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Math Assessment Information

Accuplacer Math Placement Tests:

The MSU Denver Math department uses the Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics test (QAS) and the Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions test (AAF) to place students in college level math courses. Math courses have different placement requirements, please see the chart below for details.

Tutoring Center help for Math Placement Tests:

Additional study resources are available at the Student Academic Success Tutoring Center located in Student Success Building room 230. Please click HERE for information on FREE Tutoring and help with Accuplacer test preparation including practice questions.

Math Department help for Math Placement Tests:

Click HERE to see information on MSU Denver Math Department preparation sessions. (Updated schedule pending, please check back for details).

Official Accuplacer Study Guide:

Click HERE to download the free Accuplacer study guide. 

PDF of the MSU Denver Cut Score Matrix: Cut Score Matrix - September 2018

Math Score Placement Matrix

Courses

Accuplacer Score (Next Generation)

Accuplacer Score
(Old Version)

SAT Score (2016 or later Math Score)

SAT Score (pre-2016 Math Score)

ACT Math Score

High School GPA

MTH1080
w/ Peer Study

 225 (QAS)

45-71 (EA)

500

460

19

1.0

MTH1080

240 (QAS)

72-120 (EA)

500

460

19

2.5

MTH1210

240 (QAS)

72-120 (EA)  OR
45-71 (EA) + 75-120 (AR)

500

460

19

3.0

MTH1610

240 (QAS)

72-120 (EA)  OR
45-71 (EA) + 75-120 (AR)

500

460

19

N/A

MTH1310
w/ Peer Study

220 (AAF)

85 - 99 (EA)

500

460

19

N/A

MTH1112
w/ Peer Study

220 (AAF)

85 - 99 (EA)

500

460

19

N/A

MTH1310

235 (AAF)

100-120 (EA)

580

560

24

N/A

MTH1112

235 (AAF)

100-120 (EA)

580

560

24

N/A

MTH1108
Stretch

210 (AAF)

45 (EA)

500

460

19

N/A

MTH1110
w/ Peer Study

230 (AAF)

90-120 (EA) AND
20-44 (CLM)

530

500

22

N/A

MTH1110

245 (AAF)

45 (CLM)

610

590

27

N/A

MTH1120

280 (AAF)

65 (CLM)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MTH1400

280 (AAF)

65 (CLM)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MTH1410

Exam update pending

80 (CLM)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MATH Key: QAS=Next Gen. Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics, AAF=Next Gen. Advanced Algebra & Functions, AR= Arithmetic (classic), EA=Elementary Algebra (classic), CLM=College Level Math (classic) 
All test scores valid for five years, HS GPA valid forever

 For Placement in MAT050 or MAT055 (See academic advisor)

CourseScore Requirement
 MAT050  No test needed - See Advisor First!
MAT055 With Lab: MAT025  No test needed - See Advisor First!
MAT055 Use QAS test: 265 or higher.

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