MAT 120 or MAT 190 (with CRDT)|
|IB Mathematics SL (Methods)||5||MAT 190 or MAT 120||MAT 196|
|IB Mathematics HL||5||MAT 196 and MAT 296||MAT 396|
MAT 112 Contemporary Topics in Mathematics, MAT 118 Algebra with Business Applications, MAT 183 Mathematics for Life Sciences and STA 108 Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics all satisfy the general education mathematics (quantitative reasoning) requirement and are open to all students, regardless of placement. More information about these courses can be found here.
The MAT 120 Placement Test and the UNCG Calculus Readiness Diagnostic Test may only be taken twice per calendar year. The appropriate test is typically taken for the first time prior to SOAR for advising purposes and to be able to register for classes. For more information, visit MAT 120 Placement Test or Calculus Readiness Diagnostic Test.