Undergraduate: Placement

Exam Transfer and Placement

Students entering the university that want to take MAT 120 – Calculus with Business Applications, MAT 190 – Precalculus, MAT 191 – Calculus 1, MAT 292 – Calculus 2, or MAT 293 – Calculus 3 are required to meet minimum placement criteria.  The criteria can be met without coursework via the MAT 120 Placement Test (MPT), the Calculus Readiness Diagnostic Test (CDT), AP (Advanced Placement) exams, CLEP exams, or IB (International Baccalaureate) Mathematics exams.  Unless otherwise met, registration in MAT 190, MAT 191 with MAT 181 support, or MAT 191 requires students to take the Calculus Readiness Diagnostic Test.  Students that take the Calculus Readiness Diagnostic Test will be automatically prompted with which course(s) they should take after taking the test.  Please refer to the following chart for more information:

Exam Scores Credit Placement
UNCG MAT 120 Placement Test (MPT) ≥ 60 None MAT 120
UNCG Calculus Readiness Diagnostic Test (CDT) None MAT 190, MAT 181 and MAT 191, or MAT 191
AP Calculus AB 1 None Based on CDT or MPT
AP Calculus AB 2 None MAT 191
AP Calculus AB 3-5 MAT 191 MAT 292
AP Calculus BC 1 None Based on CDT or MPT
AP Calculus BC 2 None MAT 191 or MAT 120
AP Calculus BC 3-5 MAT 191 and MAT 292 MAT 293
AP Statistics 3 STA 108 STA 271
AP Statistics 4 STA 108 or ECO 250 STA 271
AP Statistics 5 STA 271 STA 301
CLEP Calculus ≥ 50 MAT 191 MAT 292
CLEP College Algebra ≥ 50 MAT 115 MAT 120 or MAT 190 (with CDT)
CLEP College Mathematics ≥ 50 MAT 112 Based on CDT or MPT
CLEP Precalculus 50-64 MAT 115 MAT 120 or MAT 190 (with CDT)
CLEP Precalculus ≥ 65 MAT 151 MAT 191
IB Mathematics SL (Studies) 5 MAT 115 MAT 120 or MAT 190 (with CDT)
IB Mathematics SL (Methods) 5 MAT 190 or MAT 120 MAT 191
IB Mathematics HL 5 MAT 191 and MAT 292 MAT 293

MAT 112 – Contemporary Topics in Mathematics, MAT 115 – College Algebra, and STA 108 – Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics all satisfy the General Education GMT 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.