UT Tyler Department of Mathematics

Algebra and College Level Placement Exam


This page contains information regarding placement into college level mathematics courses.

If you wish to take one of the following courses:

  • MATH 1314 – College Algebra
  • MATH 1324 – Mathematics for Business and Economics I
  • MATH 1332 – Contemporary Mathematics I
  • MATH 1342 – Statistics I
  • MATH 2312 – Precalculus

Then you must satisfy one of the following requirements:

  • Grade of C or better in MATH 0303 (Intermediate Algebra).
  • Score of 21 or better on the mathematics section of ACT.
  • Score of 530 or better on the quantitative section of SAT.
  • Score of 270 or better on the mathematics section of THEA.
  • Passing score on the departmental pre-algebra placement test.
  • Other placement tests (e.g. Accuplacer and Compass) may place you into college level mathematics.

The department does offer a pre-algebra placement exam. Practice exams (Ver. 1, Ver. 2, Ver. 3, Ver. 4, and Ver. 5) are available, with answer key. Passing this exam (70% or better) will allow you to take any of the courses listed above. This test is administered by the Academic Advising Center (UC 3440), 903.565.5718