UNC Charlotte uses math placement levels to determine which math classes students are eligible to register for. In the catalog description of a math or statistics course you might see a prerequisite listed as: “Appropriate eligibility level of math placement.” Math levels are assigned based on SAT or ACT scores. If a student has not been assigned a math placement level or wishes to improve their math placement level, they may take UNC Charlotte’s math placement test.
For students with AP credit or transferable college math credit: if the class you received credit for is a prerequisite for the class you need to take, you do not need a math level. You will be able to register for the next appropriate math course.
(Note: visiting students and post-baccalaureate do not need a placement level. If you are unable to enroll in your course, please contact the math department.)
Click here to enroll in the Canvas course “Training – Math Placement.” This is the Canvas course that houses the placement test.
- If you have SAT or ACT scores and would prefer to use those scores for placement instead of taking this test, you can email a screenshot of your results (including your name and the date of the test) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your information will be updated in Banner, and a math placement level assigned (see table below for math levels based on test scores).
- Once you have enrolled in the course, read all information printed on the home page.
- It’s a good idea to refresh yourself on Intermediate Algebra prior to taking the test. There are review modules and practice tests in the Canvas site that can help you get up to speed.
- Once you are ready to take the placement test, select Quizzes from the menu and take the test.
- The test requires the use of Respondus Monitor. This is a proctoring software that requires the use of a webcam. You will be walked through the installation prior to taking the test.
- This test is best taken on a computer running Windows or MacOS. If the only device you have access to is a Chromebook, please send an email to email@example.com.
- There are two versions of the test and you can take each version only once. It’s a good idea to use your experience with the first test to inform your review of the material so that you can improve before taking the second test.
- Once your scores have been uploaded, you can register for the appropriate course as indicated by your score and your major. (See the table in the Frequently Asked Questions section below.)
- Please email Ree Linker at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How do I know what my math placement level is (or if I even have one?)
A: Your math placement level is listed on your Advising Transcript. To find your Advising Transcript, go to my.uncc.edu and select Banner. On the Student Services / Student Account tab, select Student Records, then Advising Transcript. Use “Transcript Level: All Levels” and “Transcript Type: Web Transcript.” If you have a math placement level, it will be listed at the top of the Advising Transcript under “Student Attributes.” (Note that the levels which correspond to ACT/SAT scores are given in the table below.)
Q: Which math classes can I take at each Math Level?
|Math Level||SAT Math Score||ACT Math Score||Math Placement Test Score||Eligible Math Classes|
|ML1||< 510||< 18||< 11||MATH 0900, MATH 1102, MATH 1105*, online self-remediation|
|ML2||510 – 560||18 – 22||11 – 13||MATH 1100, MATH 1102, MATH 1105*, MATH 1340*|
|ML3||570 – 620||23 – 25||14 – 17||MATH 1100, MATH 1102, MATH 1103, MATH 1105*, MATH 1340*|
|ML4||630 – 800||26 – 36||18 – 25||MATH 1100, MATH 1102, MATH 1103, MATH 1105*, MATH 1340*, MATH 1120, MATH 1241, STAT 1220, STAT 1221, STAT 1222|
*Major department approval may be required.
Q: What if I do worse on the math placement test than I did on my SAT/ACT or on an earlier attempt?
A: We will utilize the highest math placement that you are eligible for. For example, if you are placed at ML2 by the SAT, and ML1 by the UNC Charlotte math placement test, you will remain at ML2.
Q: What is the online self-remediation?
A: Students who place into ML1 will be given the option to complete the online Hawkes Self Remediation program. Students who choose this option will be assigned to ML2 upon its completion. Note: grades are not assigned and credit hours are not earned when this option is selected.
Q: Which math courses fulfill the Mathematical and Logical Reasoning requirement for general education?
A: All math courses, with the exception of MATH 0900, can be used to meet the Mathematical and Logical Reasoning requirement for general education. In some majors, students can take MATH 1102 and/or MATH 1105 to satisfy this requirement. Students should check with their major departments and advisors to see if they fall into this category.
Q: Which math courses are recommended as a starting point for my major?
A: See the table below.
|Major||Recommended Course||Recommended Level|
|Accounting||MATH 1120/STAT 1220||ML4|
|Africana Studies||MATH 1102||ML1|
|Art History||MATH 1102||ML1|
|Business||MATH 1120/STAT 1220||ML4|
|Child and Family Development||MATH 1102||ML1|
|Computer Science||MATH 1241||ML4|
|Criminal Justice||MATH 1100||ML2|
|Data Science||MATH 1120/1241||ML4|
|Earth and Environmental Science||MATH 1103||ML3|
|Economics||MATH 1120/STAT 1220||ML4|
|Elementary Education||MATH 1340||ML2|
|Engineering Technology/Construction Management||MATH 1103||ML3|
|Environmental Studies||MATH 1100||ML2|
|Exercise Science/Kinesiology||MATH 1100||ML2|
|Fire Safety Technology||MATH 1100||ML2|
|Geography BA||MATH 1102||ML1|
|Geography BS||MATH 1100||ML2|
|Health Systems Management||MATH 1102||ML2|
|International Studies||MATH 1102||ML1|
|Japanese Studies||MATH 1102||ML1|
|Latin American Studies||MATH 1102||ML1|
|Math for Business BA||MATH 1103||ML3|
|Math for Business BS||MATH 1120||ML4|
|Middle Grades Education||MATH 1102||ML1|
|Political Science||MATH 1102||ML1|
|Public Health||MATH 1100||ML2|
|Religious Studies||MATH 1102||ML1|
|Social Work||MATH 1100||ML2|
|Special Education||MATH 1340||ML2|
|Writing Rhetoric and Digital Studies||MATH 1102||ML1|