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Course Placement

What does my score mean?

Based upon placement exam scores, the School of Mathematical Sciences will provide a recommendation to students' home departments for appropriate placement. If you have any questions regarding your placement, please contact your home department.

Math, Science, Engineering, and Engineering Technology Sequences

MPE Score

Course Placement

75% to 100%

COS-MATH-181 Project-Based Calculus I

50% to 74%

COS-MATH-171 Calculus A

0% to 49%

COS-MATH-111 Precalculus

To understand the relationship among the calculus courses listed above, please visit the School of Mathematical Sciences' Calculus at RIT placement page.

NOTE 1: In some circumstances it will be possible, up to the end of the third week of the course, for a student to switch from the COS-MATH-181 sequence to the COS-MATH-171 sequence. This might be indicated, for example, in cases where a student was incorrectly placed, or where early performance is extremely poor.

NOTE 2: Again, in some circumstances it will be possible, during the first week of the course, for a student to switch from the COS-MATH-171 sequence to the COS-MATH-181 sequence. This might be indicated, for example, in cases where a student was incorrectly placed, or where early performance is extremely good. Such a move must be done only after careful advising.

Business and Life Sciences Sequences

MPE Score

Course Placement

55% to 100%

COS-MATH-161 Applied Calculus

30% to 54%

COS-MATH-101 College Algebra

0% to 29%

COS-MATH-090 Algebra

Health Science Sequence for Biomedical Science, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Physicians Assistant programs.

MPE Score

Course Placement

55% to 100%

COS-MATH-161 Applied Calculus

30% to 54%

COS-MATH-111 Precalculus

0% to 29%

COS-MATH-090 Algebra