Placement Options

If you believe you were incorrectly placed into a mathematics course, you have two options:

Option #1(Recommended option) - Completely bypass the Math Department and retake the math portion of the COMPASS test for a fee of approximately $25. See your advisor to exercise this option.


  • Your placement is in your own hands.
  • You can move up any number of courses.
  • The process takes a very short period of time.


  • It costs $25.

Option #2 - Bring transcripts, placement test scores, and other documentation (e.g. ACT or SAT scores) as evidence of incorrect placement to the math department chairperson or coordinator. If appropriate, a written placement test will be scheduled. Students exercising this option will not be allowed to move up more than one course. (Note: An ACT math subscore of 22 or greater is typically sufficient to allow for placement into a college-level math course.)

Please note that you must have evidence to justify that you were incorrectly placed.  You cannot exercise this option simply because you would rather take a different course.


  • It's free.


  • You must have evidence to support your case. Your case will not be considered without the necessary documentation.
  • Your placement is in the hands of the Math Department.
  • You can move up at most one course.
  • The process may take several days. This may affect your chances of being accepted into another course.


If you were incorrectly placed, you may have been unprepared for placement testing or you may have misunderstood the consequences of incorrect placement. Please don't make the same mistake twice. Be prepared!