Placement Information

Advanced Placement Program
New Mexico Tech participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Credit and/or advanced placement are granted according to the departmental policies listed here. Advanced Placement credit is not awarded for grades of 1 or 2.

Math Placement
Placement is determined by ACT/SAT math score or the optional math placement test.

ACT Math Score SAT Math Score Initial Math Course
≤ 20 ≤ 490 MATH 101 (College Algebra)
21 - 25 500 - 580 MATH 103 (Pre-Calculus)
26 - 29 590 - 660 MATH 104 (Trigonometry)
≥ 30 ≥ 670 MATH 131 (Calculus & Analytic Geometry I)

For information about the math placement test, email
Students may also enroll in advanced math courses if transferring college credit for appropriate math coursework.

ACT/SAT English Waiver
Students who score 27 or higher on the ACT English test or 610 or higher on the SAT Critical Reading test will have ENGL 111 waived as a requirement. 

College Level Examination Program
No credit is given for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). However, challenge exams are available in various courses. Challenge exams are arranged by individual academic departments.

Official documents are required for all credit, placement, and waivers.