Math Placement Test Algorithm: UW-Madison

MBSC ALG TRG Mathematics Course Options
150-355 150-850 150-850 Remedial status:  If SAT-M>540 or ACT-M>21 then Math 101 OR Math 141, other Math 95 (See Note 1)
356-405 150-850 150-850 Math 101 OR Math 141 (See Note 1)
406-850 150-415 150-850 Math 101 OR Math 141 (See Note 1)
416-495 150-565 Math 112 (followed by Math 113 for calculus 221)
566-850 Math 112 (will not need Math 113 for calculus 221) OR Math 114 OR Math 171-217 sequence (See Note 2)
496-565 150-565 Math 114 OR Math 171-217 sequence (See Notes 2 and 3) [QR-A satisfied)
566-850 Math 112 (will not need Math 113 for calculus 221) OR Math 114 OR Math 171-217 sequence (See Note 2)
566-850 150-565 Math 113 OR Math 210 OR Math 211 OR Math 114 OR Math 171-217 sequence (See Note 2) [QR-A satisfied]
566-850 Math 210 or 211 or 221 [QR-A satisfied]

Note 1:  Math 141 is a QR-A terminal course.

Note 2:  Math 171/217 is a year long course.  Student must take both courses to get the equivalent of Math 114 and Math 221.

Note 3:  A placement into Math 114 does not imply student has been placed out of Math 112.

AP Credits:  

  • BC score of 4 or 5:  Math 221 and 222 credit
  • BC score of 3:  3 math elective credits (QR-A satisfied)
  • BC score of 1 or 2:  no credit
  • AB score or AB subscore of 4 or 5:  Math 221 credit
  • AB score or AB subscore of 3:   3 math elective credits (QR-A satisfied)
  • AB score or AB subscore of 1 or 2:  no credit