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Placement Exams

Accurate placement is the key to successful progress through the mathematics curriculum. The main placement methods that ISU uses are:

  • Completion of coursework prerequisites with a grade of C- or better, or
  • Satisfactory scores on the ALEKS, ACT or SAT placement exam.

Students may place into courses higher than MATH 0025* by achieving any one of the following scores on their ALEKS, ACT or SAT  placement exam, or MATH 0090 finishing score. However, scores from any one of these exams may place you into math courses no higher than MATH 1170, Calculus I. If you would like to see if you are eligible to enroll in MATH 1175, Calculus II, you may take the CLEP exam to see if you can pass the Calculus I material.

Courses that satisfy the General Education Objective #3 are highlighted in yellow.


For more information on taking the ALEKS or CLEP exam, or to schedule an exam time, please visit the website for the Pocatello Testing Center or Idaho Falls Testing Center .