MU Math Placement - Department of Mathematics - University of Missouri - College of Arts and Science
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Students with Transfer Credit or Dual Credit

If you have already completed the prerequisite course at another institution (but your transfer credits have not yet been posted on MyZou) and you need to request a permission number to enroll in your upcoming Math course, please email an unofficial copy of your transcript to crewsae@missouri.edu or gilping@missouri.edu. Include your complete name, student id#, MU email address, and the information on which course you want to register for. Make sure you have an official transcript sent directly to Admissions Office, 230 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211.

All students who plan to take a Math course numbered 1500 or below should take the ALEKS assessment, even if you have satisfied the prerequisites through transfer credit, dual credit, AP or IB credit. Your ALEKS assessment score is an indication of your preparedness for the math course you wish to take. If your score does not satisfy the prerequisite for the course you plan to take, you are advised to retake a lower-level math course, or remediate and review materials from your prior course.

Students with AP Credit  

  • Students receiving Advanced Placement (AP) Credit will be placed as follows:
     
    • AP Calculus BC Exam score of 3 or higher:
      • Receive credit for Math 1160, Math 1500, and Math 1700 (eligible to take Math 2300)
      • Students who score a 3 on the AP Calculus BC exam are advised to take Math 1700 if they plan to eventually take Math 2300.
         
    • AP Calculus AB Exam score (or AB Subscore from BC Exam) of 3 or higher:
      • Receive credit for Math 1160, and Math 1500 (eligible to take Math 1700)
      • Students who score a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam are advised to take Math 1500 if they plan to eventually take Math 1700.
         
    • Students may not receive more than 5 hours of credit from Math 1100, 1140, and 1160. If a student already has credit for Math 1100, he/she will receive credit for Math 1140 instead of Math 1160.
       

Students with IB Credit

  • Students receiving International Baccalaureate Credit will be placed as follows:  
    • IB Mathematical Studies SL or HL Exam score of 5 or higher:
      • Receive credit for Math 1160 and Math 1500 (eligible to take Math 1700)